About Me

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.