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- Applied Relaxation
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa (CBT-BN)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
I am a chartered clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience. My approach to therapy is mainly cognitive behavioural (cbt) and is also informed by ideas from several other approaches including dialectical behaviour therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. I work with clients to build a joint understanding of their current difficulties in order to develop a treatment plan which will fit best with evidenced based ideas and their own objectives.
Areas of interest
Clinical psychology; Cognitive behaviour therapy; Eating and weight disorders; General adult mental health problems; obesity; traumatic memories; anxiety
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Video and telephone consultations
Current NHS consultant posts held
I have worked for over 30 years in the NHS. For twenty years I specialised in the treatment of eating disorders, with people whose difficulties are expressed through eating too little or through problems with controlling what they eat.
In 2012 I retired from my post as joint service lead of the community eating disorders service in Bedfordshire (South Essex Partnership Trust) and now work mainly in private practice.
Books: Pathology of Eating: Psychology and Treatment (Routledge 1986, 2013)
Tomorrow I'll Be Slim (Routledge 1989, 2013)
Therapy for Eating Disorders (Sage 2014)
Courses offered to GPs
Seminars/talks for GPs on the subject of introduction to eating disorders and treatment ; issues of weight control for people who have to restrict their diet, eg diabetics; other topics e.g. psychological treatment of anxiety and depression on request
- BA Hons Psychology Manchester University 1972
- MSc Clinical Psychology Surrey University 1975
- EMDR training parts 1-4 EMDR WORKS (approved by EMDR Europe) 2016
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Co-chair North London group of EMDR Association UK and Ireland 2019
Details of entry to specialist register
- HCPC, 2009
Affiliations / memberships
British Psychological Society
British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
Royal Society of Medicine (senior associate member)
EMDR Association UK and Ireland
- 999 Medical & Diagnostic Centre 997-1003...
- 09:00 - 13:30
- 020 8346 5189
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.