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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Applied Relaxation
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness based CBT
- Motivational Enhancement Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Trauma focused CBT
- Video and telephone consultations
I have substantial experience of providing therapy within both the NHS and the private sector. I qualified as a Counselling Psychologist in 2006. Before this I worked as a Specialist Counsellor in Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services and also as a Counsellor in GPs surgeries for 7 years. My main approach to therapy is cognitive behavioural. However, I am trained in a number of other approaches that I can integrate into therapy to help people. These include humanistic, solution focused, motivational, mindfulness and compassion focused approaches. I like to adopt an integrated approach in order to offer the best possible help I can. Over the years I have helped people with all sorts of problems. These include anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, relationship problems, trauma from childhood abuse including sexual abuse, trauma from something awful happening like a road traffic accident, obsessive compulsive disorder, hearing voices, drug and alcohol problems. I enjoy helping people with a wide range of difficulties as a therapist. I believe in people's capacity to grow, change and heal through therapy.
Areas of interest
Depression; Anxiety; Post traumatic stress disorders (including those related to past childhood abuse); Relationship issues; Bereavement; Drug and alcohol addictions; Chronic pain; Adult mental health (including depressive and anxiety disorders); Severe and enduring mental health issues (including bi-polar disorder, psychosis); Personality disorders.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Pain management
Current NHS consultant posts held
I work in a senior position as a Principal Psychologist within the Recovery Services at Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
- Post Masters Diploma in Counselling Psychology University of Wolverhampton 2006
- Masters in Counselling Psychology University of Wolverhampton 2005
Affiliations / memberships
British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow.
Health Professions Council Registered Practitioner Psychologist
- Central England Centre, 240 Alcester Road...
- 10:00 - 18:00
- 07935 943394
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.