Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Director
My qualifications are:
I have over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and older adults who have been struggling with a wide range of difficulties in inpatient, outpatient and community settings. These include but are not limited to: anxiety, adjustment difficulties, depression, OCD, phobias, panic, stress, self-harm, interpersonal/relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, anger, and traumatic experiences. Alongside working in private practice, I currently work as a Senior Clinical Psychologist in the NHS. Until recently, I have specialised in working with teenagers and adults with cancer, helping patients at all stages of cancer from diagnosis to end of life to cope with their illness. I am currently leading a psychology service that specialises in working with people adjusting to life after limb amputation. In my private practice, I mainly work with adults. In particular, I see a lot of students at the practice and help them to adjust to the challenges of university life.
In my clinical practice I like to draw on a range of evidence-based therapeutic models such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT). I also use Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). EMDR is a clinical treatment which is effective in treating individuals who have experienced psychological difficulties arising from traumatic experiences, such as assault, road traffic accidents, war trauma, torture, natural or man-made disasters, sexual abuse and childhood neglect. EMDR is also increasingly used to treat symptoms which are not necessarily trauma-related, such as panic disorder, phobias, performance anxiety, self-esteem issues and other anxiety-related disorders.
I am also a trained Mindfulness teacher and like to incorporate it into my therapeutic work where I feel that it would benefit my clients. Overall, I offer an integrative approach, adapting the way I work according to each individual client’s needs in order to provide a uniquely tailored service. No two individuals are the same and I believe that should be reflected within the therapeutic focus.