Professional Qualifications, accreditations and memberships:
- Registered Counselling Psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) with the British Psychological Society (BPS)
- Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (PsychD)
- Master of Science in Theoretical Psychoanalytic Studies (MSc)
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (Dip)
For almost a decade I have worked across a variety of settings and services including the NHS, higher-education and the third-sector. As a chartered psychologist I am able to offer comprehensive assessment and draw on appropriate therapeutic models to facilitate beneficial change. I am experienced in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy and person-centred therapy.
I have worked with clients in both short-term (4-12 sessions) and long-term therapy for a variety of difficulties. In the NHS I provided CBT for clients experiencing mood problems such as depression, anxiety and work stress, social anxiety, panic, OCD, and PTSD.
In the charity sector I used relational models to support people adjusting to and managing long-term health conditions. This included exploring issues of sexuality and identity, negotiating relationship and family problems, and substance misuse difficulties..
At the Nightingale Hospital I facilitate therapy groups for in-patients and offer one-to-one therapy. I also lecture at two London universities teaching across a range of psychology, counselling and mental health issues.
As a counselling psychologist I aim to collaborate with clients to help them understand themselves, the nature of their difficulties and how to move towards their goals. Having trained and worked within more than one model of therapy I can offer different ways of working psychologically, tailoring our therapeutic work specifically to each client and their goals.
I am particularly informed by a relational framework which underpins my clinical practice. This means much can be understood from being attentive to how an individual relates to themselves, others and the wider world in context of their early relational experiences. Although this may not be the focus of therapeutic work it offers valuable insights that can be useful in the therapeutic process.
As a native Londoner and having trained in the capital, I am mindful of issues of diversity and difference and how this may inform someone’s lived experiences and troubles. I have worked therapeutically with individuals from different cultures and ethnicities, individuals who require a translator and people across the spectrum of sexuality and gender.
Additional information about my research, publications and interests:
My research interests focus on gender, sexuality and sexual problems/dysfunctions. My completed doctoral research examined the discursive power in the problem accounts of male sexual dysfunction.
I have a strong interest in the epistemology of psychological knowledge, especially social constructionist perspectives on mainstream psychology and psychotherapy.
Conditions I treat
- Psychosexual Difficulties
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Trauma and PTSD
- Prenatal and Postnatal Depression
- Sleep Disorders
- Relationship and Interpersonal Difficulties
- Panic Attacks
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Mood Disorders
- Bipolar Disorders
- Anger Problems