My Qualifications and Background
I am a chartered psychologist and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society. I am also registered with the Health Care Professions Council as a practitioner psychologist. I abide by the ethical guidelines of both the BPS and the HCPC. I have also been a senior lecturer for a number of years at London Metropolitan University, teaching clinical skills on the Professional Doctorate In Counselling Psychology training course. I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and see trainee therapists for both personal therapy and supervision.
NHS and private work
Within the NHS, I have worked with a wide variety of patient groups including 7 years working within a clinical health psychology setting, seeing clients with chronic pain, disability and illness. I set up the first group intervention for patients experiencing chronic pain in Haringey and have experience of working with other chronic health issues and cancer. I have a particular interest in the field of women's health and have knowledge and experience of working with women struggling with gynaecological issues, fertility, women's cancers, PMS, PCOS and peri menopause/menopause.
Alongside over 15 years of work in the private sector with general adult mental health, I also have experience of working with young adults (seventeen years and above) and some of my practice is with young people struggling to manage with A levels, university and transition from their primary home environment. As a senior lecturer at a London university with a very diverse population of students, I have an acute understanding of the challenges of college life and academic study.
Within my private practice, I see clients with a wide range of presenting concerns from anxiety and depression through to panic, low self esteem, performance anxiety, body image issues, bereavement and life adjustment. I have a warm and interactive style and many of my clients come back to me at various times, when new life events necessitate the need for further support. I encourage this level of flexibility and believe that a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship can be the foundation for ongoing and life enhancing change.
I am a registered provider of psychological services for many insurance companies such as Bupa, Aviva, PPP/AXA, Pru Health and Cigna.