Can you tell me a bit about your background?
Over the past 8 years I’ve really enjoyed working with a wide range of children, young people and adults across a variety of health and educational settings. After several years of supporting young people and their parents within schools, I began my training at University College London to qualify as a Clinical Psychologist. One of my interests is in health and neuropsychology, specifically in the role of psychology in helping individuals to understand and adapt to their medical conditions or difficulties in a way
that feels accessible and meaningful.
What will it be like when I meet you?
My priority is to help you feel comfortable, listened to and for me to follow your pace. I appreciate that it can feel daunting or vulnerable talking about difficulties, and so it may be helpful to know that we will also focus on your strengths and skills. My aim is to create a trusting relationship where you feel able to talk freely about your life and experiences. In the first session, we would talk about what brought you to that meeting, what you would find most helpful and what you can expect from our work together. Throughout our work, we may explore many different ideas and work together to find alternative ways to communicate or express our ideas when it’s hard to find the words.
What types of therapy do you use and what kind of difficulties do you help people with?
I offer therapy to individuals and families who may be struggling with feeling lost, anxious (including phobias), low in their mood, stressed or are having difficulties adapting to a new situation or medical condition.
I use a range of psychological models, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), as well as Narrative and Systemic approaches. I usually take an integrated approach to my work, which means using aspects of the different therapies above in response to the specific goals of the person or family I am working with.
What do you enjoy outside of psychology?
I enjoy keeping active, including running, cycling and walking my dog, Monty. Baking has always been my main creative outlet, and recently I have started upcycling old furniture to learn new skills.