I’m a clinical psychologist who works with adolescents and adults with experience across a range of issues, including both mental health and physical health.
I see therapy as a safe space where you can work through whatever is causing you stress or distress in your life. Therapy can allow you to explore your thoughts, emotions and behaviours, learn different ways of coping, process grief and traumatic experiences, improve relationship dynamics, and learn to manage psychological and physical symptoms.
I work in a down-to-earth, friendly, and professional manner. I try to help my clients feel as comfortable as possible discussing their difficulties with me, and draw on both my full range of training and professional experience when working with someone.
My aim working with any client is to help them to achieve whatever goals they come to therapy with – through improving understanding of self and patterns of thought and behaviour, learning new ways to communicate and manage emotions, through to specialised work in coping with mental and physical health symptoms.
I work from a range of therapy approaches based on the needs of my client. These include CBT, DBT, ACT, and EMDR.
Since graduating as a clinical psychologist, I have worked in public mental health services with adolescents and adults, as well as currently working in the physical health area specialising in Women’s Health. Prior to training as a psychologist, I spent several years working in the addictions sector. I also have experience working with children aged 8 upwards, however prefer to focus on working with adolescents and adults.