I have over 20 years’ experience of working as a therapist with adults and young people within the NHS, CAMHS, schools/university, children’s charities, and social care. I have worked at The Maudsley Hospital, which is a leader in CBT research and training. My varied work has led me to support individuals, families and couples. I also have experience in delivering groups with young people and conducted training to staff on Compassion and Mental Health awareness.
Common issues that I work with
Anxiety – social anxiety/health anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, panic attacks/disorder, OCD, PTSD, low self-esteem, Perfectionism, Depression, Bereavement, sleep issues, self-criticism issues, assertiveness issues, relationship difficulties, work-related stress, procrastination, binge eating, and struggling with work/life balance.
I have an interest in how the self-critic plays a large part in clients’ perception of themselves and others. I work compassionately with clients to understand how self-blaming can impact upon the ability to make changes.
2018-2019 Introduction and Advanced skills in Compassion Focused Therapy, Compassionate Mind Foundation
2016-2017 PG Diploma Cognitive Behaviour Therapy CYP IAPT, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience/Kings College
2008-2010 MA Social Work, Middlesex University
2004-2007 MSc Psychodynamic Counselling with Children and Adolescents, Birkbeck College
2002-2003 PG Diploma in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples, IFT
2001-2002 Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples, IFT
1995-1996 Hospital Play Specialist Certificate, Stanmore College
1991-1994 BSc Hons Psychology and Health Studies, Bristol University
I continue to keep up to date with relevant training specific to my role in CBT, trauma and Compassion Focused Therapy.