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- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Family Therapy
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years’ experience specialising in working with children and young people, and their parents/carers and families. My specialism is in helping with anxiety, low mood, low confidence/ lack of self-esteem, difficulties with relationships and friendships, behavioural challenges and parenting support/ consultation and family work.
I am trained in a variety of therapeutic models including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), systemic (family) therapy and Personal Construct Therapy (PCP) and use models these integratively in my work in order to best meet the needs of an individual.
When working therapeutically with individuals or families my approach is always collaborative and non-blaming. I believe that in addition to talking about difficulties it is also important to identify and build on the strengths and resilience of a person.
To ensure my individual clients and families receive a consistently high standard of care that adheres to professional guidelines on best practice, I actively engage with ongoing peer review and supervision with other experienced Clinical Psychologists.
PROBLEMS I CAN HELP WITH
Anxiety including generalised anxiety, phobias, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder
Worry including exam worries, health or illness worries
Depression, sadness, low mood
Bullying or other school related issues
Friendship/ relationship issues
Low self-esteem, lack of self confidence
Eating related issues
Diagnostic assessments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Management of the difficulties associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Condition / Asperger’s Syndrome (ASC)
Family issues including changes to the family resulting from illness, bereavement, divorce
Behavioural difficulties, tantrums
Parenting support/ coaching
Parental mental health issues including post-natal depression
I initially completed a three year undergraduate degree accredited by the British Psychological Society in Psychology (BSc. Hons) at University of Wales, College of Cardiff.
I then went on to do a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) at University of Hertfordshire. This was a full time professional clinical training program which included training in assessment skills, therapeutic models and interventions for all age groups and research methods in Clinical Psychology.
I later completed the following further training:
Postgraduate Diploma in Systemic (Family Therapy) Practice with Families and Couples
Postgraduate Certificate in Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP-IAPT) Supervision
I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and I am a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society and a member of the Division of Clinical Psychology.
Please contact me for a brief free, no obligation, initial conversation to discuss your needs and to arrange an appointment if appropriate.
Tel: 07514 874561
Areas of interest
child, adolescent; young people; young adult; parents; anxiety; low mood; depression; behaviour issues; family relationships
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Video and telephone consultations
Current NHS consultant posts held
I have over 19 years’ experience of working within the NHS, and 15 years specifically with children and young people. My most recent NHS post was as the Lead Clinical Psychologist within a NHS Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) with young people and their families. Within this role, in addition to clinical work, I offered regular clinical and professional supervision to the Clinical Psychologists and professional supervision to my psychotherapy colleagues.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Gujarati - Fluent
Courses offered to GPs
Happy to be contacted to discuss what I can provide