Counselling Health Psychologist
I am a Chartered Counselling Health Psychologist (BPS) registered with HCPC with over 20 years experience in the NHS providing therapy to individuals, couples and groups in a variety of settings.
I am trained in a variety of evidence based therapeutic approaches including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Humanistic and Psychotherapeutic models, Mindfulness based models, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and compassion focused approaches. I am also a Relate trained Psychosexual Therapist.
As a Psychologist with a specialty in health, alongside my private practice, I currently work in a general NHS hospital pain clinic.
I have many years experience of working with chronic health conditions, pain problems in particular, and I have also worked with people who are living with other long term conditions and life limiting illnesses.
The aim of my therapy is to help people find ways to cope and to adjust to living with their particular physical health condition and to improve their quality of life. I work in a holistic way, acknowledging that our physical health cannot be separated from our mental health and help people understand how the two impact on each other.
My experience has involved working with varying levels of human distress so I can, therefore, help people with different mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety and panic attacks, and offering help and support with other psychological difficulties such as bereavement and abnormal grief reactions, loss, relationship difficulties and breakdown, workplace stresses and other life problems.
My aim is to offer a service that will meet your needs whether it is long or short term therapy and to work with you in a way that will suit your particular needs. The quality of the therapeutic relationship is the largest determinant of how successful any therapy will be so I strive to facilitate an open, caring and trusting environment that will enable you to engage comfortably in the therapeutic process.
Tuesdays 10am to 1pm
Other hours available on request
Psychological therapy; Individuals (18yrs+) and couples
£100 for 1 hour – Individual
£120 per 1 hour – Couples