Experience and Skills
Seeing a Psychologist can be daunting, especially for the first time.  My aim is to build a relationship in which you can feel at ease but also open to the challenges that come with any change in life.

I use positive psychology principles to build hope and find solutions.  I would like to help you feel brighter, more relaxed and more confident to overcome the issues that bring you to therapy. We may start with the past, but with a real focus on improving day to day experiences whilst making way for your preferred future. You should expect early progress within 3-4 sessions, and I tend to work with individuals for 8-12 sessions on average. If longer term psychotherapy is needed, we can of course plan for it.

I have over 20years experience working with adults, couples, families and also children/young people.  I can help with a range of issues, to include depression, anxiety, work related stress, habit problems, grief, self-esteem, eating disorder, trauma and personality issues.   

I am able to conduct full psychological and diagnostic assessments, using psychometric tools and direct observation methods where necessary. I have extensive experience as a court appointed Expert Psychologist.

Qualifications

I have completed accredited courses through the University of Leicester and University of Birmingham.  I am a Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), but also have a European Certificate in Health Psychology, Post-Graduate Diploma in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy (PGDip) and Certificates in Mental Health through ongoing and continuing professional development.

Professional Registrations

Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society (BPS) 

Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Eligibility for registration with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) and AFT

Fees

Individual therapy fees start at £85 per hour.  

Family/Couple appointments from £95 per hour
Health Insurance clients accepted (BUPA, AXA PPP, WPA, Prudential, Vitality etc.)

Psychological Reports - cost determined on application and need
Concessionary rates - available depending on circumstances

An Insight Into My Approach

Take a look at some of the articles I have published over the years, at the following links;

Which Counsellor, Psychotherapist or Psychologist?

Going With The Flow -Overcoming Change-and-Challenge

Use of Non Violent Resistance in Therapy

How to Create Better Work-Life Balance

Re-author the Story of Your Life

How Therapists Can Look After Themselves

Recognising Mental Health Needs in Minority and Asian Communities

How to Manage Stress

Understanding Stress

Overcoming Grief, Loss and Bereavement

Helping Children on the Autism Spectrum

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