I am a chartered consultant clinical psychologist, with over 35 years eating disorder experience of delivering systemic therapy and other forms of counselling to adults, young people, children and families. I retired from the NHS five years ago, and am now established in private practice. Systemic approaches to psychological therapies regard the client not just as an individual but as a member of one or more of the groups to which they belong: perhaps, for example, their family, their friendship circle, their workplace and their communities. I help people to explore their eating and body image difficulties in the context of their lived experiences, cultural heritages and significant relationships. Wherever appropriate, I undertake family group therapy by seeing clients alongside their parents, partners and/or children, and sometimes their friends.I have a longstanding interest in undertaking therapeutic work with eating disorder clients with diagnoses often considered unsuitable for talking treatments, such as those of long-standing mental illnesses and personality disorders. Many of my clients struggle with eating disorders alongside a range of other physical and mental health challenges.

Referral Criteria & Process

Please phone, text or email me to self-refer or simply to find out more. I am happy to talk to parents who would like me to see their children

Qualifications

ExperiencePrior to my retirement, I was a chartered consultant clinical psychologist at Newcastle CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services). In my eating disorder practice, I specialised in working with children and young people living in challenging family circumstances, and in treating eating disorders in conjunction with autism, self harm and other difficulties. I delivered multi-family group therapy for teenagers with eating disorders and their families, and also worked on a one-to-one basis. Prior to my work at Newcastle CAMHS, I worked in a variety of settings in London, in the USA, and in Israel.Training and AccreditationI am chartered consultant clinical psychologist, registered with both the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I hold a DClinPsych in Clinical Psychology (child and family specialism) from the University of Denver, USA, as well as a master's degree in family therapy and an undergraduate degree in philosophy.

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Availability: Daytimes, evenings and weekends
Age Groups: (0-15) (16-18) (19-25) (25+)
All, including children of any age
Fees: Yes
£80, with concessionary rates available
Categories
Types of Support:
Face to face
Telephone
Group/peer support
Specialisms:
Anorexia
Obesity
Self esteem
Types of Service:
Private Practitioner
Types of Treatment:
Counselling
Other Psychotherapy
Family Therapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)