Background

Following my doctoral training at Kings’ College London, I worked in the NHS and private practice for 2 years. I have worked in a number of specialist services in central London including the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, National OCD Service for children and adolescents, and the National Pain Management Centre. Since moving to New Zealand in 2012, I have worked for Waitemata DHB, The Cancer Society and also in private practice.

Qualifications

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London (2010)
BSc Applied Psychology, Cardiff University (2004)

Affiliations

I am registered to practice with the NZ Psychology Board.
I am a member of the NZ Psychology Society and the Institute of Health Psychology.

Clinical expertise

  • Anxiety and worry
  • Social anxiety
  • Panic attacks and phobias
  • Post-traumatic Stress
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Physical health conditions
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Drug and alcohol problems
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Body image issues
  • Relationship problems

Therapeutic approach

I primarily use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) with my clients. These approaches are evidence-based, and equip people with effective skills to manage difficult thoughts and feelings for life. I have additional training in Mindfulness and Self-compassion. My approach is collaborative, individualised and holistic in assisting people to improve their wellbeing and meet their goals.

Appointments and fees

I am available for appointments on Tuesdays. Fees are $185 per 50 minute session, and $270 per 90 minute couples session. I accept cash, cheque or bank transfer within 7 days of receipt of invoice. Cancellations require more than 24 hours’ notice otherwise there may be a fee to cover practice costs.

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