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ABOUT ME

I am an experienced independent Clinical Psychologist with a PhD in psychological medicine from King's College London and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Royal Holloway, University of London. I have over 15 years of research and clinical experience, currently working as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in therapeutic residential care for looked after children and in psychiatric inpatient care for adolescents.

In my private practice, I am offering a warm and compassionate space and work with children and their families, with adolescents and with adults, who would like to explore and recover from struggles they experiencing. Please read the Testimonials from previous clients. 

I trained intensively in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Emotion Focussed Therapy (EFT). Please read more about me and my professional background here: About Me

The practice location is Forest Row, East Sussex. Online therapy is provided nationwide. 

CONTACT

Feel free to get in touch by email or phone to ask questions and to agree an appointment for an initial free 30-minute consultation.

 
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THE ETHOS of my practice 

The ethos of this service relates to the symbolism of the willow tree, which traditionally stands for healing, hope, safety, growth and stability. Its flexibility means that even a heavy storm is unlikely to break it because of its immense ability to bend. The willow tree therefore is a beautiful reminder for adjustment and adaptability in life, despite and alongside stormy periods and adverse experiences. In my psychological practice, I aim to support my clients to not only survive but also thrive under difficult conditions. Whilst therapy can be both short- or long-term, my overall goal is always to provide a safe place to explore emotions and increase awareness, to foster resilience, and to allow for growth and change. The About Therapy page explains my ethos further and the process of therapy.

 

TREATMENTS AND SERVICES OFFERED

I offer effective and evidence-based treatment for anxiety disorders and depression, relationships problems, low self-esteem, trauma, suicidal behaviour and self-harm and many more. 

The Service page outlines everything you need to know to understand which particular problems I offer treatment for and what assessments I can provide. 

COSTS

The costs for treatment vary depending on the type of treatment / assessment and the lengths of the session. I feel strongly about making therapy available to anyone and have therefore a sliding scale for session fees. Moreover, I reserve a pro bono treatment slot at any given time. Please see the page on Fees where everything is are transparently explained. 

 
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LOCATIONS AND OFFICE HOURS

Practice location in Forest Row, East Sussex
Online therapy  via zoom / Skype independent of location

Weekly and fortnightly appointments available on: 
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 12pm
Friday 9am - 12pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm

 

CONTACT ME

Please contact me for a free 30 min telephone consultation, in which we can initially explore your difficulties and areas you would like to change. We can talk about whether I am a good fit for you and your needs and you can ask me any questions you might have.

Please get in touch via email. 

 

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