My Experience

During my work in the NHS and charity sector, I have worked therapeutically in a range of different settings and with people who have a number of different difficulties in their lives. This has included supporting adults, children, adolescents and families with mental health and physical health needs as well as learning and communication difficulties. I have worked with people experiencing difficulties such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, trauma, low self-esteem, chronic pain, loss, criminality, challenges with relationships and life transitions, among many others.

I also have experience in providing supervision, reflective practice, consultation and training with professionals.

 

My values

I have come into this profession with a belief that we all have difficulties that occur in life, whether it be upsetting life events, experiences, or challenges with relationships. Sometimes we might want a bit of extra help with managing these difficulties, and with finding our own solutions to problems that may arise. I place great importance on building a safe and meaningful therapeutic space as a way to explore these challenges in life. I take an integrative approach to working with people which means I try and work out with the person what approach fits them and feels right, as well as what I think might help. Our work will be person-centred and adaptable. I am a warm, passionate and attentive psychologist who believes in creating this therapeutic journey together. I value the importance of seeing a person within their context and the historical and cultural reasons that may have brought them to this moment. I believe in finding the strengths within people and to support them to live the kinds of meaningful lives they would like.

 

The models I work with

I have trained and worked using a variety of psychological models and approaches and therefore aim to tailor my approach to fit the needs of the person. The main approaches I draw on are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Systemic Approaches, Narrative Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. I also keep broader context in mind by drawing from Community and Liberation psychology ideas.

 

Training

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, UEL  2014-2017

BSc Psychology with Professional Placement, Cardiff University 2008-2012

Spanish Lifelong Learning (as addition to BSc Psychology) 2008-2009

 

Narrative Therapy level 1: 5 day course 2019

Adaptive Mentalization Based Integrative Therapy (AMBIT)-4 days-working with systems & teams 2019

Providing Clinical Psychology Supervision 2018

Tree of Life: Narrative therapy approach 2018

Change Makers Leadership Course 2018

Adolescent Mentalization Based Integrative Therapy (AMBIT)-2 days 2018

INTEGRATE approach (A community psychology model used by MAC-UK Charity) 2017

Arts and Resilience: Theory & Practice 2013

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 2 day training course 2013

Narrative Therapy 2 day Training course: specialising in Paediatrics 2014

Solution Focused BRIEF therapy: specialism in Groupwork 2014