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Last updated: 24 Apr 2020
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness based CBT
Psych D, BSc (Hons); Consultant Clinical Psychologist.
Helping people reduce their distress, especially in relation to chronic health problems; using predominantly CBT, ACT and mindfulness approaches.
I undertook my undergraduate degree at Leeds University and completed my Doctorate at Surrey University in 2003. I now have more than 16 years post qualification experience working primarily with patients with chronic pain and long term health conditions, in various specialist hospitals and services. These have included the Pain Management Centre at the National hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, the general Medicine service at the Whittington Hospital and INPUT pain management centre based at St Thomas’ Hospital. I was also clinical lead, setting up a new single point of entry comprehensive pain service, developing various pain management programmes, alongside meeting individual psychological needs at the Locomotor Service in Homerton Community Services.
I now solely work in private practice and predominantly focus on the management of pain and various health conditions. Using predominantly CBT and ACT approaches, I specialize in the adjustment and psychological management of long term conditions; aiming to help people manage the associated distress and impact these can have on a person’s life. Also aiming to identify and break any unhelpful cycles that may have developed in relation to the pain and or condition and work toward improving quality of life. I work primarily with the individual but will also work with couples/families where there are relationship issues associated.
Whilst I specialize in health related difficulties, I am also able to accept referrals for distress and difficulties in isolation from any health concerns.
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
• Chronic pain management
• Adjustment to chronic health conditions: e.g. Diabetes, Asthma, Crohns, Colitis, Heart disease
• Depression, anxiety, panic, phobias
• Stress management
• Mindfulness Training
•British Psychological Society
•Health professions Council
Also recognized by major health care providers
Areas of interest
Pain management; Individual therapy; Anxiety disorders; Bereavement; Depression; long term condition management;
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Cardiac conditions
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Gynaecological disorders
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Neurological disorders
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Physical disability
- Rheumatological conditions
Courses offered to GPs
The Role of Pain Psychology in Primary Care
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Affiliations / memberships
British Pain Society
British Psychological Society
Health Care Professions Council
- London Bridge Hospital27 Tooley StreetLondonSE1...
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- 07925 634545
- The London Orthopaedic Clinic
- 09:00 - 18:00
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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.