I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with more than 12 years NHS clinical experience supporting adolescents and adults. I also have 10 years of experience in teaching at universities including University of Oxford and University College London.
I am chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
My qualifications are:
- BA Hons (1st Class) University of Warwick
- PsyDip (Distinction) Oxford Brookes University
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psych) Canterbury Christchurch University
I have worked with a wide variety of young people and adults using a range of therapeutic approaches. My areas of special interest and expertise include anxiety, depression, criminal justice, low self-esteem and personality disorders.
I believe that everyone should be able to access support for their mental health when they want it and when they need it. I am an advisor to local and national government and take an innovative and flexible approach to my work, shaped to each individual’s specific needs.
I have worked with many different cultures and communities in the UK and with people from a diverse range of socioeconomic backgrounds. I founded a charity, MAC-UK, in 2008 to make mental health accessible to disadvantaged young people. The approach we developed together is now being disseminated across the UK.
As a wife and mother, my work is grounded by my family and all of the challenges of juggling the many roles that life presents us.