BA (Hons), MSc, PG Dip, CPsychol
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I have several years' experience providing psychological therapy to adults experiencing common mental health problems, as well as more severe and complex difficulties . I have held positions within a variety of settings, including in the NHS (Community mental health team and an eating disorder service) and third sector organisations (drug and alcohol services). I have worked with individuals experiencing depression and anxiety disorders, trauma, eating disorders, drug and alcohol difficulties, self-harm, emotion dysregulation, and interpersonal difficulties. I have a special interest in understanding and treating trauma-related difficulties and eating disorders.
I am trained to provide a range of evidenced-based psychological approaches including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills (DBT skills), Mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Psychodynamic therapy. I aim to work flexibly, utilising these approaches as appropriate, and adapting or integrating interventions to best meet an individual's unique needs, circumstances and preferences.
I am committed to supporting people to find positive and healthy ways to move forward with their lives. This begins with establishing a safe, trusting and non-judgemental therapy relationship, as I believe this often forms the foundation of a meaningful therapeutic experience. I like to work in partnership with my client's, to develop a shared understanding of their difficulties and work together to find the best way forward. My aim is to draw on appropriate evidence-based interventions as well as a person’s strengths and values to shape the course of therapy. I love my work and consider it a privilege work to alongside an individual as they begin to take steps towards overcoming their difficulties and leading more fulfilling lives.
Professional Membership and Qualifications
I am chartered with the British Psychological Society (BPS), registered with the Health Professions and Care Council (HCPC) and a member of EMDR - UK & Ireland.
I obtained my BA (Hons) in Psychology in South Africa in 2001. In 2007 I completed a MSc and PG Diploma in the Practice of Counselling Psychology in the United Kingdom. I have undertaken research aimed at understanding the emergence of eating disordered behaviour across cultures and my MSc dissertation explored men’s experience of receiving therapy within a prison setting.
My consulting room is based at Hitchin Counselling and Psychology Centre.
107 Bancroft Road
If you would like to contact me to have an initial discussion or to book an appointment please email me at