I am a chartered consultant clinical psychologist with over 20 years’ experience across a range of settings in the NHS, and in independent practice since 2018. In my NHS role I provided assessments and interventions to people from the age of about 16 years old, in a community mental health setting. Areas of difficulty included depression, anxiety, relationship problems, trauma, bereavement, and addiction. Additionally I worked in specialist services for people who had experienced childhood sexual abuse and other forms of abuse or neglect. I also contributed to a team focusing on obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). In my last eight years in the NHS I was the clinical lead for eating disorders for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
I completed my cognitive analytic therapy training in 2006. I am also qualified in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR; level three), interpersonal therapy (IPT) and eating disorder specific interventions such as CBT, MANTRA, and SSCM.
Since autumn 2018, I provide psychological therapy in my small independent practice. In my Catalyse role I offer personal reformulations (PRs). Following the start of the Covid-19 pandemic I have gathered a lot of experience providing interventions online using Zoom and other internet platforms. I also provide expert assessments for the courts and work for BEAT, the national eating disorder charity, as a clinical associate trainer.
I am registered as a practitioner psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council (PYL19120).