I qualified as a clinical psychologist in 2001 and provide a confidential therapy service to people struggling with a range of mental health difficulties. I specialise in therapy for ex and serving members of the emergency services and armed forces, particularly those struggling with PTSD or symptoms of post-traumatic stress (eg: excessive worry, difficulty sleeping, changes in mood, withdrawal from others and social occasions, anxiety in busy places, feeling on edge).
I obtained a degree in Psychology and Law in 1992 and then worked for several years within the Probation Service, at Broadmoor Special Hospital and at St Thomas’ Hospital, London. During which time I held both clinical and research posts.
In 2001 I obtained the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from University College London (UCL), when I specialised in work with teenage boys in secure accommodation and in care. I subsequently worked in NHS and private adult and child services in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire.
Since 2012 I have worked for the MOD providing psychological therapy to serving members of the armed forces and I now combine this work with my growing independent practice.
I am chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I hold professional liability insurance and an enhanced DBS check.
What is a Clinical Psychologist?
A clinical psychologist integrates science, theory and clinical knowledge to help people who are struggling with their mental health;
A clinical psychologist has completed an undergraduate degree in psychology and a specialist doctoral training in clinical psychology. This training takes at least 6 years and includes placements working with people of all ages and with a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties;
A clinical psychologist is trained in a broad range of psychological theories and models;
A clinical psychologist always looks at the research and evidence base to guide the way they work;
A clinical psychologist works in collaboration with the client to find a way to cope with psychological distress;
A clinical psychologist develops a unique formulation of your difficulties, which guides therapy and is more flexible than “one size fits all” self-help treatments;
A clinical psychologist promotes well-being and personal development;
A clinical psychologist in the UK does not prescribe medication.