About the Service

Working with age groups 16 plus, both individuals and couples,
I have commonly worked with the following conditions although this is not an exhaustive list:

  • Depression
  • Post-Natal Depression
  • Managing your emotions when they seem uncontainable
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Childhood trauma, including physical, emotional and sexual abuse
  • Social Anxiety
  • General Anxiety Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Health Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessions and Compulsions
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Difficulty with Race/Gender/Sexuality
  • Phobias
  • Over Eating
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Impulsive behaviours e.g. pulling own hair/skin
  • Self-Harm
  • Relationship difficulties (on a individual or couples basis)
  • Domestic Violence
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Disease and Pain
  • Coping with Transition/Change
  • Carer support
  • Age Related Issues
  • Employment Related Stress
  • Anger Management

Based at Snow Hill, St Paul’s, London EC1A 2EJ, I offer psychological and counselling services for individuals and couples that provide effective, evidence-based interventions when life confronts us with challenging situations, emotional or psychological pain and relationship difficulties. Any of these can leave us feeling overwhelmed.

In addition, I offer supervision to qualified psychologists and personal therapy to trainees.

Many of us have or will suffer from varying degrees of distress at some point in our lives and making the decision to seek help can be a difficult one. Having made the decision to contact a psychologist, it is important that a person feels un-judged, safe and secure within a professional environment provided by a competent and experienced practitioner.

Over the last eight years I have worked with varying levels of psychological distress ranging from those that are transient and require minimal intervention to those of a far more enduring nature. Both are distressing to an individual and  need to be approached in a sensitive, caring and professional  manner.

As a registered Psychologist I am bound by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health Professions Council (HPC) codes of ethics. With these informing my professional and ethical decisions, I am trained in and have worked with a number of different models. These include cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic and humanistic approaches. I believe that each client is unique and so no one model will fit all. Whilst aiming to use an approach that best suits the person and their difficulty,   I also respect that each individual is an expert on themselves and so I incorporate their values and goals into the decision on how any therapy should proceed. This approach is likely to facilitate an improved outcome and will allow you move forward with your life in the way that you want to.

Note to referring professionals

As I have stated above, I have trained in a number of different models which allows me to formulate a client’s difficulties from a variety of perspectives.  Thus I direct the therapy and psychological interventions in an individually appropriate way whilst acknowledging clinical evidence for that mode of treatment.

Psychodynamic approaches are often thought of as protracted, although I have significant experience in using brief psychodynamic therapy lasting 12 to 16 sessions.

When considering Cognitive-Behavioural methods, I have extensive experience in both Second and Third Wave methods, the latter of which is gaining popularity and respect within the psychology community.

I find all my work interesting and I am dedicated to providing a high standard of care.

Of particular interest to me is trauma work (occurring in childhood or adulthood) which I have significant experience in and have also competed levels 1, 2 and 3 EMDR training.