ABOUT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, or major life changes? Perhaps you find yourself pulled into unhealthy relationship patterns, or feel like you can't connect fully with others? You might have been struggling for sometime but now feel that you need professional help.
It can be daunting seeking psychological therapy as there are a wide range of therapies available and it is sometimes difficult to work out who is best placed to help, including counsellors, psychotherapists, 'life coaches' and psychologists or psychiatrists.
Psychology is the study of the human mind, brain and behaviour. Clinical Psychologists complete a rigorous and extensive training and are required to complete a 3 year undergraduate degree, followed by several years of relevant work experience before then completing a 3 year doctorate degree involving training in specialist therapy areas across the lifespan. As a clinical psychologist, I am able to provide assessments, psychological formulations and interventions based on the latest scientific evidence-base for a particular difficulty or condition.
Practitioner Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist are recognised and protected titles, regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and British Psychological Society (BPS), respectively. I therefore adhere to a strict code of practice and ethics and engage in regular supervision and continued professional development as part of my registration.
I understand that it can feel like a brave step to seek psychological therapy, and therefore it is important to take the time and find the right professional to help you. You are invited to contact me for a free telephone consultation before deciding if you wish to book an initial assessment appointment. Treatment will always be tailored to you and your specific needs, hopes and goals. If, through our discussion, I'm not the right person to work with you then I am happy to offer advice about other therapies and services which might be a better fit for you.