I completed my BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology at the University of Liverpool in 2007 and went on to complete my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2016 at the University of Glasgow. I have also undertaken additional training programmes, including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT); and Schema Therapy. I often will draw upon Compassion Focus Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approaches in my clinical practice. I have around 13 years experience working within both private and public healthcare settings. During the last 10 years I have worked across three different NHS health boards, predominately in community mental health settings, providing assessment and both individual and group treatment working with mild to severe mental health difficulties.
My therapeutic stance prioritises creating a safe, collaborative environment to enable clients to reflect and make sense of factors that may influence their mental health. I will initially focus on a detailed psychological assessment and individualised formulation to understand how mental health difficulties have developed over time using relevant psychological theory. Following this I work with my clients to identify personally meaningful therapeutic goals and targeted treatment plans based upon evidence based psychological treatments.