My private work involves providing talking therapy for a range of difficulties people may experience in their lives. These may include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, bereavement, obsessive-compulsive disorders, personality disorders and interpersonal or unresolved childhood issues.
I am a qualified, registered and chartered Clinical Psychologist. I have worked within NHS mental health and research services since 2006. My doctorate level training has acquired me with a broad range of skills in delivering a range of psychotherapies. These include Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Psychodynamic Therapy. I offer psychotherapy based on either one or a combination of these models, dependent on your goals and presenting difficulties. Therefore my approach is what is often referred to as "Integrative."
One of the advantages in seeing a private therapist is that there is more flexibility as there are no set session limits that are often imposed within NHS/public services. However, some specific presenting problems only require a brief course of sessions (6-16 sessions) whilst for other difficulties the person may benefit from a more longer term course. You are not obliged to complete a set number of sessions, although I would recommend attending an ending session if you decide to end. This allows us to explore the issues with regards to you ending therapy and to formally end our professional relationship.
I aim to provide a safe environment where you can take the time you need to explore your difficulties whilst at the same time making use of evidence based psychological treatment within the therapy. I also specialise in neuropsychological assessments for query dementia and psychotherapy for older adults.
Contact me to arrange a free 15 minute telephone consultation to see if I can help.