I am an English Clinical Psychologist, trained in the UK and living in Zug, Switzerland. My fascination with people, relationships and why we do what we do, started from a young age. I decided to study Psychology – initially graduating with a first-class bachelor of science (hons) degree in Psychology from Sussex University (UK) and then going on to attain a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of East Anglia (UK). This 7 year grounding in the profession was mind expanding and gave me a solid foundation of modern schools of thought, the application of evidenced based psychological therapies and research. Within this time I worked in a number of different hospitals, community teams and services, meeting people from all walks of life and helping them overcome their emotional difficulties. It made me realise the importance of treating each person as the unique individual they are.
Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist I have worked in a range of community and inpatient services with both children and adults (NHS – UK based). I have particular expertise in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders across the lifespan, having worked in Cambridge Adult Eating Disorder Service (NHS) and Surrey Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Service (NHS). Over the past 5 years I have been working with individuals on a private basis, offering psychological therapy to help with the full range of mental health difficulties as well as relationship difficulties and life crises.
In terms of my therapeutic training and approach, these include Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), systemic or family based therapy, compassion focused therapy and Mindfulness.
I am a chartered clinical psychologist registered with both the British Psychological Society (www.bps.org.uk) and the Health Professionals Council. The BPS offers a number of different grades of membership and a Chartered Psychologist reflects the highest standards of psychological knowledge and expertise. It is the gold standard, demonstrating a commitment to professional development and high ethical standards of practice, teaching and research.
I am accredited and registered with with Swiss National Psychology Board (Psychologieberufekommission in Bern).