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We can all find ourselves struggling emotionally from time to time. I offer evidence based therapy to help you find a positive way forward. I strive to provide a space where you feel able to safely explore your difficulties, gain greater insight, and learn new ways of coping and adapting.
There are times in our lives when we find ourselves experiencing emotional difficulties and it can be hard to find a way forward. I believe that therapy can help by giving us greater insight into our difficulties and can assist us in finding new ways of coping and adapting. My aim is to help people to maximise their quality of life and wellbeing. This is a collaborative endeavour and therapy is not always easy but, with commitment and willingness, there can be significant change.
I tailor my approach to each individual. At the forefront of this is developing a trusting and safe therapeutic relationship to allow clients to talk freely about their difficulties at a pace that is right for them. I utilise a number of therapeutic models, the choice of which is guided by best practice guidelines in conjunction with client preference.
The therapy models I draw most heavily upon are:
I often work with people on a short to medium term basis (e.g. between 4 and 24 sessions), assisting them to make the changes they wish to see. However, for some people the journey and process of change takes more time and I am able to work with people on a longer term basis or provide booster/follow-up sessions as needed.
Alongside my private practice I currently work for Counties Manukau DHB. I have over 10 years of experience working as a psychologist in the public health sector in the UK and NZ. I have worked across a variety of mental health and physical health settings. I have substantial experience of working with people with complex and enduring mental health difficulties as well as experience of working with those with moderate and mild presentations.
I have a wealth of experience in working with people from different cultures and backgrounds. In addition to my clinical work I have conducted research both in the UK and India. I continually strive to ensure that I abide by culturally safe practices.
Within my various roles I have had experience of supervising psychologists and other mental health professionals. I have received training in supervision and am an accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Supervisor.
I am able to offer individual supervision as well as CAT group supervision (numbers permitting).