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I have worked as a psychologist and cognitive behavioural psychotherapist for over 10 years. Since qualifying in Australia, I have worked for the NHS, private sector, forensic settings and in educational settings.
I first qualified as a psychologist in Australia, initially working in a forensic setting within the private sector, facilitating groups and individual therapy, working with depression and anxiety, offending behaviour and addictions.
I went on to work in addictions in a residential program for adolescents and as a psychologist in the Victoria education system for a group of primary schools, working with challenging behaviours and developmental disorders.
Since coming to the U.K. 12 years ago, I initially worked in the NHS in an adult community psychiatric setting. I have a special interest in exposure work, as well as personality disorder and early intervention with severe and enduring mental illness, trauma and psychosis.
I currently work at Nightingale Hospital, in Central London and am the Lead Therapist for the Young Person’s Inpatient Unit. I see both children and adolescent, and adult populations. I provide individual therapy and facilitate group therapy on YPU and adult eating disorder inpatient units. Recently, I have run a family psycho-education and support group, as well as workshops in schools around mental health.
My clinical approach is based on evidence based models and practice. I primarily work from Cognitive Behavioural, Dialectical Behaviour and Schema Therapy frameworks as well incorporating Mindfulness and Acceptance Commitment Therapy into my work, as I recognise that flexibility in therapeutic styles can benefit patients. I am also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitisation Reprocessing) approach for trauma and anxiety and specific cognitive behavioural protocols for eating disorders (CBT-E).
Areas of interest
Children and Adolescents; Adults; Anxiety; Depression; Eating Disorders; Personality Disorders; Self Harm; OCD; Trauma; PTSD; Psychosis
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders