Clinical psychology aims to reduce psychological distress and to enhance the promotion of psychological well-being. By using modern, evidence based psychological approaches, I will aim to help individuals and families to
1) understand the difficulties they are experiencing,
2) cope with a variety of psychological difficulties, and
3) develop and practice new ways of managing the difficulties.
Through my clinical psychology training, I am experienced in using a range of approaches, including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic approaches and Behavioural Therapy. I tailor my approach to each individual’s specific needs, often using elements from each of the models (this is called an integrative approach).
Children, young people & families
Psychological support for social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties
- Parents/carers seeking advice and support for a child’s:
- behavioural difficulties (such as oppositional, angry behaviour);
- emotional difficulties (such as anxiety, worry, low mood, fears/phobias, obsessions, low self-esteem);
- developmental issues (such as ASD or ADHD – post-diagnostic support)
- Other issues impacting on the child’s functioning, such as sleeping, feeding, toileting, and changes in family circumstances.
- Adjustment and emotional support when a child has additional needs (e.g. ASD, ADHD).
- Relationship difficulties within a family.
- Parenting concerns and dilemmas, from antenatal to having responsibility for teenagers
- Individuals seeking advice and support for psychological difficulties, such as worries/anxiety, low mood/depression, stress, fears/phobias, obsessions, low self-esteem, anger and relationship difficulties.
- Couple based psychological support using the Cognitive-Behavioural Couple Therapy (CBCT) framework