My qualifications, experience and approach
I am a Clinical Psychologist, which means I trained to doctorate level within the NHS to work with individuals, couples, families and groups across the lifespan and a range of psychological issues. I was awarded my doctorate from the University of East London in 2006. I have also gained an MSc in Systemic Psychotherapy from Kings' College London, which means I have specialist skills in working with couples and families. Whilst I have now chosen to focus on working with individuals, I bring my skills in couple and family therapy to this work. As well as my private practice I hold a part-time post at The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, where I work as a Tutor on a Masters programme offered by University College London.
As your therapist I will take a calm, thoughtful and non-judgemental approach, helping you to consider how your concerns may have started and what seems to be preventing you from moving forward. As we progress I will gently challenge you, encouraging you to see things from different perspectives and learn new skills that will enable you to move forward in life. Therapy can be interesting but it can also be difficult or painful. I believe this is part of the process and will be paying close attention to how you are finding it, adjusting the pace and depth to fit your needs.