I am a senior, fully qualified and accredited Cognitive
Behavioural Psychotherapist based in Bushey on the North West London /
Hertfordshire border. I always aim to offer a warm, empathetic, confidential and
non-judgemental environment in which we can work together. This will enable you
to achieve positive change and to gain the confidence and skills to cope
effectively with life’s challenges as they arise in the future.
I have many years experience working with clients aged from
16 to 96 from all walks of life and this work has been focussed on
psychological conditions, particularly depression, low self-esteem, addictions,
stress and anxiety disorders; including panic disorder, social anxiety
(shyness), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Post-traumatic stress disorder
(PTSD), Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) Health anxiety (Hypochondriasis),
performance anxiety (e.g. exam stress, meetings, public speaking) and treatment
of phobias of all types. I offer treatment to individuals who may have
difficulties with any of the above, as well as to couples who may be
experiencing relationship distress. This type of couple therapy (BCT) is
proving increasingly effective, with benefits being seen in both the mood of
the individuals and the strength of their relationship.
My principal therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioural
Therapy (CBT) although where appropriate I also integrate other approaches such
as Mindfulness, Solution Focused therapy, Narrative Exposure Therapy.
I have worked in the NHS since the 1990’s during which I
undertook “dual” training in both physical and mental health settings. This
enabled me to gain in-depth experience of working with the full range of
psychological and psychiatric conditions in both hospital and out-patient
settings, as well as experience of physical conditions whilst working in a
variety of medical settings such as neurology, rheumatology and
I have extensive experience in assessing and treating the
full range of common psychological conditions including the following:
Social Anxiety (including
shyness and blushing)
Post Traumatic Stress
(including exam stress, public speaking and interviews)
Low Self-Esteem / low
Physical illness, long term
conditions and disability
Affairs and infidelity
My qualifications and accreditations include:
BABCP Accredited (British Association of Behavioural &
HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council) registered.
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy.
Royal Holloway, University of London.
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
(IAPT). Royal Holloway, University of London.
Post Qualification Certificate in Behavioural Couples
Therapy, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Advanced Diploma in Dynamics of Mental Health Practice.
Tavistock & Middlesex University.
Bsc (Hons) Occupational Therapy. Brunel University.