I am a warm and passionate clinical psychologist, experienced in providing assessment, psychological formulation and intervention in the field of eating disorders.
I specialise in working with adults and adolescents who are struggling with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, chronic or yo-yo dieting, body dissatisfaction and/or low self-esteem.
I employ an empathic, warm and non-judgmental approach in therapy and love working collaboratively with clients to improve their wellbeing. I recognise the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship and aim to help the people I work with feel listened to and understood.
The leading evidence-based treatment for disordered eating and body dissatisfaction is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E; Nice Guidelines, 2017). There is a large body of research to suggest that CBT-E is effective in helping individuals suffering from eating difficulties to achieve full recovery. Due to this, CBT-E is the primary form of therapy used within treatment. However, I also believe in tailoring therapy to meet my client's needs, and may draw on a range of different therapeutic techniques and models in my work, to provide a person-centred treatment. Therapeutic approaches I draw on include intuitive eating, eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR) and/or acceptance and commitment therapy. I am a Health at Every Size advocate and strongly believe that people of all shapes and sizes deserve respect and equality.
Within my therapeutic work I encourage clients to build upon their existing strengths and to surround themselves with resources that will benefit their recovery. I frequently arm my clients with a range of helpful articles, books, Ted Talks, podcasts, and social media pages to ensure that their lives become as recovery focussed as possible. I feel privileged and excited to support people on their recovery journey and love working with individuals to make peace with food and their bodies
I am registered with the Health Care Profession Council (HCPC; Registration number: PYL33909) and the British Psychological Society (Registration Number: 267468)
I accept referrals for adults and adolescents with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, body image dissatisfaction, body dysmorphia, chronic dieting and low self-esteem. Please note: I do not accept referral's for individuals with a BMI below 16, due to the health implications of being at such a low weight that would benefit from the input of a multidisciplinary team. If you would like to refer yourself or someone else please email me on email@example.com or contact me via the website www.treatingdisorders.com. I offer a 10-15 minute free phone consultation to discuss presenting concerns and to answer any questions about the therapies I offer. I offer face to face appointments in Bloomsbury, central London or online appointments.
I completed my first degree in Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol before going on to complete a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Surrey. My doctoral therapeutic training focused on cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and systemic family therapy. I am registered as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Psychological Society. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E) course
Clinical Psychology Doctorate from the University of Surrey
Post-qualification I have specialised in working with adult eating disorders and child and adolescent mental health. I have extensive clinical experience working with eating disorders in both specialist inpatient and outpatient NHS eating disorder services as well as in private practice. In my NHS career I have spent several years working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and in 2020, I was promoted to the Professional Lead of Richmond CAMHS. Within these posts I have enjoyed providing supervision to clinical and counselling psychologists, trainee psychologists, and ST4 psychiatrists utilisng CBT, as well as providing professional supervision to family therapists and psychodynamic psychotherapists.Tell us if this listing needs updating
£130 per online session
£140 per in person session