Working as a psychologist has allowed me to help many adults, adolescents and couples deal with challenges and difficult periods in life which affect physical, mental and emotional health. I qualified as a counselling psychologist from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Initially I worked with secondary school and university students, before joining the Health Service Executive (HSE) helping young people addicted to drugs and also adult survivors of childhood trauma. After this I worked for over six years for the NHS in London treating adults with various mental health difficulties. I now work solely in my own private practice, with an excellent external team of psychiatrists, GP’s and other medical professionals. This allows me to care for my patients with access to some of the top medical professionals in London. I can therefore confidently offer a level of care that is both compassionate and competent, keeping the patient’s well-being as the sole focus at all times.
I consult and comment on psychological matters for magazines and also on radio and television. My work with my clients is collaborative and I believe in treating every patient as an individual. I treat adults and also adolescents (age 13 and above with parental consent).
Some of the psychological approaches I use in my client work include:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
- Interpersonal Therapy for Adolescents (IPT-A)
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Person Centred Therapy
I am affiliated with the following governing organisations and work by their code of practice and ethics:
- Chartered Psychologist – BPS (British Psychological Society)
- Associate Fellow – BPS.
- Registered Counselling Psychologist – HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)