As a Chartered Counselling Psychologist using an Integrative approach with a strong emphasis on Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I can help and support you devise solutions to problems and teach you new skills and techniques, working with you to develop resilience and a more positive attitude towards life’s difficulties.
My approach to treatment is tailored to your individual needs and my training as a psychologist allows me the flexibility to draw on a wide range of psychological theories and therapeutic models.
My aim is to create a compassionate and supportive space where you can openly consider and discuss concerns, problems, aspirations and goals, thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
I offer safe and confidential therapy at my private practice in Central London. An initial consultation will be an opportunity for us to talk about your problems and how the therapy can help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Having over 10 years of experience working in the NHS, Voluntary and Private Sectors, I now work solely in private practice in Central London.
I work with individuals who are struggling with a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, anger management, phobias, trauma, eating disorders, and more.
Training & Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology 2001
Diploma in Counselling Psychology 2004
Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology 2006
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology 2007
Diploma in Eating Disorders 2010
Certificate in Obesity Management 2011
Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity 2011
Plus training courses in Trauma/PTSD, Stress Management, Addictions, OCD, Anxiety/Panic Attacks and Anger Management.
I engage in continuing training and professional development to ensure that my practice affords the best informed care.
Professional Registration & Memberships:
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council
Registered Member with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
I abide by the Professional Codes of Conduct and Ethical Practices of the above organisations to provide assurance that my service is professional and legitimate.
Chartered Clinical Psychologist, CBT Therapies
Registered in France in the directory of “Agence Régionale de Santé des Hauts de Seine” . My ADELI number is 929303337
Registered as a Chartered Member Psychologist with “The British Psychological Society (BPS)” and with the HCPC as a Clinical Psychologist
My training in France
- DESS et DEA de Psychologie Clinique et Pathologique, Université Paris 8-St Denis
- Accredited in CBT/TCC with the “AFTCC”, Paris
- Specialized accreditation in CBT for personality disorders, Young’s Schemas Therapy , and ACT therapy
I’ve been working during 10 years in a University Hospital, in a psychiatry unit for adults. I was in charge of consultations for in and out patients. I facilitated psychotherapies and many groups as well for anxiety, mood disorders, addictions, psychosis.
Expert as well in gambling addiction, I used to work with this kind of issue within a long time and I’ve been an honorary psychotherapist for The National Problem Gambling Clinic in London until now.
Psychotherapy can’t provide a magic answer but it can help you understand yourself, identify the issues you face, and let you know that you have a choice to move more confidently into the future.
I work with clients who experience anxiety, depression, stuckness, stress, low self-esteem; relationship and family difficulties; loss and bereavement. Thinking through such feelings and experiences may not be easy to do on your own. I generally work from a psychodynamic perspective which recognises that current difficulties have roots in the past. I also hold a certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and can provide time-limited psychotherapy .
Qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council) , UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy), BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and a professional member of the FPC (Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling).
In addition to my private practice I have public sector experience. I have also worked with a specialist psychological unit within the NHS, for clients with complex issues.
Chartered Counselling Psychologist
I qualified as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist in 2006 and have fifteen years experience of working in the NHS and more recently in private sector in which I continue to work as a therapist and supervisor. I offer services to work with a range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and more enduring personality issues. I use evidence based approaches to enable a positive process of change in the clients that I see.
I have extensive experience of assessing and treating clients across a broad range of healthcare settings, this has included work in GP surgeries, community mental health teams and an inpatient forensic service. During this time I have worked with adults, adolescents and children experiencing emotional difficulties.
I have been repeatedly moved by the immense resilience that I have witnessed in people being able to transform their lives despite very challenging lifelong experiences. This also demonstrates that by understanding ourselves and our relationships with others, we can identify how we might become stuck. This entails not just understanding the past but being proactive about creating change in the present via learning new ways of coping. I will be aiming to work alongside you so that together we can gain a detailed understanding of the issue in helping you to move forward. I believe in working collaboratively and sensitively to use my psychological experience to alleviate distress and facilitate change.