About Me

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years' experience working with adults and adolescents (aged 16 and above).

My depth of experience – including having held a Senior Psychologist role in the NHS – means that I am able to practice in a flexible way that works for you in order to help you reach your goals, and I offer a free telephone consultation in the first instance to start this process.

I stay at the forefront of clinical practice and use a range of therapies, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), to work with people who are struggling with psychological difficulties – from severe and complex mental health problems, to those who simply want to understand themselves better. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a central component of successful therapy, which is why I provide a warm, supportive, non-judgemental space to help you feel at ease. We will work together to identify your hopes and come to a shared understanding of your difficulties, in order to enable and support change.

How can I help?

I aim to help people improve their psychological wellbeing, reduce distress, and to make meaningful changes in their lives. I offer both short and longer term psychological therapy and can help with a wide range of difficulties including, but not limited to:

Anxiety

Low Mood and Depression

Work or Exam Related Stress

Sleep Problems

Low Self-esteem

Trauma & PTSD

Relationship Issues

Feeling 'stuck' in life

I provide an integrated approach to therapy as I believe that no one model of therapy can fit everyone all of the time. The main approach I use is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), however, I also utilise ideas from third wave approaches including mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy. I work closely with people to identify unhelpful patterns that might be contributing to their difficulties, and strategies to cope with them.

Experience & Qualifications

I worked in the NHS for over a decade, most recently as a Senior Clinical Psychologist in an Early Intervention in Psychosis Service. Prior to this, I was based in a secondary care community mental health team working with adults with a wide range of severe and enduring psychological difficulties. In my private work I offer short and long term individual therapy, and I supervise other therapists to help them develop their practice. I have also maintained my links with the NHS by facilitating training courses on various mental health topics to NHS teams across the country. 

I hold the protected title of Clinical Psychologist and am governed by the HCPC, the only legally-recognised body for counselling and psychotherapy. I hold a Chartered status with the British Psychological Society, reflecting the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise.

Qualifications

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) – Canterbury Christchurch University, 2015

BSc (Hons) Psychology – University of Bath, 2009

Memberships

Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professional Council (Registration Number PYL32423)

Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (Membership Number 450206)

Testimonials

Appointments & Fees

Finding the right therapist for you might seem like a daunting task, which is why I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to discuss your situation and your hopes for treatment, so you can decide if you would like to make an assessment appointment.

If you decide to start therapy we would agree on a therapy plan, including your goals, the number of sessions, and the responsibilities we have towards each other. Sessions last for 50 minutes, usually weekly. In addition to offering appointments at my Monday evening clinic in Farnham, I can also offer face to face online therapy via a secure video link at various times during the week. Please contact me if you would like further details.

Initial 15 minute phone call - free

 Psychological assessments (up to 1 hour): £105
Ongoing therapy sessions (50 minutes): £105

Please note that if you are using a health insurance provider to pay for your sessions, fees may differ from those for self-funding individuals. I am an approved provider for most of the health insurance companies including Aviva, AXA PPP Healthcare, and BUPA. If you are insured by a company not listed above, please let me know and I would be happy to make enquiries with the relevant company regarding your possible treatment.

Contact

If you would like any further information about me or my clinic, please do get in touch. 

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