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
I am able to offer online therapy sessions.
If you would like to contact me to have an initial discussion or to book an appointment please email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, please leave a voice message on 07340472854 and I will get back to you as soon possible.