About me




I have extensive experience of working with a broad range of mental health difficulties and psychological issues, from mild to very severe, including anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, anger, phobias, low self-esteem, traumatic life events, self-loathing/criticism, work-related stress, loss and bereavement and relationship difficulties. I also have experience in providing psychological support to people adjusting to life-limiting conditions.

I regularly provide professional/clinical supervision, consultation and training to a range of professionals including cognitive behavioural therapists, clinical psychologists, trainee psychologists & therapists and other professional groups. 



I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with HCPC registration and BABCP Accredited as both a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and as a CBT Supervisor. I achieved a First class honours degree in Psychology (B.Sc) and a Masters degree in Clinical and Abnormal Psychology (M.Sc). I completed my clinical psychology training at the Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training, gaining a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psych) from the University of Oxford. I am a BPC accredited practitioner in Mentalisation Based Treatment (MBT). 


I am a qualified supervisor and have developed a specialist expertise in supervision. I am listed on the British Psychological Society's Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors




My approach


I work in a very flexible, integrative way, drawing from a number of therapeutic approaches in order to deliver a therapy that is tailored to your individual needs.  Sometimes people may want therapy to learn new skills for coping with the stresses of life or for specific problems like feeling depressed or anxious. Other times people may need a safe space to try and make sense of things, to explore ideas, or somewhere to just think out loud, feel listened to and supported. Further details can be found here.


I can also provide personal development training which can help you to develop psychological skills and strategies to support you in getting the most out of your personal and professional relationships and in working towards achieving the sort of life you want. 


I have experience of providing clinical supervision and consultation to a range of health professionals. I can offer individual and group supervision to trainee and qualified therapists and healthcare professionals. Feel free to contact me to discuss supervision. 


I most frequently draw upon CBT, mindfulness, psychodynamic, compassion-focused and mentalisation-based approaches in my work. 


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