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- Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
- Trauma focused CBT
Following a 13-year career in the NHS as a Clinical Psychologist (7 years at 8C Consultant grade), I have been working in private practice for a further 4 years as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. I predominantly treat clients in the Finance sector. I have a private practice in both Mayfair and The City. I see both male and female clients, from young graduates to Senior Executives (predominantly the latter). These are Financiers from across the Bank of American Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan, HSBC, Barclays, Bank of England, EY, EBRD and NatWest Bank, as well as in merchant and investment banking with clients who do not wish to name the organisation in which they work.
A long history of working with offenders in the NHS and the prison system, often with high profile cases - including those who have made threats to members of the Royal Family and Parliamentarians means that I have an understanding of the confidentiality and security required in the handling of highly sensitive clinical information.
I take seriously the need for clinical supervision to maintain the delivery of a high-quality psychological intervention. Regarding my own supervision, although the BPS standard for highly qualified staff is monthly supervision, I make sure I receive a minimum of twice-monthly 50-minute supervision.
Added to my high-quality service provision, is my capacity for referrals to a consultant psychiatrist on Harley Street, should it become apparent that a clients’ presenting problems require medication to support psychological intervention. On very rare occasions, a brief admission to a private hospital has been required to manage actively suicidal patients.
Areas of interest
My treatment model is 1-1 therapy, both short-term and long-term, using CBT. For short-term treatment - focusing on 'psychological first aid', resilience building and stress management, I use CBT. For longer-term therapy - treating more complex presenting psychological problems, I use psycho-dynamically informed CBT. The latter is extremely helpful in developing formulations for those clients who find themselves less responsive to traditional CBT approaches. In essence, I tailor the treatment model to the presenting needs of the client. I also have a long experience of implementing treatment online, typically for senior executives who travel often.
Presenting problems include anxiety, depression, stress management, addictions (drugs and alcohol), and attachment difficulties (often played out in the work context, but also at home). I also provide psychological therapy to those with Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder (Type I and Type II) and those with suicidal ideation