ABOUT ME AND MY APPROACH
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over ten years’ experience within mental health. I have completed clinical masters and doctoral programmes, after which I worked extensively within the NHS and private settings. I specialise in therapeutic support for children and young people, in addition to working part time in NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). I am trained to work with a range of mental health difficulties, such as
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Eating problems in children.
I offer individual therapy to young people and adults, as well as family sessions to improve relationships among family members.
It can be anxiety-provoking to seek support from someone new, especially for children, so I try to create a calm and relaxed environment. I believe that one of the most important aspects of therapy is building a secure therapeutic relationship, in which people feel heard and valued. I have a warm, compassionate and thoughtful approach, and I also try to bring fun into sessions where possible. I work with people in a collaborative way, promoting their resilience and confidence.
I work with young people or adults either individually or alongside family members or carers, depending on age. I think it is important to get a good understanding of a problem before beginning any work, so I complete a thorough assessment in initial sessions. Once we understand how previous experiences have led to current difficulties and what may be keeping these going, I can choose the most appropriate therapeutic intervention.
I am qualified to deliver a number of therapies, tailored to individual needs. The main models I draw on are:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
I am also trained in parenting interventions, such as Mellow Parents and Incredible Years (for which I have gained accreditation).
BSc (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Edinburgh
MSc in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People at the University of Edinburgh
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Glasgow University
I registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The title of Clinical Psychologist is a protected title.
I registered with the Private Practice Register