About Me

Qualifications

Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, NSPC & Middlesex University – 5 years – completed all of the doctorate, awaiting final viva for thesis.

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling, NSPC & Middlesex University, London – 2 years

Post Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent’s University, London – 1 year

BSC (Hons) Psychology, Newcastle University – 3 years

Current Work

Clinical Lead at EASE Wellbeing: overseeing the implementation of a short-term intervention in primary care at two GP surgeries and conduct psychological assessments and risk assessments, manage client allocations, supervise the clinical work of trainees and liaise with GPs regarding onward referrals. Also, I am involved in the continuing development of the intervention and recruitment and training of new clinicians. I am involved in discussions with commissioning groups and the marketing of the company to secure new projects and pilot studies. I also have conducted extensive NHS approved research into the experience of this intervention from the service users’ perspective and I am currently involved in writing a book for EASE Wellbeing.

Private practice in London and Oxfordshire: I see clients at both these locations over three days, as well as having some Skype sessions. I have regular supervision with two supervisors and continuously embark on training days and conferences. As I am aware that there is always room for new awareness, the illumination of blindspots and many potential differing perspectives, supervision, personal therapy and CPD ensures my practice is ethical, and continuously being questioned and developed.

Credentials

Accredited member of the BACP register

Accredited member of the UKCP register

I am a member of the BPS

I am a member of the SEA

I abide by BACP’s and UKCP’s Ethical Code of Professional Conduct

I can also be found on:

EASE Wellbeing

UKCP

BACP

Counselling Directory

Psychology Today

The Circle Line

Publications and Research

The Existential Experimentation Intervention, Two Case Studies: Existential-Experimentation-an-exploration-of-two-clients-relating-to-the-theme-of-ŒNaked-and-Dangerous

Existential Experimentation: ExistentialAnalysisJournal28.1.January2017-2

Doctoral Thesis (awaiting examination): An assessment of Existential Experimentation from the perspective of the service users’ in primary care

Upcoming CPD

The Web of Shame in the Therapeutic Space, with Christiane Sanderson, London, February 2020.

Complex trauma, dissociation and flashbacks; clinical skills workshop (CBT focused) with Dr. Heather Sequeira. London, PTSD Trauma Workshops, 28th-29th February 2020.

Richman EMDR Training, waiting list for 2020 training, Level 1 & 2.

CPD Completed:

Fatigue Super Conference, covering ‘You have to look at the whole patient’, ‘What stops people healing from ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia’ , ‘Subtypes of ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia’ ‘The three stages of recovery’ and ‘Bodily systems in ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia’ with The Optimum Health Clinic, June 2019.

Pain, parts, illness & identity: Somatic psychology, EMDR therapy for chronic pain and illness with, 23rd May 2019.

DID, BPD, or C-PTSD Diagnostic Assessment and Therapeutic Implications with Dr Suzette Boon, London, 22nd March 2019.

Couple Therapy: Dynamic Approaches for Working with Anger and Aggression, with Susanna Abse, London, 8th March 2019.

Trauma and The Body, with Christiane Sanderson, Miriam Taylor and Jamie Marich, London, 8th-9th February 2019.

Working with Dissociative Disorders, with Carolyn Spring, London, 26th January 2019

Family and Systems, NSPC, 7th-12th January 2019

Dealing with Distress, with Carolyn Spring, London, 23rd November 2018

The SEA at 30 – Looking ahead to Existential Therapy in 2048, London, 10th November 2018

Recovery Oriented Services in Mental Health, De Vere West One, London on 28th September 2018

Psychological Therapies in the NHS, New Savoy Conference on 15th-16th March 2018

SEA Conference – Naked and Dangerous on 11 – 12th November 2017

Depression Boot Camp: A New Look at an Old Dilemma, a CPD Workshop led by Dr Ryan Kemp on 26th November 2016

SEA Conference – Insider / Outsider on 30th Sept – 1st Oct 2016

Eating Disorders: Developing a Gold Standard Service on June 2016

Safeguarding Training and Play Therapy with adolescents, a workshop with Place2Be on 5th August 2015

 

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