Background

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I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years clinical experience.  I am registered with the Health Professionals Council, registration number PYL24477, and am chartered with the British Psychological Society.

I completed a BSc in Psychology from Durham University and gained my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Newcastle. Since qualifying I have worked for the NHS in child and adolescent services and in adult mental health services.  I have also worked as an Associate Tutor for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Lancaster University coordinating a mentoring scheme and marking doctorate assignments between 2016 and 2019. In 2021 I joined the team at Healthlink360 which is a charity offering mental health care to volunteer and humanitarian workers.

I use an integrated approach drawing on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Theory, psychodynamic theory, attachment, systemic, narrative, and compassionate mind approaches. I offer a holistic assessment followed by an opportunity to create a shared understanding of the situation or difficulties called a formulation. This assessment and formulation then guides the approach of the therapeutic work.