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- Behaviour Therapy
- CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Family Therapy
- Mindfulness based CBT
- Trauma focused CBT
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
I have worked for the NHS since 1999 as a qualified Clinical Psychologist, within a London specialist service for people with severe mental health difficulties. I have gained a wealth of experience working with the complex needs of service users, from the ages of 19 years to their early 60s, in a wide range of care settings. Forming a trusting relationship with individuals who have experienced trauma in their early life is paramount and a particular skill I have as a therapist.
You may be asking yourself why seeing a Clinical Psychologist may be the best way forward for you. I believe that we are highly skilled and trained professionals who are able to work with a full spectrum of psychological difficulties, ranging from the very common (such as anxiety and depression) to the less common (psychosis). There is extensive evidence that psychological therapies are beneficial for mental health difficulties. Clinical psychology aims to reduce psychological distress and to enhance the promotion of psychological well-being, via the use of evidence based psychological approaches.
Areas of interest
My Interests and Areas of Expertise include:
•Mental Health difficulties including anxiety, depression, fears/phobias, obsessions, low self-esteem, childhood or more recent trauma, substance abuse, difficulties related to regulating mood (be this related to anger or lows/highs), work-related stress, bereavements and more complex mental health difficulties (such as psychosis). •Relapse prevention work such that once recovery from a mental health difficulty has occurred, the risk of re-experiencing an difficulties is reduced. •Family/Couples work – focusing upon the provision of psycho-educational materials (e.g. about the illness) and facilitating communication (e.g. sharing relapse prevention plans) between family members effected by the difficulties. •On an organisational level, providing a reflective space to think about the impact of work/organisational issues on people’s well-being; as well as ACT in the workplace resilience training.
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych) University of East London 1999
- BSc (Hons) Psychology Goldsmiths College, University of London 1994
- Diploma in Forensic Psychotherapeutic Studies The Portman Clinic 2005
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.