I am a Specialist Counselling Psychologist, with 9 years experience of offering Psychological therapy to children, adolescents and adults within the NHS and private sectors.
For the past few years, I have been working as a Highly Specialist Psychologist within a busy Tier 3 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service [CAMHS] in West London. Here I offered psychological interventions to adolescents experiencing complex mental health difficulties. I also offered clinical supervision to other mental health professionals, consultation to schools and Social Workers, and contributed to the overall development of the service.
Prior to becoming a Psychologist, I completed a Psychology degree at Newcastle University. Following this, I worked with vulnerable adults in the voluntary sector for Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Care, and found my passion for working with young people when volunteering abroad in India and Mexico with disadvantaged children. From there, I embarked on a 3 year Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology at the University of Surrey, qualifying as a Psychologist in 2014. During my training and since, I have had the pleasure of working within various different clinical settings and with a variety of client groups.
My way of working
I offer a warm, collaborative and compassionate approach to therapy. I work in an integrative way, which means that I draw on a variety of Psychological models of therapy to tailor my therapeutic approach to address each young person’s individual needs. I have training in a number of therapy models, which include, but are not limited to; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy [CBT], Acceptance and Commitment Therapy [ACT], Compassion Focussed Therapy [CFT], Psychodynamic Therapy and Narrative Therapy.
I work privately in the South West London area and have clinic rooms in Clapham and Wandsworth.
Health & Care Professions Council [HCPC] – Registered Psychologist
British Psychological Society [BPS] – Chartered Psychologist