I am a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and the director of Circle Psychology Partners. I am passionate about working with people to help alleviate distress and live a more meaningful life. I believe that compassion, openness, practicality, and sense of humour form the cornerstones of successful therapy.
I have worked as a psychologist since 2008 and in private practice Dulwich Psychologist since 2013. I am extremely proud of our growing team of exceptional psychologists who have been working with me at Circle Psychology Partners since 2017. Together we offer wide ranging services for individuals, families and couples empowering them to be the best versions of themselves.
I am registered as a practitioner psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HCPC). I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Division of Clinical Psychology. I am also part of the Faculty of Perinatal Psychology. I have worked in a wide range of services in the NHS, including Improving Access to Psychological Services, CMHT, Sexual and Reproductive Health Services, Oncology and Palliative Care, Paediatric Psychology, Psychology and Health Service, a Service for Adults with ADHD, a Community Service for People with Learning Disabilities and Substance Misuse Services. I abide by the standards of the HCPC and the code of ethics and practice of the BPS. I am committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and I undergo regular training to keep my skills up-to-date. In addition to my private work, I also offer training and supervision to Healthcare Professionals as well as engagement with the media.
My specialism is in providing individual therapy for adults and I have a special interest in working with women and their partners in the perinatal period. My main therapeutic approaches are Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). I am particularly passionate about working from a compassion focussed perspective. I have completed several advanced courses in CFT including with Paul Gilbert and Michelle Cree. In addition, I provide supervision and training events for psychologists who work in this therapeutic modality. My initial assessment aims to reach a shared understanding with the client to inform an individualised treatment plan. I have a warm, empathic and down to earth style. I aim to support and empower my clients to achieve their goals and overcome difficulties.
I see clients online as well as in my consulting rooms in Dulwich Village.