Clinical Psychologist

South London

My Experience 

I have worked in the NHS as a qualified clinical psychologist since 2012.  Since this time I have specialised in working with adults presenting with severe and enduring mental health difficulties within challenging behaviour services.  At present I predominantly work with older adults living with dementia, their families and carers.  The nature of this work means that I am accustomed to supporting individuals, families and staff teams through periods of uncertainly, change, loss and bereavement.   I have a specific interest in supporting individuals experiencing bereavement.  
I also provide individual therapy for adults who are experiencing mental health problems, including managing long term health conditions, as well as working systemically with families and couples.  

My Values

I desire to provide a therapeutic relationship for clients to feel safe and supported during their difficulties; often when at their most vulnerable.  I recognise the strength and energy that embarking upon therapy can extract thus strive to develop a collaborative focus from the outset to make the journey towards achieving client goals as easy as possible.  I aim to help clients to explore and develop an understanding of their current difficulties to enable change to occur.  My ultimate focus being to walk with the client until he/she becomes their own therapist as they embark on their future outside of the therapy room.

The Models I Work With

My training consisted of a range of therapies with a specific focus upon Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy and Systemic Approaches.   I believe in person-centred care therefore it is important for me to tailor therapy to each client and their treatment goals, based upon a psychological understanding of their difficulties, whilst taking into account the evidence base of recommended effective interventions.

Training and Qualifications

Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy, 2015
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DclinPsy), 2009-2012
Developmental Psychopathology (MSc), 2007
Psychology and Criminology (BSc), 2005
Trauma of Death, PTSD Symptoms and How to Work with Those Safely, Cruse Bereavement Care, 2017
Attachment Narrative Therapy: Rudi Dallos, 2017
"Not keeping it in the family" A mentalisation-based approach to facilitating Reflective Practice, 2016
Couple Therapy - From Problems to Possibilities through Resources and Restraints: John Burnham, 2016
Awareness in Bereavement Care: The Foundation Course, Cruse Bereavement Care, 2016
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) – 8 week course, 2013

Professional Registration

Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Health Professionals Council (HPC): PYL28640