Clinical Psychologist

Southampton Clinic

My Experience

I have worked in the NHS since 2011 and have experience of working with people across the life span, although the majority of my time has been spent working with adults. Much of my work has been with severe and enduring mental health difficulties, however I have also worked with physical health conditions, particularly medically unexplained symptoms. In my current NHS role, I work in an adult mental health team, supporting individuals with psychosis, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, depression, and borderline personality disorder. My special interests are PTSD and medically unexplained symptoms.

My Values

I believe that therapy is most effective when client and therapist approach the difficulty together in a collaborative way. Through the development of a firm therapeutic relationship, I aim to support clients to discover new ways of viewing and coping with their difficulties and of living a life that is meaningful to them. This will be different from one individual to another and I adapt my sessions and the therapy to suit a person’s needs.

The Models I Work With

I primarily use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), although my work is informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Training and Qualifications

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Southampton, 2014 – 2017   
University of St Andrews, MA (Hons) Psychology, 2006 – 2011   

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Up to speed DBT training, 2017-2018
CBT for anxiety disorders, Dr Nick Grey, 2017
CBT for complex trauma, Dr Nick Grey,  2017
OCTC Compassionate Mind online training module, 2017
Foundation skills for working with trauma and PTSD, 2016
Introduction to ACT, 2015
Art Therapy Foundation Course, Roehampton, 2014
Post-Diagnostic Counselling in Dementia, 2012