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Last updated: 15 Apr 2020
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Video and telephone consultations
Having previously worked as Clinical Psychologist in the NHS, I value working collaboratively with people to improve their psychological well-being and quality of life. I use a range of therapeutic approaches and work with you to decide on the type of input that will feel most relevant and helpful to you.
I have several years experience from within NHS adult mental health services and can offer psychological therapy regarding anxiety, depression, OCD, eating difficulties, relationship difficulties, the impact of abuse and work around trauma.
I have also worked within NHS physical health services, offering psychological therapy input for people experiencing Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Cancer diagnoses. I also have experience of working in Weight Management services within the private sector.
My approach when working with physical health difficulties is to work with you to manage the psychological impact of your health condition.
I draw on a range of therapeutic models in order to tailor my work to the individual. In general my work draws third-wave Cognitive Behaviour Therapy ( mindfulness based interventions and ideas from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) as well as ideas from Compassion Focused Therapy. I am also trained in EMDR ( Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing ) for work around the psychological impact of trauma.
Areas of interest
Chronic Pain; Adjustment to physical health conditions; Weight Management, Psychological Trauma / Abuse; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Anxiety; Depression; Eating difficulties; Relationship difficulties;
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Pain management
- Rheumatological conditions
- chronic pain
Current NHS consultant posts held
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
St James University Hospital
Currently working within the private sector.
- Doctorate of Clinical Psychology University of Teesside 2009
- EMDR ( Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) EMDR Academy ( EMDR Europe approved training provider) 2017
Affiliations / memberships
Health and Care Professions Council.
Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society ( BPS).
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.