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- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Trauma focused CBT
- Video & Telephone remote therapy sessions
I have worked in the field of Clinical Psychology for over thirty years offering mainly individual therapy for a wide variety of mental and emotional health conditions including Depression, Anxiety disorders, Mood disorders, Stress related disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD), Phobias and Emotional and behavioural disorders.
I have a special interest in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS, also known as ME) and Personality disorders, in which I completed my doctorate in 2002. I also see patients with life adjustment issues, for example, those experiencing bereavement, post-natal depression or relationship problems.
As an experienced Psychotherapist, I have been trained in the use of a range of techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Supportive Psychotherapy, Solution Focussed Therapy Psychodynamic Therapy and Counselling Psychology.
My aim is to formulate my clients’ psychological problem and work with them to select an appropriate therapy programme. I will liaise with other Healthcare Professionals where necessary, for example, with dieticians in the case of eating disorders; with psychiatrists in the case of conditions requiring medication such as bipolar disorder, psychosis and schizophrenia; or with rheumatologists or other specialist consultants in the case of clients requiring rehabilitation treatments and pain and symptom management.
Clients can see me in Sevenoaks, Kent; Croydon, Surrey; and London, EC1A. Daytime and evening appointments are available. Please send an email or call me, leaving a message if I am unavailable, to discuss treatment options and availability.
Areas of interest
Clinicial Psychology; Psychodynamic therapy; Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT); Individual therapy; Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Psychosis; Anxiety disorders; Bereavement; Depression; Mood disorders; Personality disorders; Phobias; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS, previously known as ME)Relationship problems; Stress related disorders; Psychological difficulties relating to Physical problems; Psychological difficulties arising from Neurological problems; 16+ Teenage adjustment psychological difficulties
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Cardiac conditions
- Eating disorders
- Gynaecological disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Rheumatological conditions
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Supportive Psycotherapy
Music, Art and Drama
International Journal of Mental Health (2007); The Leprosy Project
Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy (2007); Anger Management
Courses offered to GPs
I have given talks and presentations on Psychosis and the Church (2006), Understanding Challenging Behaviour (2009) and Phases of Spiritual Development (2010)
I am available to speak on the use of the CORE measurement system (Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation).
Using the CORE measurement system (Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation), I have achieved a two standard deviation scale improvement for clients when seen for an average of eight sessions, e.g. from Severe Clinical to Mild Clinical. Alongside this, I achieved a 37% increase in the "Wellbeing" and "Problems and Symptoms" elements of the measurement system over the same time period.
- Doctorate of Clinical Psychology Open University Salomons, Canterbury Christ Church University College 2002
- MSc Clinical Psychology University of East London 1983
- BSc Psychology Honours Newcastle University 1978
Affiliations / memberships
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
- Just Holistic Therapy 145b Brighton Road...
- 14:00 - 21:00
- 07958 755863
- Sevenoaks Physiotherapy Manor Clinic 165 High...
- 08:00 - 20:00
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- The House on Snow Hill
- 12:00 - 18:00
- 07958 755863
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details