I will contact you via phone or email to gather brief information about your current experiences and answer any questions you may have. If we both agree it would be helpful I will invite you to attend an assessment session so I can develop a better understanding of your problems. Towards the end of the assessment session I will provide recommendations for work I think would be beneficial based on the information you have given me. Going forward I will work with you to manage the challenges you are experiencing.
I recognise that when you come to see me it will have been after some careful thought and understandably for many people they feel anxious talking about their personal lives to someone they don’t know. I will aim to put you at ease by providing an empathic, independent, non-judgemental space to talk about your problems.
Once I have a better understanding of the challenges you are facing, we will spend time working together to understand how you have come to this point in your life and how you could manage things in a way that works better for you. Coming to see me will provide you with the space to think about making changes and give you individualised support to carry out any changes when you feel ready.
Talking therapy with a Clinical Psychologist offers you a space to express how you are feeling with an independent person, who uses their training and expertise to support you to manage the challenges you are facing. My training and professional experience allows me to develop interventions that are tailored to you and what you are experiencing.
What to expect when you contact me
What difficulties do I work with?
Why choose a Clinical Psychologist?
I have experience working with a spectrum of life challenges, from people who are finding it challenging to manage day-to-day life to those who have more ongoing difficulties. I have experience working with individuals, couples, families, parents, carers and teams. Some of the mental health difficulties I work with are as follows:
· Low self-esteem
· Low mood
· Relationship difficulties
· Brain injury
· Bipolar disorder
· Personality disorders
· Sexual abuse
· People with criminal histories and mental health challenges