I am a psychologist holding a Masters Degree in Developmental Psychology, Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), counselling and groupwork and, an Honours Degree in Psychology. I have undertaken extensive training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), CBT and, Couples Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CCBT). I adopt an integrated therapeutic approach with clients at the practice. I also work with young people and children who are referred to the practice.
I have treated individuals in clinical, private, community and social settings. I use a collaborative approach and have experience working with issues such as Panic Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Agoraphobia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Pain Management, Relationship Problems, Sleep Disturbances, Abuse, Poor Self Esteem, Social Phobia, Specific Phobias, Anger Management, Eating Disorders, Greif, Addictions, Personality Disorders, Self Harm, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Worrying, Assertiveness Skills and Social Skills Training.
My role is to facilitate positive change and to utilise your core skills to create new choices and to facilitate changes with unhelpful thoughts, emotions and behaviours. I provide a non-judgemental, confidential and trusting space for you to talk, and be heard where you can explore issues of distress.
We will work together to resolve these issues. I will support you to find ways to express and understand your thoughts, emotions and behaviours and to recognise that positive change is possible in times of difficulties.
I have experience running weight management intervention groups designed to focus on the individual's relationship with food and examine how this affects their wellbeing and weight maintenance.
I have experience of working within Learning Disability Services with Tayside NHS and have expertise in autism, mild and moderate learning disabilities and challenging behaviours. I am trained in the assessment of autism and learning disability. Having worked in an NHS Clinical setting as an Assistant Clinical Psychologist, I have considerable experience of the tools required to complete assessment reports.
I also have many years experience of working with young people and adults with varying mental health, alcohol and drug issues as well as experience of the effects of chaotic lifestyles, such as homelessness.
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