I am integrative therapist, as I have been trained to use a number of therapy approaches. I often use systemic therapy as an overarching framework for all my work with clients, as it pays attention to the multiple systems in which we belong as well as life stage and socio-cultural issues. Within this framework, I use cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, compassion-focused therapy and narrative therapy depending on the issues individual clients present with (and associated with evidence-base practice). My approach to working with couples and families are also based on therapies and ideas typically used for various presentations where there is an evidence-base; though with my experience, I also integrative ideas and practices that fit the individuals I am working with.
I am a clinical psychologist and a systemic family and couples psychotherapist. I have experience working with a range of mental health, physical health and neurological conditions in a number of settings, having worked in the NHS for 20 years. I work with individuals, couples and adult family members in my private practice, often taking an integrative (combination) therapeutic approach so that I can pay attention to people's social and cultural contexts as well as their valuable lived experience.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.