My Clinical Background
I have been qualified as a Doctor in Clinical Psychology since 1999 and I have worked with N.H.S patients, both clinically and in Research, in various N.H.S settings since 1992. My clinical experience includes having worked in acute, admissions wards; Community Mental Health Teams (C.M.H.T’s); and Psychiatric Rehab Units for people with enduring and complex mental health difficulties. I have had many years of experience treating patients with various psychological difficulties, doing both individual, face-to-face work and also running groups. In more recent years I held a more senior, management role, running a Psychological Therapies service in a small hospital and liaising with a number of different professionals and agencies. My private practice has been running alongside my N.H.S work for over 10 years.
Clinical Problems Covered
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Aspergers Spectrum Disorder (A.S.D)
Gender Identity Dysphoria
Binge Eating Disorder (B.E.D)
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (B.D.D)
Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (E.U.P.D) and Self – Harm
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (C.F.S) (M.E)
Depressive Disorders and low Self-Esteem
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (O.C.D)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (P.T.S.D)
Relationship and Sexual Problems
Psychosis and Schizophrenia
Historically, whenever I have worked with N.H.S patients my therapeutic work has always been clearly evidence based, drawing on the N.I.C.E guidelines. The Services I have worked for have always been routinely inspected by the Care Quality Commission (C.Q.C), the government body that regulates all Services that treat NHS patients; and these Services have also, always been accountable to the local Clinical Commissioning Groups (C.C.G’s).
As an individual Health Professional I am regulated by the Health Care Professions Council (H.C.P.C) and the British Psychological Society (B.P.S). I receive regular supervision for my work by a Consultant Psychotherapist who works for South London and Maudsley (SL.A.M) NHS Trust. This is a professional code of conduct I maintain because I believe in demonstrating excellent, clinical standards as part of my practice.