I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist based in London. I specialise in assessing and treating post-traumatic psychological difficulties; caused by domestic violence, rape and assault, medical trauma, road traffic accidents, war and torture and work-related trauma. I work as a senior psychotherapist in a NHS trauma service for those affected by the Grenfell Tower Fire.
I am a specialist practitioner of all the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) approved trauma-focused talking therapies: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). I am also a qualified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBCT and MBSR).
Over the last 15 years in the NHS, I have experienced all the aspects of psychological work as a clinician, supervisor and manager. I bring extensive experience, professionalism, passion and warmth to every person I meet. My unique approach offers tailor-made therapy that is nuanced, culturally-sensitive, multidisciplinary and grounded in evidence.
I believe that psychotherapy is a creative, organic, mutually fruitful, collaborative endeavour, one that demands patience, diligence and compassion for result.
I believe that individuals are dynamic and complex and so should the approach be to understand them. A single-minded, one-dimensional approach doesn’t often yield any lasting, authentic change. I believe any change we may wish for is accompanied by grey areas: tradeoffs, challenges, compromises and potential risks. It requires the strength of vulnerability.
My approach is aligned to these convictions. You can expect candid, straightforward and jargon-free talk when we work together. I don’t pretend to have all the answers – I don’t think any therapist does – but I can assure you that we can think better together.
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