- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Behavioural Activation (BA)
- Behavioural Couples Therapy
- CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Video and telephone consultations
I’m an independent practitioner, highly skilled Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I have 14 years post qualified experience treating common mental health conditions and psychological difficulties which create distress, discomfort and intolerance, resulting from the pressures and demands of daily living such as stress, worry, anxiety and depression.
Areas of interest
Depressive Disorders: Clinical, Recurrent,
Anxiety Disorders: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Generalised Anxiety Disorder(GAD), Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety & Phobia, Specific Phobias, Health Anxiety
Eating Disorders: Bulimia Nervosa, Binge eating disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) & Major trauma, Adult/Childhood Trauma and Abuse
Alcohol / drug dependency; Bereavement;
Adjustment difficulties/Disorder. Adoption
Fear of childbirth / Tokophobia,
Pre + postpartum anxiety
Maternal Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Breastfeeding support (for women who haven't been able to BF + feel distressed by this)
Couple work - adjusting to pregnancy, being parents, support with communication + reclaiming relationship, minimising conflict.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Current: NHS Crisis Therapy Service (ELFT) providing assessment & treatment to people in psycho-social crisis.
Prior: SWLSTG NHS Trust & The Priory, providing therapeutic care to adolescents & adults with a range of psychological issues.
Worked in the community, specialist hospitals, inpatient, outpatient & day care settings; private practice for many years in East London.
I provide a welcoming, friendly & safe service to mothers, fathers, family members alike, anyone experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties pre/during pregnancy or after birth (the perinatal phase), yet not exclusive to this period, to focus on adjustment & transitioning to parenthood, improving maternal/paternal health & wellbeing, treating trauma, anxiety disorders & depression; stress management.
As humans we can often struggle & suffer emotionally, this is a common human experience, sometimes we can resolve this alone & at other times we may benefit from some support. I'm driven to understand this & then find ways to alleviate the distress & suffering, by developing compassion, connection, courage & wisdom to regulate emotions, instilling a sense of safety & calm, using Compassion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Trauma; Self-esteem; Emotional Regulation: Compassion Focused Therapy; Postnatal Depression; Birth Trauma; Pregnancy; Pre/post partum anxiety; maternal OCD; Loss: Anxiety disorders; Depression.
Post Qualification Certificate in Behavioural Couples Therapy.
Compassionate Mind training, additional training in Recovering from Trauma using Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) & Treating Postnatal Depression using CFT.
- MSc, PPDip in Counselling Psychology London Metropolitan University 2006
Details of entry to specialist register
- BPS registered as a Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
Chartered Counselling Psychologist, registered & accredited with the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Member of the BPS's Division of Counselling Psychology, the Faculty of Perinatal Psychology & registered as a Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor.
Registered Psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HPC), UK
Member of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
- 45 Central Street LONDON EC1V 8AB
- 16:30 - 19:30
- 07917 356570
- 45 Central StreetLondon
- 17:30 - 21:30
- 07917 356570
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.