Areas of Work and Specialism

Specialising in Child Health Psychology

I work with children, young people, adults and families to help improve adjustment to conditions and help people to manage their health difficulties. Health issues can have a massive impact on the quality of life of the individual and their whole family. I work directly with patients and work indirectly through liaising with medical teams and other professionals involved in the patients care and education.

I work 3 days a week in the NHS at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, where I have been working as a Senior Clinical Psychologist since June 2014, specialising in the Gastroenterology service.  I now chair the specialist interest group in gastroenterology for psychologists working across the UK in this area.

I have been building my private practice in Clinical Psychology since October 2015, helping children, young people, adults and parents with a variety of health, appearance, trauma and anxiety related conditions. I am based in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and run clinics on Mondays from 10am to 8pm, Tuesdays 5-8pm, Wednesdays 5-7pm and Friday 9am-12pm.

Treatment Approaches

I take an integrative approach to help tailor the therapy to the needs of the child, young person, adult and family. The main approaches are: Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Systemic family therapy, and Narrative therapy. I am also an EMDR therapist..

Free initial 15 minute telephone consultation

I offer a free initial 15 minute telephone call to discuss the help you are looking for and answer any questions you may have. If you then wish to proceed we can find a date and time for the initial assessment. Please select the contact me tab on this website to get in touch.

Areas of Expertise

  • I have a specialist interest in gastroenterology cases, PANS and PANDAS autoimmune cases, appearance related issues and urology.
  • Adjusting to conditions
  • Adherence to medication/ diet /lifestyle changes
  • Managing acute and chronic pain
  • Procedural anxiety/ needle phobia
  • Anxiety, panic attacks and social anxiety
  • Appearance related concerns
  • Self-esteem related concerns
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Toileting, constipation/ withholding, soiling/wetting
  • Rehabilitation following long-term illness
  • Anger management
  • Behavioural difficulties/ boundaries
  • Self-care, relaxation and self-compassion
  • School stress and health related difficulties in a school setting
  • Traumatic events
  • Tic management
  • Transitioning to adult services

Please note I am not an emergency service.

If you are concerned about your own or someone else’s wellbeing, then please contact your GP or go straight to your local Accident and Emergency Department.


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