I am a compassionate attentive person with over 16 years experience helping people struggling with a range of problems, including depression, anxiety and trauma, and have specialist skills needed when treating these issues as they arise in the perinatal period. I work hard to help people make sense of their distress, drawing on different therapeutic approaches flexibly, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and EMDR (a highly effective approach for treating trauma). I have a particular interest in attachment theory, and and find that helping people understand their own early relationships can be important in the perinatal period.
I am a member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), chartered with the British Psychological Society (BPS), and a member of the BPS Faculty of Perinatal Psychology. I gained my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University College, London in 2006, following which I spent ten years working in a busy NHS adult psychology service. I then moved on to specialise in perinatal psychology, sending almost three years setting up an NHS service.