My professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships:
- HCPC Registration & Accreditation
- BPS Accreditation & Chartered Status
My professional experience:
I have worked in the NHS as a Counselling Psychologist since 2006, as well as in the private sector. I have worked with a wide range of mental health problems, including depression, relationship issues, eating disorders; body image issues, low self-esteem & emotional regulation. In addition, anxiety disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) , health anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, phobias & more. In Nightingale Hospital London, I work mainly within the Eating Disorders Services, both inpatient and day patient, as well as, outpatient.
My personal statement:
I offer a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to explore & reflect on their emotional & behavioural issues. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the primary therapeutic model I work within. Through experience (& research), I have found CBT treatment to be an effective method of therapy; assisting clients in changing the way they behave and think. A special interest area of mine is Eating Disorders, with Eating Disorders I employ CBT-E; a treatment which is tailored to the specific eating problem and the clients needs. The therapist and the client, together, become experts on the eating problem and what is keeping it going for the client. Teaching coping strategies and techniques that help the client to independently overcome their issues. It is therefore mainly concerned with the present and future, as well as, addressing the origins of the problem as needed.