- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Behavioural Activation (BA)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Mindfulness based CBT
- Schema focused therapy
- Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Trauma focused CBT
- Video and telephone consultations
Being heard and truly listened to has a powerful impact on a person. Research shows that continuous experiences of being acknowledged and validated in relationship provide unique opportunities for change, growth and clarity
First and foremost, my aim as a psychological therapist entails the provision of a safe confidential place where you will feel able to share your concerns and talk about what is troubling you. Then, in order to devise an appropriate treatment plan and assess the possible length of treatment, it is important to establish some type of therapeutic contract and achievable goals or aims for our work together. This is always done in collaboration with you, the client.
My therapeutic stance is Integrative which means that I work across different therapeutic modalities depending on the issues brought to therapy and the length of the contract agreed. My training in Counselling Psychology embraces scientific and humanistic psychological perspectives in working with emotional distress. Then, depending on the presenting problem, various therapeutic approaches may be integrated.
While a Person or Client-Centred approach always provides a base for treatments at PVTherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques, EMDR, Mindfulness and Compassion-focused interventions can be integrated to address the role of dysfunctional thought or behavioural patterns or schemas on emotional life, effect behavioural change and eventually encourage you to become your own therapist, if you so wish. A more exploratory, non-directive type of therapeutic intervention may be appropriate for specific problems. We can discuss and evaluate the therapeutic approach as treatment progresses.
Areas of interest
Anxiety disorders; Bereavement; Individual therapy; Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Depression; Major trauma; Post natal depression; Weight issues; Life transitions; Relationship difficulties; Self esteem; Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); Personality disorder; Phobias; Panic attacks, Transitions, Existential issues
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Psychophysiological disorders
Current NHS consultant posts held
The Priory Roehampton: Psychological Therapist in the Primary Care in Psychological Therapies Team.
University of East London: Clinical Supervision of postgraduate psychologists,
West London Centre for Counselling: locum work - Assessments Coordinator
Barnes Hospital and several community organisations and charities.
MIndfulness, Creative Therapeutic interventions for wellbeing; Nutritional Psychology; Creative Interventions in Therapy; Using CBT to address Weight Issues
Registration with the Health Professions Council HCPC
Member of the British Psychological Society BPS
Accredited member of British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies BABCP
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Spanish - Native or bilingual
Suite101.com, Sep 2011
"A Teaspoon of CBT for Mom's Hot Chicken Soup"
Families Magazine UK, Jan-Feb 2010 issue
"Being a Working Mum Will Not Harm Your Child, But Feeling Guilty About It Can"
Counselling Directory UK, January 2011
"Therapy on the Field:
Exposure techniques for anxiety disorders"
Counselling Directory UK, March 2011
Mindfulmatters, Spring 2011
"5 a day for a healthy body, 5 more for a healthy mind"
Health in Motion: Osteopathy Clinic Newsletter
- MScCounselling Psychology Roehampton University 2008
- Achieving Excellence in CBT for Supervisors Institute of Psychiatry 2011
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- CBT Therapist BABCP 2012
- Counselling Psychologist Health Care Professions Council 2011
- Counsellor BACP 2007
Details of entry to specialist register
- Registered Counselling Psychologist HPC, 2011
Affiliations / memberships
British Psychological Society
British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
38 Castlebar Park London W5 1BU
020 8621 3244