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- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
I am a clinical psychologist who has been working with adults for ten years. I specialise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and also incorporate other approaches into my work, such as Mindfulness and Compassion Focused Therapy. Following my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2007, I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT at Royal Holloway in 2012. Since 2013, I have trained in Compassion Focused Therapy, which I find can be helpful for some clients, alongside or instead of traditional CBT.
I believe that patients are the experts in their own lives and aim to work collaboratively developing a joint understanding of how problems have developed, and more importantly what is keeping the problems going, with a view to finding a way to move on.
Areas of interest
Depression; Anxiety; Stress; Panic attacks; Phobias; OCD; Generalised Anxiety Disorder; Health Anxiety; Low Self-Esteem; Eating disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder); Body image problems; Perfectionism; Work-related stress; Study-related stress
I am have over ten years of experience working with adults in the NHS and private practice. I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Compassion focused therapy to treat a range of psychological difficulties. I have particular experience with anxiety disorders , mood disorders, low self-esteem, eating disorders, work-related stress, and perfectionism.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Gastrointestinal disorders
Current NHS consultant posts held
I trained and then worked in the NHS with adults for five years, where I provided individual and group therapy as well as supervision for other clinicians. I currently split my time between working in a top London university and in private practice.
In order to evaluate outcomes, I use a goal-driven approach where we identify goals for therapy and then monitor progress during and at the end of therapy.
To evaluate outcomes, I use standardised questionnaire measures, depending on the issue (e.g., Beck Depression Inventory, Beck Anxiety Inventory, Health Anxiety Inventory, Eating Disorders Examination Questionnaire).
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Royal Holloway, University of London 2007
- BSc Psychology Nottingham University 1999
- PhD Developmental Psychology University of Manchester 2003
- Postgraduate Diploma in CBT Royal Holloway, University of London 2012
- Training in Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E) University of Oxford 2015
- Advanced training in Compassion Focused Therapy University of Derby 2015
Affiliations / memberships
Health and Care Professions Council
British Psychological Society: Division of Clinical Psychology; Associate Fellow of BPS.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists
- The Child & Family Practice 60 Bloomsbury...
- 08:30 - 17:00
- 020 7034 2690
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.
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