I am a professional and caring Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years’ experience working with children, young people and families, in addition to working with individual adults and couples.
My process is simple: I am committed to first understanding the difficulties you are experiencing and to then work together with you to identify goals and then the most appropriate way to reach your goals. The key to successful therapy is a comfortable and trusting relationship so during an initial assessment session you are able get a feel of how it would be to work together, and I can gain a more in-depth understanding of the difficulties you are experiencing.
I realise that the decision to embark on therapy is not taken lightly, so I work alongside you to ensure that we structure your therapy in a way that best suits you. Clinical Psychology training equips practitioners to work from a range of approaches – this means that I am able to advise and guide you in which approach will most suit you and your goals, as well as which approach is most well evidenced for the difficulties you are experiencing. I would draw on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), systemic approaches and more longer-term approaches to ascertain which of these would be most appropriate. I am also interested in using techniques from more recent approaches to therapy such as Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Prior to establishing Oxford Clinical Psychology, I worked as a clinical psychologist in the NHS, private sector organisations and charitable organisations for many years and I also supervise fellow psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists.