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