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I am a dedicated clinical psychologist and have worked in the NHS since 1999. I have many years of clinical practice with clients with a wide range of psychological and physical health difficulties.
I am currently Lead for Physical Health Psychology at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and have a particular clinical interest in cancer and palliative care. I also lead a team of psychologists and nurse practitioners in an NHS psychological therapies service in Nottingham City.
I am experienced in offering consultation, clinical supervision and training to medical staff and allied health professionals in psychological skills.
Areas of interest
I work with a range of difficulties including anxiety; depression; post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); stress; adjustment; bereavement.
I work with patients and adult family members/carers, with a wide range of physical, psychological and neuropsychological difficulties (including those struggling with the psychological consequences of physical health problems including cancer and other life-limiting conditions, from pre-diagnosis through to palliative and end of life stage). I use psychological approaches for the management of physical symptoms including pain. I also offer pre-surgical assessments.
I use a range of evidence-based psychological models including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) and other mindfulness-based approaches.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Cardiac conditions
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Gynaecological disorders
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Physical disability
- Rheumatological conditions
- Video and telephone consultations
- Doctorate of Clinical Psychology University of Sheffield 2005
Affiliations / memberships
British Psychological Society
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.