People often come to see me when they are feeling that their experience of parenting is not what they had hoped for. Maybe you have concerns about your birth experience or fears about an upcoming birth. You may have worries about your relationship with your baby, child or partner. You might value a space to process difficulties with fertility or expanding your family. You may be interested in having a space to think about your experiences of being parented yourself.
What is psychological therapy?
Psychological therapy (sometimes called ‘talking therapy’) can support you and your family to deal with and understand a range of difficulties. There are lots of different kinds of therapy, and every therapist is different.
I work as a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the UK Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen (NIP). My training is in Clinical Psychology. Clinical Psychologists are trained to doctorate level by the UK National Health Service (NHS) and are skilled at working across the lifespan with children, adolescents, adults and people with learning disabilities. I provide psychological assessment and treatment to English speakers in the Netherlands.
How I work
I highly value collaboration and I work to adapt therapy towards your unique needs. I decide on the best suited treatment approach jointly with you, using evidence based models of psychological theory including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic Family Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness based cognitive therapy.
In my NHS practice I have provided therapy for children, young people and their families adjusting to a physical health condition. I also provide support, consultation and training to medical teams and schools.
I have represented my profession as a committee member of the Division of Clinical Psychology (London branch). I am passionate about increasing the reach of psychological ideas to outside of the therapy room, and I have played an active role in contributing to policy and guidance, writing articles and presenting at conferences.
Therapy for children
If it is your child that is struggling, it is most common for me to work with parents alone. Research, and my experience, suggest that the biggest, most sustainable change for a child comes by offering psychological services to their parents. This may not be what you had expected, so I am happy to talk further about this if you’d like.
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), Royal Holloway University of London
- BSc (1st Class Hons) Psychology, University of Leeds
- Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen - NIP
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) - Registration Number PYL34743
- The British Psychological Society
- Division of Clinical Psychology
- The Paediatric Psychology Network UK