My Experience

I have worked in the NHS for over 15 years supporting individuals across the lifespan, from young people to older adults. The individuals I have worked with have had different areas they wanted to focus on, such as low mood, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, recovering from traumatic experiences, or managing unusual experiences (such as hearing voices). I have also worked with couples, families and groups.

I currently work with adults and have a special interest in working with complex PTSD and individuals who have experienced difficulties in life, such as bullying, abuse or domestic violence. I have a background in human resources and I am passionate about supporting individuals to build a more meaningful and fulfilling life at home as well as in the workplace.

My Values

In my work I feel it is fundamentally important to listen and understand an individual’s story and focus on personal goals for therapy. I work jointly with clients, using a non-judgemental approach. I believe in using a strength-based approach, working with an individual’s wisdom and resources to support them to move forward.

The Models I Work With

I tailor my approach to suit the needs of my client and their goals for therapy. I mainly use a compassionate mind (CFT) and cognitive-behavioural approach (CBT), and incorporate mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). I have experience in dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) and individuals can also find this skill-based approach very helpful. I have a keen interest in systemic therapy, and I draw on this to consider wider family, social and cultural factors and to support us to identify possible ways forward.

Training and Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Southampton, 2014 – 2017.
  • MSc Occupational Psychology, University of Hertfordshire, 2000-2001.
  • BSc Psychology (Hons), Brunel University, 1995-1999.
  • Advanced skills for working with trauma: working with complex PTSD. Dr Deborah Lee, 2018.
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). Southern Health Foundation Trust. 2016 & 2017.
  • Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy. Professor Willem Kuyken, 2014.
  • Cognitive Therapy for Panic Disorder. Dr Nick Grey, 2014.
  • CBT to treat Depressive Rumination. Professor Ed Watkins, 2013.
  • Brief Behavioural Activation for Depression. Professor Carl Lejuez, 2012.
  • Anger treatment: case formulation and the stress inoculation approach. Professor Ray Novaco, 2012.
  • Using CBT to address Insomnia across mental health problems. Professor Jack Edinger, 2012.

    Professional Registration

    Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), PYL35842