Clinic Room in South Building, Staple Inn, High Holborn, WC1V 7PZ. Google Map. 07494 503557

Therapeutic Approach

Psychological formulation, treatment planning, and clinical interventions

As a Psychologist specialising in psychotherapy, I am able to offer clients a diverse range of psychological interventions, drawing on a range of theoretical orientations and evidence-based practice.

Working together I will help you gain more awareness and understanding about maladaptive coping mechanisms and destructive behaviours. My approach takes into account how past experiences, attachment relationships and traumatic events may have had impact in the here and now. 

I place an emphasis on developing a psychological understanding of your difficulties so that you are able to recognise how unhelpful patterns develop and are maintained. My aim is to help you make sense of your here and now difficulties whilst taking into account and valuing your individual experiences and relationship to the world in which you live.

I place an emphasis on the subjective experience of the individuals, and work within a framework of joint clarification and understanding to explore the complexities of the human mind and experience.

Before arranging an assessment session with me I would suggest that you review my website details and contact me to arrange a no cost, no obligation initial consultation.

I am happy to have a conversation with you prior to arranging an initial meeting, to determine whether the therapy I offer is appropriate for your needs.

Services offered

Evidenced based psychological therapy and clinical supervision

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.

  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

    CAT is a collaborative therapy for looking at the way a person thinks, feels and acts, and the events and relationships that underlie these experiences (from childhood or earlier in life). CAT places an emphasis on therapist and client collaboration. The aim of therapy it to help clients recognise and revise maladaptive coping strategies.

    I am an accredited CAT Practitioner and Clinical Supervisor, with the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT).
  • Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT)

    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.

  • Integrative Psychotherapy

    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.

  • Clinical Supervision

    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.