From a young age, I was always interested in people; how they thought, how they did things and why some people seemed to suffer more. This was the main reason behind my decision to study Psychology at Reading University, where I graduated with an honours degree. My time as an undergraduate served to further my passion for the subject and cemented my wish to become a Clinical Psychologist. In order to gain further experience, I applied for a position working within the NHS. I worked with people with acquired brain injuries and their families, as well as people with Learning Disabilities. I then went on to complete a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Salomons Canterbury Christ Church University. During this training I gained invaluable experience using a number of psychological models with people across all age groups. This included a period of employment working in a service for children, adolescents and their families.
As a qualified Clinical Psychologist since 2007, I have primarily worked within the NHS with adults, older people and with people living with long term neurological conditions (including stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease). Alongside my NHS work, I have also offered my services in a Clinical Psychology Private Practice, since 2013, where I have developed extensive experience working with children, adolescents and their families. This has given me comprehensive skills to work with people of all ages, from different cultures and with varying presenting problems. I help them to understand the nature of their difficulties and develop goals to work towards in therapy. I am very keen to offer a client-centred approach, which means I use a number of psychological models to ensure my therapy suits the people I am working with. I value my ability to be warm and sensitive and I will use my friendly style to make you feel comfortable in the therapy sessions.
I am a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society and I am HCPC accredited.