I am a Registered and Chartered Counselling Psychologist with 17 years experience (in the NHS and private sector) offering private consultations and assessments for adults and teens over 16.
Health Care Professions Council (Practitioner Psychologist)
British Psychological Society (Associate Fellow)
Clinical Supervisor (British Psychological Society Approved), Psychometric Assessments for Personality, Aptitude, IQ, Dyslexia, Autism, ADHD. Qualified Teacher / Trainer UK (non-compulsory education)
Private Health Care Provider (AXA-PPP, Aviva, Bupa, Nuffield Health, Cigna)
Part time Senior Tutor / Examiner (Open University Accredited, level 4 & 5 AIM Awards), Surrey University Clinical Supervisor, The National Counselling Society / National Hypnotherapy Society ethical panel member, trainer, supervisor.
Expert (Court) Witness: Psychological issues in Personal Injury, Criminal & Family Law cases.
Previous Posts have included work in/for:
HMP Bisley (Male medium-secure prison) / Kingston Women’s Centre /The National Centre for Eating Disorders / Cruse Bereavement Care / The Centre for Psychology, (NHS / IAPT service provider) / 10 Harley Street / ARC Youth Counselling (including involvement in the anti bullying project for young people)
Media & Publications:
Heart-in-Diamond magazine: The difference between grief and clinical depression? (April 2018), Children First: Experts Corner (Oct 2017), The Counselling Cafe (online magazine) What you need to know about working with Eating Disorders (April 2017), Saga Magazine contributor to family relationships article (Dec 2016), The Huffington Post (online magazine) contributor to “Ghosting” article (Oct 2016), BBC Radio Oxford – breakfast show interview Clown Craze (10th Oct 2016) / The Sun online article contributor The Clown Craze (8th October 2016) / Eagle Radio – podcast for Fit for Panto weight loss & breakfast show interview (Sept 2016) / National Animal Welfare Trust Magazine: Treating cat & dog phobias article (May 2015) / Family Law Journal Being an Expert Witness (2012) / BBC radio 1 (Nov 2012) The Surgery with Dr Mel: interview about Orthorexia the “new” Eating Disorder / BBC radio Scotland interview about Eating Disorders (Nov 2012) / Sky TV (2007) Real Lives Documentary: “Living with size Zero” / Guardian Weekend Magazine (Nov 2006) Cat Phobia interview.
Speaker at the International Hypno-Psychotherapy conference (June 2018), Speaker at the Health & Wellbeing at Work Conference, Birmingham NEC, (March 2017), Speaker at the 6th International Hypno-Psychotherapy Conference (June 2014)
Attendee at the Health & Wellbeing at Work (Institute of Stress Management), March (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018) Conference / Annual International Hypnotherapy Conference Boston USA, (2015), Insomnia medical conference (2014)
Areas of interest:
Anxiety & Fear related conditions (general anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, PTSD, OCD), Relationship & Couples issues, Eating & size issues (compulsive overeating, eating disorders), traumatic grief, sexual abuse, psychological and emotional abuse, bullying, grooming & manipulation.
Taking an holistic approach, I use a variety of modern and traditional evidence based approaches tailored to suit each client and welcome people from a range of diverse backgrounds, culture and ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation and gender.