2nd March 2021 
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About me

Professional Qualifications

I have a first class honours degree in psychology and a doctorate in clinical psychology, both from the University of London.

I have also completed a post graduate diploma in CBT and I am an accredited CBT therapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), which is the lead organisation for CBT in the UK.

I have had work published, including my doctoral thesis.

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I am a chartered psychologist within the British Psychological Society (BPS), registration number 127581, and I am a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), registration number PYL03317. These bodies ensure competent practice and practitioners are bound by their ethical and legal frameworks.

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

NHS experience

I worked as a psychologist within the NHS for over 12 years, in a number of settings: a multidisciplinary community mental health team, psychology services, psychiatric wards, forensic services, and drug and alcohol teams. I have worked with adults across the age range and have helped people with a wide range of psychological difficulty, from the mild to the complex end of the spectrum.

Private practice

I gradually developed a private practice alongside my NHS work and for the time being I work solely in private practice. Having originally split my private practice between the City and North London, I now focus entirely on my Crouch End, North London practice.

I have good working relationships with local GPs and other statutory and non-statutory support and therapy services.

Continuing Professional Development

My continuing professional development has included specialist training and supervision in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), and group therapy.

Psychologists' regulatory bodies (the BPS and HCPC) state that supervision is needed to maintain good clinical practice. I receive regular supervision with two highly experienced psychotherapists: a consultant clinical psychologist and a psychoanalytic psychotherapist.

I have maintained links with the clinical psychology doctoral training programme at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Personal Approach

I see a positive, authentic human connection between two people as a prerequisite for any therapeutic work. As such, I aim to use my knowledge of psychological theory and practice in the context of a relationship based on trust and respect.

I am able to use a range of therapeutic approaches and tend to integrate these according to my client's needs and preferences, and what the research has shown to be useful.