About Me

Qualifications

Existential Supervision Training, NSPC & Middlesex University, one week intensive module, completed 2017

Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy, NSPC & Middlesex University, London – 5 years

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

Private practice in London and Oxfordshire: I see clients at both these locations over three days, as well as having some Skype/Zoom 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.

Clinical Lead and Supervisor at EASE Wellbeing: overseeing the implementation of a short-term intervention in primary care at two GP surgeries and conducting psychological assessments and risk assessments, managing client allocations, supervising the clinical work of trainees and liaising 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. For example, I was solely responsible for securing the contract with the Oxfordshire based GP surgeries and setting up new pilot studies of the intervention there. I have conducted extensive NHS approved research into the experience of this intervention from the service users’ perspective and I am currently involved in writing journal articles born out of this research.

 

Credentials

Accredited Psychologist with the BPS and HCPC

Accredited member of the BACP register

Accredited member of the UKCP register

I am a member of the SEA

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

 

I can also be found on:

EASE Wellbeing

UKCP

BACP

 

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:  The experience of Existential Experimentation from the service users’ perspective in primary care

 

CPD Completed:

Trauma Defined: Bessel van der Kolk on The Body Keeps the Score, online seminar, 5th May 2020.

Working with Dependency in Clients with Complex Trauma, an evening webinar with Kathy Steele, 30th April 2020.

Moving your practice online. Online  course by Kate Anthony. March 2020.

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

Resilience and Post-traumatic growth. An evening webinar with Linda Graham, January 2020.

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 Dr Arielle Schwartz, 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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