I am a Principal-Lead Clinical Psychologist, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Advanced Schema Therapist in training, based in Amersham (Bucks, HP6). Alongside my private practice, I have worked in NHS mental health settings for over nine years, including over six years' specialist experience working with eating disorders. I am a recognised provider with most healthcare insurers including BUPA, AXA, Aviva, Pru-Health and Cigna. As a Clinical Psychologist, I am experienced in providing a range of specialist and evidence-based therapies for eating disorders. These include CBT, Enhanced-CBT (CBT-E) and Schema Therapy. This expertise allows me provide an individualised, informed and tailor-made approach to treatment. As a therapist, I feel passionately about offering therapies which are proven to be effective for eating difficulties and this has led me specialise as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. My ongoing training as an Advanced Schema Therapist also enables me to work with complex and longstanding eating disorders, including those which have not responded to other therapies. Above all, I believe that a safe and trusting relationship should form the cornerstone of any therapy. Understanding, compassion and respect lie at the centre of my work. Please visit my website for client testimonials. Alongside my private practice, I also work as Lead Therapist for an NHS eating disorders service (one of the largest in the UK). My work as an Honorary Lecturer and active Clinical Researcher also ensures my practice is informed by the very latest scientific developments. My areas of expertise include working with the internal €œanorexic voice€ and schema therapy applied to eating difficulties. I am a regular publisher of scientific research and have presented at both national and international conferences. 

Referral Criteria & Process

I accept self-referrals, referrals by healthcare professionals (e.g. GPs and Psychiatrists) and referrals by healthcare insurers. I offer a limited number of reduced rate sessions for longer-term courses of therapy.

Qualifications

Education and Training ·       Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University College London ·       BSc. (Hons.) in Psychology, University of Surrey (First Class) ·       PGDip in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, Royal Holloway (University of London) ·       Enhanced CBT for Eating Disorders (CREDO, Oxford) - Basic and Advanced training  ·       Advanced Certificate in Schema Therapy, International Society for Schema Therapy (expected 2017) Key Experience ·       Lead Therapist for one of the largest NHS eating disorders services in the UK ·       Over nine years experience working in NHS mental health settings ·       Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University College London ·       Visiting Clinical Lecturer, Royal Holloway (University of London) ·       Clinical Supervisor for Psychologists, Psychotherapists and CBT therapists ·       Sole author and co-author of research articles within leading therapy journals Registrations / Accreditations ·       Chartered Clinical Psychologist, British Psychological Society ·       Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society ·       Practitioner Psychologist, Health and Care Professions Council ·       Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist, British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists ·       Advanced Schema Therapist, International Society for Schema Therapy (expected 2017)  ·       Research Scientist, Scientific Advisory Board

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Last Updated: 20/02/2018

Chiltern Centre
63 - 65 Woodside Road
Buckinghamshire
HP6 6AA

Availability: Weekday evenings
Age Groups: (16-18) (19-25) (25+)
16+
Fees: Yes
£85 - £100 per hour
Categories
Types of Support:
Face to face
Online
Outpatient
Guided self-help
Skype
Specialisms:
Anorexia
Self esteem
Types of Service:
Private Practitioner
Types of Treatment:
Other Psychotherapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)