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- Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
- Trauma focused CBT
I gained both my Degree in Psychology and my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from University College, London.
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 but 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 Merchant and Investment bankers 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 with high profile cases - including those who have made threats to members of the Royal Family and Parliamentarians, has afforded me 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 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 to refer to a consultant psychiatrist on Harley Street, should it become apparent that a client's presenting problems require medication to support psychological intervention. On rare occasions, a short admission to a private hospital has been needed to manage actively suicidal patients.
Areas of interest
My treatment model is 1:1 therapy, 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: anxiety, depression, stress management, OCD, addictions to drugs and alcohol, trauma and attachment difficulties (often played out in the work context and at home). I also provide psychological therapy to those with Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder Types I and Type II and those with suicidal ideation.