I have experience in working with clients who present with depression, anxiety and relational difficulties. My main interest is in the psychological aspects and management of chronic and acute illness, such as, cardiology, diabetes (treatment compliance), pain, MS, fibromyalgia, dermatology, and women’s health. I also work withother physical health related issues including health anxiety and medically unexplained symptoms (MUS).
I have a special interest in psychological therapy for cancer. My approach to cancer therapy includes support with the impact of diagnosis and treatment, managing change in personal and work relationships, and body image. I provide support for family members with concerns about cancer, including bereavement in end of life care. In cases of remission, with a focus on improving quality of life, I help clients navigate through the adjustment process post treatment.
As an academic I have lectured on undergraduate and post-graduate Psychology programmes. I was also the Programme Leader for a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. My time in academia enabled me to fully understand the complex demands and responsibilities of demanding job roles and how complex job roles can lead to increased anxiety, stress, and depression. I offer support for clients who are experiencing work related difficulties, and with returning to work after a period of sick leave.