Senior Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapist

Southampton Clinic

My Experience

I have worked with NHS for the past 15 years. I work with individuals from a range of social and cultural backgrounds and I am motivated by the opportunity to work with diversity as a psychological therapist. As part of my duty, I assess, formulate and implement plans for the formal evidence based psychological treatment and/or management of individual difficulties, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy. I am able to provide specialist psychological therapy using evidence based modalities (CBT, DBT, EMDR, CFT and ACT) I am mindful of my environmental challenges and also able to reflect and recognise my own strengths but also my own challenges and opportunities in my helping capacity.

My Values

My passion for therapeutic work is entrenched in my interest and the understanding of human happiness. I sincerely believe in the practical benefits of a life spent helping others, fully investing in the promotion of empathy and compassion. My approach is based on good understanding of, and a commitment to the principles of recovery, choice and personalisation. 

The Models I work with

I am trained confident and competent on a range of psychological modalities (CBT, DBT, EMDR, and ACT) and balanced it with other priorities which involve consultancy, supervision and leadership. I have in depth experience of working with a wide variety of client groups (Primary, secondary and impatient care). I have good knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific groups (personality disorder, dual diagnosis, Bipolar, people with additional disabilities, psychosis and complex trauma, anxiety, Depression, Eating disorder, OCD, and CFS) and able to maintain a high degree of professionalism despite the challenges of these complex presentation.
 
My Specialisms
Adult Mental Health Care
Alcohol and Substance Misuse
Anger Issues
Anxiety/Panic Attacks
Bi-Polar Disorder
Childhood Trauma
Depression
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Psychosis/ Schizophrenia
PTSD
Phobias
Personality Disorder
Emotions Coping skills
Problem Solving
Religious conscience
Self Esteem
Self-harm
Spirituality
Stress Management
Emotional resilience
DBT informed work
ACT informed work
I am involved in the training and development of staff and service. I am a trained clinical supervisor and also provide specialist supervision (CBT and DBT informed work).  My approach is integrative and humanistic.

Training and Qualifications

Doctorate in Clinical Practice student: final Year   (University of Southampton) Final Year      
PG Diploma in Cognitive behavioural therapy for Anxiety and depression (IAPT). (University of Southampton)      2012
MSC In mental Health Studies(University of Southampton) 2011
PG Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Severe and enduring mental illnesses (Personality Disorders, Psychosis, Bipolar affective disorder) (University of Southampton) 2009
Post Graduate Diploma in mental health studies (University of Southampton) 2007
MSC in Psychology (University of YDE I) 2000
BSc Psychology + Sociology+ Philosophy Joint honours (University of YDEI) 1996             

Relevant Training

EMDR Europe Training level 1, 2, 3, 4 (EMDR Europe trainers) 2017
Dialectic Behavioural Therapy Intensive training (Behavioural Tech) 2017
Clinical Supervisor Training (University of Southampton, school of psychology) 2015
Family Connection Training for Borderline Personality Disorder  2017
PG Diploma in Cognitive behavioural therapy for Anxiety and depression (IAPT). (University of Southampton)  2012                                                                                                           
PG Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Severe and enduring mental illnesses (Personality Disorders, Psychosis, Bipolar affective disorder) (University of Southampton) 2009
Up To Speed DBT Training (Hampshire Partnership Trust) 2007 
Mentorship Training (university of Southampton 2008
 
Professional Registration: 
 
BABCP Registration Number: BABCP 110240
 
Language spoken: French, English, Spanish