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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Behaviour Therapy
- Behavioural Couples Therapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Mindfulness based CBT
- Schema focused therapy
- Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
- Transactional Analysis (TA)
- Trauma focused CBT
- Video and telephone consultations
As a highly qualified and experienced Counselling Psychologist, I work with couples and individuals from 16 years old through to the older population. Working in Snow Hill,St Paul's London , I also offer skype consultations. Although I work with a wide variety of psychological distress, my special interests are trauma work, binge eating and the challenges and difficulties encountered in romantic and non romantic relationships. I have worked with these and other difficulties in different modalities and techniques, both privatly and within orgaizations.
As well as working privately, I am employed as a teaching fellow at Surrey University and in the past was a full time member of the team on the Doctoral programmer for Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology. My areas of lecturing interest are mindfulness, NICE guidelines, assessment and formulation, the development of professions, trauma and middle age life span considerations.
I have also been a clinical supervisor for The University of Surrey University which means that I supervise the clinical work of a trainee on the doctoral program. I have worked extensively in the NHS with a wide variety of difficulties and levels of distress. The latter four years were spent working in a specialized service for those encountering more enduring difficulties associated with Personality Disorders.
I aim to offer a service that will meet your individual or couple needs whether this is longer or short term therapy. I am trained to Doctoral level in a variety of therapeutic models such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) including mindfulness based models, Psychodynamic and Person Centred Therapy. I have combined my Doctoral level of understanding of these models with rigorous past and ongoing experience that allows me to work with you in a way that suits your particular needs. I aim to work with my clients in a safe and supportive environment that is not based on assumptions about you or your difficulty. My work is supported by my own professional development.
Areas of interest
Individuals and couples: Relationship challenges and difficulties, trauma,anxiety, depression, binge-eating,health anxiety,social anxiety, general anxiety disorder.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
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Hemsley, C. (2013). A thematic analytic exploration of how counselling psychologists in the UK experience and position themselves in relation to the NICE guidelines. Counselling Psychology Review, 28 (2) 91-106.
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- NAOS Diploma in Couples Therapy NAOS 2014
- Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic & Counselling Psychology University of Surrey 2007
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- British Psychology Society Chartered member 2011