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Last updated: 14 Apr 2020
- Applied Relaxation
- Behaviour Therapy
- CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa (CBT-BN)
- Family Therapy
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
- Mindfulness based CBT
- Motivational Enhancement Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Trauma focused CBT
I am an experienced Chartered Clinical Psychologist, and work with adults and children. I am registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS), and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), as a Practitioner Psychologist.
I have over 20 years experience working in the NHS in other health and social care settings, and independently.
I work with people across the lifespan who are experiencing psychological/mental health difficulties, and draw on a range of therapeutic approaches to suit the individual person's needs. I offer short, medium and longer term therapy.
In our initial sessions we will develop together a shared understanding (or formulation) of your difficulties and challenges. We will then talk about what therapy choices might be best for you, and the goals you would like to work towards. The therapies I offer are informed by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines.
Over the course of sessions, we will work together to reduce your distress and improve your psychological well-being. We will regularly review our progress together, in order to make sure we are on the right track.
We will also focus on developing your understanding and skills to help you maintain your progress and well-being when our sessions have ended.
Areas of interest
Anxiety; Social Anxiety; Health Anxiety; Panic Disorder; Anger Management; Stress; Sleep Difficulties; Depression; Bereavement; Loss; Grief; Low Self-Esteem; Low Self-Confidence; Self-Identity Difficulties; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Phobias; Eating Disorders; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Trauma; Childhood Trauma; Work-related Stress; Work-related Injury; Travel Anxiety; Pain Management; Neurodevelopmental Disorders; Intellectual Disability; Learning Disability; Autistic Spectrum Disorder; Interpersonal Difficulties; Personality Difficulties; Relationship Difficulties; Individual Therapy; Couples Therapy
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Neurological disorders
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Physical disability
- Rheumatological conditions
- Doctorate in Clinical and Community Psychology University of Exeter 1998
- MA (Hons) Psychology University of Edinburgh 1993
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.