Clinical Psychologist

Devon Clinic

My Experience

I have worked in the NHS since 2009 supporting both adults and adolescents, with a variety of difficulties.  Prior to this, I also have experience working in not-for-profit healthcare organisations and large research organisations.  I have worked with people living with severe, complex and chronic mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety, personality disorders, psychosis, childhood abuse, chronic health conditions and complex co-morbid presentations. 

My Values

My values centre round enabling individuals, couples and families to recognise strength and resilience and move towards their valued way of living. It is important to me to create a safe, open and collaborative space in which to explore current and historical difficulties and experiences. I value the opportunity to empower individuals, couples and families to make useful changes in their lives and move towards a richer and more positive existence.

The Models I work with

My interests include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) & Family and Systemic Psychotherapy. However, I will always aim to adapt or integrate therapeutic models to fit the needs of the people I work with. Therefore these models can be used in their 'pure' form or as part of an integrative approach depending on what works best for you. 

Training and Qualifications

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psychol), University of Southampton, 2014
Post Graduate Conversion Degree in Psychology (GradDipPsych), University of East London, 2009
Undergraduate Degree in International Relations with Politics (BSc Hons), Plymouth University, 2005

Narrative Practice, The Dulwich Centre, 2016
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), University of Reading, 2016
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Skills Training Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust & ACAT, 2015
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Posttraumatic Problem in Living, Contextual Consulting, 2015
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Up to Speed, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, 2014
Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Clinical Practice, Middlesex University, 2010
Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Middlesex University, 2009 
Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), ACAT, 2008

Clinical Psychology Supervision, University of Southampton, 2015
Supervising Systemically (Andy Burnham & Barry Mason), Institute of Family Therapy, 2015
Develop & Explore the Supervisory Relationship, University of Southampton, 2015
Systemic & Social Constructionist Perspectives on Clinical Supervision, University of Southampton, 2014

Teaching & Education
Teaching Tomorrows Doctors, University of Southampton, 2016
Teaching Students in a Clinical Setting, University of Southampton, 2015

Professional Registration

Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Health Professionals Council (HPC) 
Member of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS)