My professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships:
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
- Associate Fellow of British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)
- Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered
- Member of British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
- Member of Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP)
My professional experience:
I am a chartered clinical psychologist with experience of working in the public health sector and private practice, around the UK and overseas. I work with individuals, couples and groups across the life span in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I offer psychological therapies for all mental health issues, as well as life concerns, including loss, adjustments and transitions, self-esteem, stress, and relationship problems. I have a special clinical and research interest in eating and weight disorders, and have worked in this area, conducting research and providing therapy for over ten years. At Nightingale Hospital London I work in the Eating Disorders Unit, conducting individual and group therapy, as well as seeing individuals in general psychiatry.
My personal statement:
As a clinical psychologist, I have been trained as a scientist practitioner, which means I use the available research evidence, in combination with my clinical experience, to deliver effective psychological treatments that are tailored to the needs of the individual. In doing this I utilise techniques from a range of therapeutic approaches; behavioural, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic and dialectical, to address specific problems. I firmly believe that therapy should empower the individual by increasing their understanding of the issue for which they sought help, as well as providing techniques to help them manage in the future. Having lived overseas, I am also interested in differing presentations, and perceptions, of mental health difficulties across cultures. I enjoy teaching and research, and have been involved in projects investigating self-help, eating disorders, motivation for change, and health behaviours.