Clinical Psychologist - All areas of child, teenage and adult mental health, including parents, families, groups and couples. Particular expertise in eating disorders. Workshops, Talks & Training. Click image for full profile.
A few words about myself
I'm one of those annoying people who knew what I wanted to do at a young age, pursued it and I still love it. Pretty lucky since it took 8 years to qualify! I vividly remember in the late 80's discovering Psychology - it wasn't so well known as a subject at the time and I remember being amazed that I could do a degree in what I loved most - people and the science of the mind. As an expat child myself, my love of travel along with itchy feet in 2009 resulted in my family pursuing an overseas adventure. Returning to live as an adult and work overseas cemented my insight and experience working across cultures and gave me a rich understanding of families who are displaced from their countries of origin.
The majority of my career has involved working with children, teenagers and adults, at a number of NHS services including Great Ormond Street Hospital, and in more recent years in independent practice.
I offer individual, bespoke, psychology sessions with clients across the life span in all areas of child, teenage and adult mental health, as well as sessions to parents, families, groups and couples. I have a particular expertise in working with the eating disorders and am proud to be co-author of a specialist CBT treatment manual written with colleagues during my time working at the South West London and St Georges Trust National Eating Disorder service in London.
Please be assured that therapy, whilst always scientifically rooted, is entirely about you, devised collaboratively with you, for you. Life can be hard, but I can help you navigate those challenges, equipping you with a psychological toolbox so that, ultimately, I am no longer necessary.
As well as working directly with clients in all areas of adult and adolescent mental health, I have lots of experience in teaching, supervising and the training of others. This includes running workshops in schools and other organisations and presenting at local, national and International conferences. In all areas of my professional life I draw from a substantial history of clinical experience together with knowledge and training in a number of theoretical models to collaborate with those I work with on interventions and treatment. I have never lost sight of what a privilege it is to share a part in peoples lives.
Qualifications Professional Registrations
BSc (Hons) Psychology HCPC: PYL19943
DClinPsy BPS: 071602
Finding the right help for you, your family or child can be tricky, so please don’t angst…if you’re in any doubt, get in touch to fix a time to speak and discuss whether and how I can help.
Get in touch via the Contact Form for Zababa - a psychology service led by me and my co-director. Please complete the contact form to discuss how I can help or to make an appointment for a face to face therapy session in the discreet surroundings of Asana Health in Kingston.