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About Me

I am a Clinical Psychologist specialising in work with children, adolescents, parents, families and young adults. I have worked in NHS psychological services for over 10 years including roles at Birmingham Children's Hospital and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust.

I currently split my working time between private practice and the NHS where I work at Great Ormond Street Hospital as a Consultant and Principal Paediatric Clinical Psychologist and Lead of the Dermatology Psychology team.

In addition to my work with families facing medical illness, I have worked with adolescents with complex mental health presentations including eating disorders, psychosis, depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidality. I am experienced in working with young people with autism and ADHD and those with diverse sexual and gender identities.

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How do I work?

I start by listening from a position of respect. Most often people seek therapeutic help because they have found themselves facing challenges that they are struggling to overcome without help. Sometimes they have few ways of coping or else the ways they do seem to make things worse. However you arrive, I will listen carefully to your experiences and the areas of your (or your child's) life that have become challenging. 

I aim to join you in making sense of the troubling aspects of your or your life. From this understanding, new ways of coping and relating can be discovered. I aim to help you have an increased sense of freedom and enjoyment in individual and/or family life with less conflict. 

What to expect

Beginning therapy is different for everyone. You may arrive with feelings of worry, uncertainty or fear alongside feelings of hope, excitement or relief. 

I find that it can be helpful to begin with a three session assessment. This gives us an opportunity to think together while also allowing space in between sessions for observation and reflection. At the end of these sessions we can discuss our fit and whether you want to continue. When working with children, it can be helpful to arrange these sessions in a combination of child, parent and whole family time.

Ongoing therapeutic work would take place once weekly, at the same time each week. Therapeutic work can be time limited or open ended and we can think together about this during your assessment.

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Education and Registration

Education:

BA (Hons) Psychology; University College Dublin

MSc Clinical Applications of Psychology; University of Warwick

DClinPsych Doctorate in Clinical Psychology; University of Warwick and Coventry University.

Professional Registration:

I am a registered with the Health and Care Professions (HCPC) as a practitioner Psychologist (Clinical)

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