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. To help with this, I am happy to offer a free 15min telephone consultation where we can consider your needs and what I may have to offer. Just call 0121 777 1675 or email me at email@example.com
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 22years experience working with adults, couples, families and also children/young people. I can help with a range of issues, to include depression, anxiety, OCD, work related stress, grief, anger, habit and behaviour problems, self-esteem, trauma, self-harm, personality issues and eating disorders.
I am able to conduct psychological and diagnostic assessments, using psychometric tools and direct observation methods where necessary. I have extensive experience as a court appointed Expert Psychologist, although I am not taking on psycho-legal work at the present time.
Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) - University of Leicester, UK
Post-Graduate Accreditation in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy (PGDip) - University of Birmingham
European Certificate in Health Psychology - Erasmus Programme
Various Certificates in Mental Health (through ongoing and continuing professional development)
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
Individual therapy fees start at £85 per hour (1st session assessment is £100).
Family/Couple appointments from £95 per hour (1st session assessment is £120)
Health Insurance clients accepted (BUPA, AXA-PPP, WPA, Prudential, Vitality and most others)
Psychological and Diagnostic 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
Overcoming Grief, Loss and Bereavement
Helping Children on the Autism Spectrum