I am an experienced Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience working with adults and children. I worked in the NHS for many years before leaving to work exclusively in private practice.
I graduated from Newcastle University in 2002 with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I have subsequently undertaken additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and EMDR.
I have treated many psychological difficulties and disorders over the years, including but not exclusively Anxiety, Depression, low self esteem, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Functional Neurological Disorder, TICs Tourette’s, ADHD, PTSD and behavioural difficulties. I also have expertise working with psychological difficulties related to medical conditions such as chronic pain and epilepsy. I work with individuals and families.
I work collaboratively with my clients to reach a mutual understanding of their difficulties so that I can tailor interventions to meet their specific and unique needs. For this reason I do not work with rigidly with one type of therapy. I do not believe that people fit into little boxes, and a more flexible approach is needed to help people make progress and reach their desired aims.
I am HCPC registered and a member of the British Psychological Society. I engage in regular training and supervision to ensure that my skills and knowledge are kept up to date and in line with good practice guidance.
We carry out rigorous checks and vet all our therapists before they join the team. They must meet with our high standards of professional specification which includes:
This means that the mental health professional you see will be qualified, experienced and competent.
We are a private mental health clinic and have a number of therapists with different specialities. Because of this, we can offer therapies to help with a wide range of mental health issues from Anxiety to PTSD and child psychology.
First, we carry out a triage step during a 15-minute free initial telephone consultation. Depending on the challenges you’re facing, we will then recommend a counsellor, CBT therapist or clinical psychologist.
We also have clinic locations throughout the North, so there is usually one not too far from you.
As a result, we can usually offer an appointment quickly and at a time and place convenient for you. But, above all, tailored to your needs.