Professional Qualifications, Training and Memberships

  • Educated in the UK to Doctorate level at:
    • Roehampton University Doctorate Counselling Psychology Practice (PP. Dip)
    • London Metropolitan University MSc. Counselling Psychology
    • Royal Holloway University of London Psychology BSc.(Hons)
  • Chartered Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol), MSc (Counselling Psychology), Accredited by British Psychological Society
  • Registered with HCPC (Health Professions Council)  PYL25485 Registered Practitioner Psychology Practitioner since 2010.  The HCPC is the main regulatory body for properly qualified psychologists, maintaining and publishing a public register of its approved practitioners.
  • Schema Therapy Institute accreditation in progress
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy Trained
  • Systemic Therapy Foundation Training (Accredited by Association for Family Therapy AFT)
  • BUPA / AXA PPP / Vitality / Cigna / Healix / WPA registered


Career & Professional Experience

I have been qualified for 20 years, 18 of those were spent working for the NHS.

For the first part of my career, I was located in Primary Care, the first port of call for most people who present a diverse range of mental health conditions, who have multiple needs in addition to psychological support.

From 2013-2019 I worked as a Senior Psychologist in a newly created pilot service called the Practice Based Mental Health Team including psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, social workers and pharmacy within GP practices in Islington, London for people who require careful assessment and treatment planning of their mental health difficulties and crises. This work highlighted the need to understand how social, political and financial circumstances have shaped people’s problems – housing crises, bankruptcy, torture, family breakdown, isolation, social media pressure, bullying and loss of direction. These problems affect everyone in some way.

From 2019-2022, I was the Lead Psychologist for Minding the Gap, a service offering complex assessment, treatment planning and consultation for young people with Complex Emotional Needs transitioning from Child to Adult Mental Health Services for the borough of Camden. This involved reaching out to teams and services involved in managing suicidal crisis, risks of falling out of education, becoming homeless, co-ordinating other diagnostic procedures or needing Social Services provision.

From 2022 post pandemic, I left the NHS to focus on working with a range of adults for whom a wait for NHS therapy had become prohibitive to coping and functioning well.

I have specialised in treating adults with single or complex Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Body Image issues, Obsessions Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Self-Harm, Mood Swings, Phobias, Panic Disorder, Depression, Low Self Esteem and Anxiety.

I offer brief structured and long term psychotherapy which draws on the techniques and interventions I have practised throughout my career. These include CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Schema Therapy, EMDR, MBT (Mentalization Based Therapy) and the psychodynamic approach.

I prefer sessions to be structured and focused on goals.  I help clients understand the patterns which reinforce their problems and try to offer practical techniques and strategies to cope better. If needed, we also go deeper by exploring how these patterns emerged from earlier experiences in childhood. Sometimes, these help to release feelings of self blame and understand how and why things have affected in certain ways.

Above all, I feel that the therapeutic relationship is the biggest factor in helping you to resolve your difficulties. I will offer you a warm, non-judgemental, collaborative space where you can speak freely at your own pace. My approach is to help to meet your unique needs, wherever you are in your life, so that we can find a way forward and help make a difference in your life.

Clinical Supervision

I also offer private supervision to individuals in training to be a psychologist or fully qualified psychologists.  This can be face to face or via videoconference call.

London Clinic

I have a clinic space in North London, near Angel / Farringdon / Kings Cross during the daytime or evenings.  Evening appointments are most in demand so will incur a longer wait.  The clinic is located here:

Please contact me for further details and availability.

Barnet Clinic

I offer a consultation space in Barnet, North London. Appointments days and times are varied from Monday – Wednesdays but mornings, afternoons and evenings can be accommodated.  The clinic is located here

Please contact me for further details and availability.