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Being a human is hard. Every single one of us, for one reason or another, find ourselves stuck with difficult thoughts and feelings. I believe that the problem is not feeling uncomfortable (i.e. depressed/anxious/angry), but how we approach those uncomfortable feelings and what we do in their presence.
 
I am a psychologist with an MSc in health psychology, which equipped me with the expertise to analyze human behaviours from a biopsychosocial perspective.I have spent years training and developing my skills in both academic and healthcare settings.I embrace diversity in ethnicity, physical ability and sexual identity in a warm and non-judgemental space.
 

Psychotherapy is a process of opening up about your experiences in order to increase your awareness of emotional conflicts that may keep you stuck in unwanted behaviour patterns. My approach is broadly defined as “Third Wave Behavioural Therapy”, specifically Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). This means that wefocus on helping you identify your personal values and change your behaviours to move towards the person you wish to be, whilst changing your relationship with unhelpful thoughts or feelings. This includes mindfulness, which means fully experiencing your difficult thoughts and feelings, here and now, and confronting psychological conflicts which you may have previously been avoiding. As one of the main goals of the therapy process is behaviour change, I use an experiential approach and provide some tools for you to be use outside the therapy room.

I work with range of issues but my main specialties are in body image disturbance, eating disorders, depression, chronic pain, sleep problems, health behaviour change, grief and loss. I am dedicated to help people live healthier and meaningful lives using evidence-based behavioural approaches.

I work with adults and young people in clinical settings, I am also the National Editor of European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) blog. I am a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS) and British Psychological Society (BPS) and my work is regulated by its laws and regulations.

I know that choosing the right therapist can be daunting, and for this reason, I offer free initial phone consultation. Please email me to arrange your initial consultation to discuss how we can work together.

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