Looking after your mental health is a priority, don’t let feelings of anxiety and depression have a negative impact on your relationships, work opportunities and overall emotional well-being. Unhelpful coping strategies, thought patterns and maladaptive beliefs can lead to self-destructive behaviours which can have a significant impact on your day to day functioning.
Don’t let unwanted past experiences, relationship difficulties and outdated self-perceptions cloud your here and now interactions. By working through and identifying unhelpful patterns of coping, relating and functioning you can make the changes in your life.
Your past experiences can influence the way you make sense of your world and relationships. The past can leave you with difficult unwanted memories and feelings which you would rather push away and forget. This can have a significant impact on how you cope with stress, adversity and emotionally difficulties.
However, your past does not define who you are now. Don’t let unwanted memories, traumatic events, and outdated relational patterns hold you back. Make changes in the here and now, recognise your blind spots and find more helpful and adaptive coping strategies.
I am trained in both cognitive and psychodynamic models of psychotherapy. I am able to draw on a range of theoretical orientations and clinical experience. I provide evidence-based brief or longer-term therapy to suit your individual needs and circumstances.
MBT is a psychotherapy used to treat people who have had long term problems in experiencing overwhelming and intense emotional distress which has led them to engage in impulsive and self-destructive behaviour. MBT focuses on developing a person’s ability to recognise what is going on in their own mind and what might be going on in other people’s minds. It can play an important role in emotional regulation and developing fulfilling, meaningful relationships. Mentalizing is a normal everyday skill we all use. This skill is either less well developed or easily lost. MBT aims to enhance the service user’s capacity to mentalize. By enhancing mentalizing capacity, MBT can help people understand their emotional responses to situations and fluctuating inexplicable mood changes. It can also help those who have problems in reading other people’s response to them by specifically focusing on understanding other’s feelings and reactions as well as their own.
I am an accredited Mentalization-Based Treatment Practitioner, with the British Psychoanalytic Council.
Difficulties in life don’t always fit neatly into particular psychological
models. This is where integrative psychotherapy can be helpful.
As a psychologist, I have trained in both cognitive and psychodynamic models of psychotherapy. I have worked across a wide range of mental health problems. I am able to draw on a range of theoretical orientations, evidence-based practices, and my extensive clinical experience to tailor therapy to meet your individual needs.
I am an experienced therapist, working across a range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and personality disorders.
I am an accredited clinical supervisor with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT). Over the course of my professional career, I have supervised and managed both qualified and trainee clinical and counselling psychologists within the NHS.
In the past decade, within the NHS I have supervised the work of 27 clinicians (counselling and clinical psychologists), covering approximately over 150 clinical cases.
Clinical supervision sessions in person or online via Zoom are charged at £80 per session.
You don’t have to deal with difficult feelings alone. With over 18 years of clinical experience, I have expertise in delivering specialist, evidence-based treatments for anxiety, depression and personality disorders.