I am a consultant psychologist, a CBT specialist, a Mindfulness trainer, a Couples therapist and a Business coach.
As an integrative practitioner, I have gathered an extensive training and experience in various settings in primary and secondary care NHS and private services. These include King’s college Hospital Counselling and Psychotherapy Service, where I helped those who struggle with various health conditions, worked with palliative care, stroke, diabetes and HIV and with common and severe mental health difficulties.
My interest in PTSD and trauma work was emphasized through my work at the July 7th Assistance Centre in Westminster, the service established to support the bereaved and survivors of the 7th july 2005 terror attacks in London, where I worked with these traumatised and bereaved by the events.
In the last few years I worked as a senior Psychologist and CBT therapist in an NHS primary care setting where I worked with a huge variety of presenting difficulties from depression to anxiety, OCD, PTSD, health anxiety, long term health conditions, pain management, stress, bi-polar disorder, personality disorders and many more. I supervised and trained new therapists and trainees and helped expand their therapeutic repertoire and skills.
As a passionate therapist and Mindfulness trainer, I led the Mindfulness program in a West London NHS trust and helped create new therapeutic programs.
In my latest position in the NHS I was a clinical lead and head of service of approximately 80 therapists.
I am currently a PhD candidate in the field of Mindfulness, neuroscience and Psychology.
My passion has always remained in helping the individual and progressing our understanding of the human mind and finding the best individual and idiosyncratic way to live and function fully in our modern demanding way of life.
I am inspired by and follow the ideas underlying the Latin concept of ‘Panta Rei – ‘everything flows’ – the philosophy highlighting the benefits of ‘cognitive flexibility’ and flow; hence helping with periods of ‘stuckness’ and increasing our ability to respond to challenges with greater flexibility and ease.
Charterd Counselling Psychologist - BPS – British Psychological Society.
Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC – Health care professional Council UK
Registered CBT therapist – BABCP – British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Practitioners
Member of the Royal Society of Medicine, UK