Curriculum Vitae

My work with you

Therapy is never something that I do to you, it is a collaboration we engage in together. We aim to combine your expertise about your life and experiences with my professional expertise to lead us to finding alternative ways of thinking and feeling that help you achieve your therapy goals. My aim in working together with you is to create a shared understanding of your life story and from this an understanding of where your difficulties may have begun. We will work together to set goals for your therapy experience and we will agree how and when we will review these goals.

I work with an integrative approach to therapy, being trained in several different models of thinking and working. These include cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), psychodynamic therapy, narrative therapy and mindfulness techniques amongst others. We may use one approach only, should this suit you best, or we may combine several approaches to tailor therapy to your particular needs. I will be open and honest about what we can do and also about what I don’t think will help.

During the lengthy and intense process of becoming a Doctor in Clinical Psychology I have been fortunate to work with many people who have sought professional help for a range of problems. I am always enriched by the experiences of people I work with and am privileged to walk their path with them however short a time that may be.

I therefore look forward to our first meeting.

About me

I was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK, and have lived for most of my life either in Newcastle or in London. Most recently I lived and worked in South West London before moving to Munich. I am married and have a young son, so have to balance work and home life carefully and understand the pressures of doing both. I am registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC, http://www.hcpc-uk.org), which regulates psychological practice of UK trained psychologists and am also a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS, https://www.bps.org.uk). Here in Germany, I qualify for treating clients as a „Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie“.

My range of expertise

I offer psychological therapy for the following:
  • Depression
  • Burnout
  • Stress
  • Anxiety/Panic attacks
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Sleeping problems
  • Relationship problems
  • Adjustment to significant life events
  • Adjustment difficulties to recently diagnosed health problems  including  dementia, multiple sclerosis (MS), motor neurone disease (MND), stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), Parkinsons disease (PD)
  • Neuropsychology assessment (standardised assessment and report)
  • Neurorehabilitation for a range of neurological conditions and cognitive problems (e.g. memory. attention etc)

My career so far

2000 – 2006 BSc (Hons) Psychology, The Open University, UK.
2007 – 2008 Volunteer befriender NHS challenging behaviours service, Newcastle, UK.
2008 – 2009 Master of Research Psychology with Commendation, Northumbria University, UK.
2010 – 2013 Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology, University of Surrey, UK.
2010 – 2013 Training placements undertaken in adult mental health, child mental health, learning disability service, older adult mental health and neurorehabilitation and assessment.
2013 – 2015 Clinical Psychologist in Bracknell Older Adult CMHT and Bracknell Memory Service, Berkshire, UK.
2014 Presented Doctoral thesis on male help seeking behaviour at inaugural Male Psychology Conference, UCL, London, UK.
2015 Clinical Psychologist, St George’s Hospital, London, UK.
2017 – 2019 Post Graduate Diploma with Merit in Clinical Neuropsychology, Bristol University, UK.
2017 Second author on published paper investigating recovery from a basal encephalocele.
2017 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) workshop with Dr Joe Oliver.
2018 Relocated to Munich. Continue to provide consultancy and occasional sessional work to St George’s Neuropsychology department.