I am a clinical psychologist with an interest in understanding mental distress using narrative and psychodynamic models as well as community psychology. As such, I understand mental health struggles as inter- and intrapersonal conflicts. Therapy can provide a safe space in which these conflicts can be explored and understood.
I have 10 years of experience working in a range of NHS settings and with people of all ages. Since 2021, I have worked in private practice with young people between the age of 12 and 25.
Working with people from a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, I believe it is vital in therapy to make space for issues such as social inequalities, gender, race and disability to name but a few
and to link these to how mental distress develops and is maintained.
As well as working in private practice, I am the lead clinical psychologist in an assertive outreach team in London. I work with people who experience homelessness, trauma often resulting in mental distress and use substances. I am passionate about promoting social justice within my role and believe this to be a vital part of being a therapist.
I value authenticity, honesty, curiosity and compassion in my work with the aim of developing a joint understanding with my clients of what brings them to therapy. I believe that developing this joint understanding is the most crucial part of therapy. Emotional struggles can arise in an attempt to cope with and manage life circumstances – the complexities of this deserve a space to be heard.
I am registered with the Health Professions Council (HCPC) as a practitioner psychologist, and I practice in accordance with the standards of the HCPC.
Qualifications and experience:
I completed my doctorate in clinical psychology at Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology. I have a master’s degree in psychiatric research and am currently completing a qualifying training course in
intercultural psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Tavistock.
I have additional training in
Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), and in the Tree of Life approach.
I prefer to see clients face-to-face because I believe this makes for a better experience of therapy for the client and me. However, I will consider offering online sessions where this facilitates access to therapy for someone who cannot attend in person. In such instances, I would usually offer a space to think about barriers to attending in person and to discuss some of the potential limitations of online