I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist specialised in working with eating disorders. 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. I am trained in CBT-E, which is the leading evidence based therapy for eating disorders, as well as utilising other therapies in my work including Intuitive Eating, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
I employ an empathic, warm and nonjudgmental 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.
I 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-centered treatment. 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 focused as possible.
I am a passionate advocate for intuitive eating (listening to your body's internal cues) and the Health at Every Size Approach (promoting health over weight loss, body respect and weight neutrality). I feel priveliged and excited to support people on their recovery journey and love working with individuals to make peace with food and their bodies.
Referral Criteria & Process
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
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 CBT-E, Intuitive Eating and EMDR.
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 a South London CAMHS service, where I currently work part-time. 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.