About Me


I have supported Adults with difficulties including:

  • Anxiety (OCD, Panic, Phobias, Excessive Worries, Stress, Perfectionism)
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Depression
  • Relationship Problems
  • Health Related Difficulties
  • Trauma
  • Bereavement
  • Antenatal Anxiety and Depression/ Adjustment to parenthood 
  • Adjustment to Menopause


I also work with children and young people with:

  • Anxiety (OCD, Panic, Phobias, Excessive Worries, Stress, Perfectionism)
  • Depression
  • Problems Regulating Emotions 
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Grief and Loss


I do not see young people with suicidal ideation, self harm or eating disorders as these difficulties are better supported by a team of professionals working together due to the level of risk for the young person.


I am trained in a range of therapies which have shown to be successful in treating mood related difficulties, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness


This means that I will create a treatment plan for you that may combine a number of therapeutic approaches tailored to your specific needs, allowing you to get the help you need quicker. My extensive training and experience allows me to tailor the evidence base to your needs rather than only giving you one specific type of therapy which may not be helpful for you.

I tend to offer a short number of sessions depending on your needs, typically 6-8 although this can be less or more if needed. We will establish therapy goals and I will help you learn the skills you need to reach your goals. In this way I aim to teach you to be your own therapist, using skills long beyond our time working together. You can always arrange a top up refresher session in the future if needed.

I am approachable, supportive and compassionate. I will provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space to explore your difficulties. The part of my job that I love the most is when we look back and review progress made over the course of therapy. It is really rewarding to see that the hard work that we have both put in has made a difference.

 

I am registered with the Health Care Professionals Council as a Practising Psychologist. 


Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Glasgow-2015
  • Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD), University of Aberdeen-2011 (investigating resilience and vulnerability in Menopause)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc Honours) in Psychology, University of Aberdeen- 2007