WHAT I OFFER
I offer evidenced based psychological assessment and therapy for the following mental health problems:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Mood Disorders
- Eating disorders (BMI above 15)
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
In addition, I offer services to individuals who are struggling with problematic patterns that are having a negative influence on their lives. For example:
- Issues of under or over control of behaviour
- Patterns of repeated dieting without long term success
- Issues with forming and maintaining relationships
It is important to have people around you that will be ‘cheerleaders’ in your recovery. People who will provide you with warmth, understanding, a space to talk and encouragement.
As a loved one, it is often difficult to work out what you need to do to support someone struggling with their mental health. I am trained in skills-based models of family work that can be very helpful for families to understand their role in supporting recovery and giving them a clear way forwards.
The aim of family sessions is to provide the individual with the best possible environment and support to promote recovery.
Do get in touch if you feel your family may benefit from such sessions or you yourself are in a supportive role and think these sessions could be of help.
I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2008, having trained at the University of Southampton. I have 15 years experience working within the NHS, working with people of all ages in both community and inpatient settings. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of mental health problems, from early intervention to those with severe and enduring difficulties. As well as working within Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs), I have experience of working in specialist services for Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP), eating disorder and obesity services. I currently hold an NHS post within Adult Psychology Services in Dorset.
In addition to my professional experience, I have also faced my own mental health difficulties, so I understand that tough road to recovery.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).