My core profession is clinical psychology . Training in clinical psychology is extensive and involves completion of both undergraduate and doctoral level training which takes at least 6 years. As a profession it is regulated by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). I have also undertaken further specialist training in psychodynamic psychotherapy and am accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).
Clinical psychologists are trained in a broad range of therapies. This means that when assessing each individual client they can consider which approach may be best for them. For example for some individuals a shorter term approach may be appropriate such as behavioural activation or time limited cognitive behavioural therapy. For others more in depth work focusing on relationships may be more appropriate. An assessment with me will help to identify what the presenting issues are for each person and what is most likely to help.
I abide by the highest ethical standards and if I do not think I can provide the type of therapy you require I will signpost you elsewhere to reputable practitioners in the area. I have worked for over 17 years as a clinical psychologist within the NHS. This has included working with a broad range of mental health difficulties in adults from 18 until later life. Before my training I worked in the voluntary sector and completed a Master of Philosophy in the neuropsychology of child head injury.
My two areas of particular expertise are psychodynamic psychotherapy and working with older adults.