I received my first degree in philosophy (MA) from the University of Cambridge in 1999 and then converted to psychology with an MSc Psychology from the University of Essex in 2001. After working in research for a few years I commenced a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London, qualifying as a clinical psychologist in 2008. I am registered with the Health & Care Professions Council and am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
I have worked as a clinical psychologist in a variety of NHS settings, from primary care to national specialist hospitals. I have assessed and treated people with a wide range of mental health difficulties, and also supported people suffering from physical ill health.
My particular areas of expertise are:
- Anxiety (including health anxiety, generalized anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety)
- Physical ill health (chronic pain and other long term conditions, including cases where no specific cause has been found)
- Relationship difficulties
- Low self-esteem
- Difficulties associated with Asperger’s Disorder (high functioning autism)