I am currently working as a Counselling Psychologist in the NHS. I am also a guest lecturer in Compassion Focused Therapy at Canterbury Christchurch University on the Clinical Doctorate and Undergraduate Psychology Programme. I have presented conference workshops for students on the importance of compassion and mental health for higher education students. I have worked in the NHS as a qualified psychologist in both primary and secondary care with both younger and older adults. In the past I have worked in support worker roles in homelessness, disabilities and mental health.
I am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). I am also registered as a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) . I am a member of the Division of Counselling Psychology and the Faculty of the Psychology of Older People in the BPS.
I have trained and worked extensively in cognitive behavioural therapy and also completed further training in compassion focused therapy approaches.
Areas of Interest
I am particularly interested in the use of compassion and body-focussed approaches in supporting people to recover from the effects of trauma.