I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. I have worked in NHS mental health services since 2012. My training has covered a range of therapeutic modalities and I draw on ideas from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and compassion focused therapy as well as psychodynamic, narrative and systemic practice.
In our sessions, my approach is to be warm, gently curious and engaged. I recognise that in therapy you may be talking about challenges or experiences for the first time. Because of this, I aim to create a space in which you feel heard and supported to explore. Through thinking together, I aim to help you feel more able to make meaningful change as well as develop new insights into patterns in your life.
In the NHS I have worked in a national specialist service for children and young people as well as with adults and families experiencing a wide range of difficulties. These have included problems with anxiety, low mood, stress, bereavement, family changes, health difficulties and anger as well as supporting people to explore questions about their sexuality or gender identity. I have facilitated multiple training sessions for CAMHS clinicians and have supervised trainee clinical psychologists in research and clinical practice.