My professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships:
- British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited Post Graduate Diploma
- Member of BACP
My professional experience:
I have 15 years of experience working with eating disorders in a hospital, school and private setting. I work with patients requiring intensive treatment for their illness and patients in a less formal setting, requiring weekly outpatient support. I additionally work with Bariatric surgery patients offering pre and post-operative support. My experience also includes supporting young people through episodes of depression and anxiety.
My personal statement:
I base my treatment on the individual needs of each patient. This means employing my wide range of knowledge and experience of both young people and eating disorders. Eating disorders affect a wide range of people and ages from the very young to people in the 60’s or older. As well as working in the hospital environment, I have worked within the school system for many years. Latterly I have expanded my work into the treatment of obesity and the benefits of psychological intervention and surgery.
Additional information about my research, publications and interests:
My interests focus on the effects of eating disorders on dancers and sportsmen and women. I am also interested in the long term effects of surgical intervention for obesity.