We are highly qualified and experienced professionals
registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS), the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) and regulated by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
We are skilled in using the best evidence based approach to help you. We will help you understand your own thoughts, feelings, and behaviour (formulation). From here, we will use the best scientific techniques to help you decide how you want your life to be and how to manage your thoughts feelings and behaviour to help you get there.
What sets us apart from many others is our use of formulation. To do this well we have to know about a vast range of thinking, feeling and behaviour patterns and how they affect psychological wellbeing.
Here is our team:
A Consultant Clinical Psychologist, I have discovered over many years that we can change our lives by changing how we deal with our minds. With more than 30 years experience in the UK NHS and in private practice I bring experience and enthusiasm to my work.
I am a Consultant Counselling Psychologist with a wide experience of working and leading services in the NHS and privately. I supervise and teach other professionals as well as providing therapy personally.
I have a relaxed, non-confrontational style and an ability to listen deeply to my clients. On the other hand, I am also disciplined and structured with a clear focus on the outcomes required. My ‘previous life’ as an engineer helps me to understand and empathise with the nature of life and its pressures outside of the world of psychology.
I am a warm, insightful person, with over 12 years of experience working as a psychologist in various settings. An accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy practitioner, I specialise in helping to manage emotions. Doing this helps us cope with challenging events and adverse life experiences. It also helps achieve happier and more stable interpersonal relationships.
People say that I’m very easy to work with; I’m down to earth and practical (I call a spade a spade) but I’m also warm and supportive. I’ve been a clinical psychologist since qualifying in 1987. My roots are firmly in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT); I trained in Oxford at the time when CBT was being developed and I was fortunate enough to be supervised by Aaron Beck, widely acknowledged as the founder of this approach. CBT has developed since that time and I regularly undertake training and supervision to broaden my skills. I include approaches such as mindfulness and other elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help people with a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties.
As well as working with individual clients as a clinical psychologist, I also work with organisations worldwide, coaching and training business leaders and their teams to lead and perform better (thereby achieving their business objectives).I am passionate about health and wellbeing at work, and I am conducting research with several organisations, looking at how increased work pressure can lead to bullying, sickness and absence.
Following the 2016 German Wings tragedy, I am also developing training resources for a number of airlines, to increase awareness of mental health problems amongst pilots. As part of this I am involved in training pilots to offer peer support to their colleagues. I am a chartered clinical psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological society, and I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.