Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Individual work with adults and older adults for a range of psychological problems, including depression, anxiety, life transition difficulties, etc. Trained and experienced in several types of therapeutic intervention and usually recommend the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach (ACT is pronounced as a verb). ACT is somewhat akin to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and its effectiveness has been demonstrated in clinical research.
The ACT way of working has two basic aims, which are worked on simultaneously. First, to help people acquire a set of skills that will allow them to handle painful thoughts and feelings more effectively, so that they have much less impact and influence (in contrast to evaluating dysfunctional thoughts in terms of believability etc, as in traditional CBT). The second aim is to help people to create a full and meaningful life by spending some time clarifying their values. Then, using that information as a guide, setting achievable goals and taking action to change life for the better and develop a sense of purpose and vitality. This is an active form of therapy with options for skill building between sessions.
Appointments and Fees
Appointments in NW6, NW8 and central London. Fees vary according to location and circumstances.
Lived and worked in the US for two decades and obtained PH.D in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University (APA accredited) in 2001.
Associate Fellow Member of the British Psychological Society, having previously acquired a Statement of Equivalence.
Registered with the Health Care Professions Council.
Formerly in the NHS for 10 years.