About Riverside Psychology Service
I am counselling psychologist offering an empathic, professional and confidential therapeutic service to assist with these and many other emotional conditions.
I believe it is essential to develop a good relationship where you, as the client, can feel the therapist is really listening to your experience. I combine traditional counselling approaches with recognised therapeutic techniques including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) to help you move through difficult life experiences to a more fulfilled future.
I work with clients for short or longer term according to their needs. I can offer flexibility in terms of appointment times, which can be scheduled weekly, fortnightly or as required to suit the client. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your specific situation.
Training, qualifications and experience
I started my counselling training in the early 1990’s, then I have undertaken further training including a BSc (Hons) psychology and MSc health psychology. I finally undertook an MSc and higher training in counselling psychology to specialise as a British Psychological Society Counselling Psychologist. In addition I am HCPC registered, a chartered scientist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
I have experience in a range of settings including the NHS, the charity sector, private education and healthcare. Within these I have worked with adolescents and adults with a range of conditions. In addition I have provided training and supervision to other professionals. I have been working in private practice since 2007.
What happens during the first session
I appreciate that making the decision to start therapy is a big step and I do my best to make the process as easy as possible. During the initial meeting we’ll discuss the nature of your difficulties and your expectations. We can agree the best course of action to enable you to make life long changes to your life.