I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years working with children, young people and their families with emotional and behavioural difficulties. I have worked for many years in the NHS and now in independent practice based in East Molesey, Surrey. I am registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (www.hcpc-uk.co.uk) Chartered by the British Psychological Society www.bps.org.uk). I hold an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate.
My independent practice is dedicated to providing specialist, effective, evidence based but family friendly psychological assessment and support. Over the last 10 years I have particularly specialised in working with those experiencing difficulties with fears, worries, phobias, obsessions and compulsions. These could affect many areas of your child's life, or be more specifically focused on friends, health worries, separation anxiety, school work, performance anxiety, or separating from parents.
I am one of three Clinical Psychologists who run Raising Resilience (www.raisingresilience.co.uk) promoting resilience in children and young people through workshops, talks, and masterclasses with children, parents and teachers.
I am the Chair and a co-founder of the Independent Practitioners Network within the Child and Young Persons Faculty of the Division of Clinical Psychology within the British Psychological Society. I am an Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society. I am a member of the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (www.acamh.org.uk) and The Association of Clinical Psychologists UK.
I have completed further specific training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused and Systemic therapy. I am a recognised and fully trained user of the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO) as recommended by the National Autistic Society. I regularly receive supervision to ensure that my practice meets professional standards. I ensure that I keep up to date with regular training and reading of research.
Within my practice, ensuring the safety of all children and young people is paramount in line with my professional guidelines and local safeguarding policies and procedures.