Hello, and welcome to my profile. I’m a 39-year-old chartered psychologist with over 10 years’ experience of helping people overcome their mental health problems. I have practised psychotherapy in a number of settings, mainly within the NHS, and have worked successfully with people whose difficulties cover the spectrum from general unhappiness through to complex trauma and psychosis.
I have undergone training in a broad range of psychological therapies, including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Compassion-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and cognitive-analytic therapy (CAT). This enables me to really tailor my approach to your individual needs and preferences, and on a short- or long-term basis.
The types of therapy I particularly value are those which emphasise the role of difficult experiences, memories, relationships and feelings in the development and maintenance of mental health problems. Understanding and addressing the effects of the past has proven the most effective way of enabling long-lasting change for the people I have helped.
Process and Costs
The process would involve us meeting for an initial consultation to explore your difficulties and for us to decide whether we both feel we can work together to resolve them.
Then we would usually agree an approximate number of sessions to work towards. Each session will last 50 minutes.
As I am currently employed as the full-time clinical psychologist of a local NHS Community Mental Health Team, I’m only able to offer evening appointments. These are currently on Mondays and Thursdays.
The fee is £70 per session if self-funding. Please notify me ASAP if you have insurance, so I can ensure I am registered with your provider.
I know from personal experience that making the first step towards undertaking psychotherapy can be daunting and scary.
You will lose nothing by simply dropping me an email or picking up the phone to get the ball rolling, and it could change your life.