Therapy provides a safe, containing, trustworthy space where I can help you unravel the source of your distress and where we can collaboratively explore means to alleviate it and improve your emotional well-being. I offer a relaxed, compassionate, non-judgmental and confidential space.
As a Counselling Psychologist, I am a scientist-practitioner and combine both evidence-based as well as practice-based research. I abide with the latest code of ethics, performance and conduct put forth by both the BPS (2009) and the HCPC (2016). My practice is also informed by the most recent evidence-based guidelines devised by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
I embrace a holistic depiction of your internal landscape which takes into account broader socio-cultural, political, economic and spiritual drivers which colour the therapeutic relationship. I share the belief that it is the therapeutic relationship which is the driving force and determinant of any foreseeable change that would lead to amelioration in your daily functioning.
I work as an integrative psychologist and have been trained in Person-Centred/Humanistic therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic Therapy. I am mostly drawn to Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), “Third Wave” contextual therapies such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).
Areas that I work with include (but are not limited to):
Anxiety (general anxiety, health, OCD, social, panic attacks, phobia)
Bariatric psychology (preparation before and after bariatric surgery)
Body image disorder
Couple and family work
Eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, EDNOS)
Illness and identity
Obesity/weight management difficulties
Stress (financial, work-related, illness, loss, isolation, loneliness)
All enquiries will be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and the British Psychological Society (BPS) code of ethics: