Assessment and Therapy
Psychological assessment and therapy of adults (18+) on issues including:
(please note that whilst only able to offer on-line therapy, I am only working with individuals. When face-face is able to resume, I will again be able to offer support to couples/dyads).
The psychological impacts of chronic and acute physical health difficulties on those experiencing the difficulties directly, and those around them
Expectations and preparations for surgery
Challenges for people in caregiving roles
Anxieties, panic, stress, and phobias
Grief, bereavement and loss
Depression and low moods, low self-esteem and low-confidence
Relationship difficulties including conflict, distance, social difficulties etc
Antenatal, Perinatal and Postnatal issues
Trauma and PTSD
Anger and irritability
Work related stress, difficulties and burnout
Body image difficulties following illness and related surgery
Trauma related to physical health diagnoses and treatment
Trauma related to attacks (dog bites, terrorist attacks, violence from others)
Work place supports and training
I have many years of experience of leading a staff counselling and welfare service within the NHS supporting staff with difficulties including anxiety, phobias, depression, loss, bereavement, suicidal ideation, stress, bullying, working with conflict, experiences of prejudice and trauma.
I have supported and coached individual and staff groups of all levels of seniority, offering critical incident support, reflective practice and consultancy. This and a previous career as a business consultant in the finance sector, have developed in me a keen appreciation of how this area of our life can be either vitalising or demoralising. I know for myself and have seen for others that a space to reflect on the options we have within or outside the work we are doing can be valuable in revitalising our lived experience.
I enjoy and am experienced and skilled in developing and facilitiating training and workshops for staff groups, and undergraduate and doctoral degree programmes.
I am an experienced Clinical Supervisor, another area of the work that I value and enjoy, and have supervised trainee, qualified and senior Psychologists and specialist Counsellors, both individually and in groups.