My experience

I have worked in NHS psychological services since 2004. After completing my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hertfordshire in 2009, I have worked within NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) supporting young people living with moderate to severe mental health difficulties and their families. More recently I have continued this, working in independent practice.
Throughout the course of my work I have gained experience of working psychologically with a wide range of young people, their families and the systems around them (i.e. school). I work with a range of different presentations, including depression, anxiety disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), low self esteem, perfectionism, adjustment disorders, emotional-regulation difficulties, stress. I have extensive experience of working with neurodiverse young people.

My values

I am passionate about building a strong therapeutic relationship with the people I work with to develop a shared understanding of the challenges they are facing so we can find a way forward together. To do this, I aim to create a safe, trusting and nurturing space for young people and their parents where they feel heard, accepted and validated.

The models I work with

The therapeutic models I draw upon in my work include:
Cognitive behavioural therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Narrative Exposure Therapy
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Systemic and narrative approaches
I aim to use an integrative approach which is tailored to the person I am working with.

Age Range

0-18 years

Key Models

CBT, ACT, DBT & Systemic