Counselling Psychologist, HCPC registered and BPS chartered 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, BABCP accredited

Certificate in Practitioner Skills for Obesity Management, National Centre for Eating Disorders 

When facing a significant life change, a crisis or a challenge, getting the right kind of support can make all the difference. Whether it's an ongoing problem or something you've never confronted before, figuring out what kind of help is suited to you can feel daunting. But don't be put off; change can happen. Your personal solution begins the moment you start to consider a change, and finding an approach to fit you is the first step along the way.

I offer an individual, tailored approach based on your personal needs and goals.

  • Psychotherapy services for individuals and couples
  • Supervision for therapists and trainees
  • Short-term or regular sessions focused on performance for athletes, performance artists and business executives
  • Specific therapeutic approaches for weight loss and body image


I am a Counselling Psychologist and I work primarily from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach. My practice is located in Colchester, Essex and I also see clients from Nightingale Hospital, Marylebone, London.

I hope that this website can offer an introduction to the kinds of support I offer and aid you on your way to figuring out what is right for you. Thank you for visiting.







About Counselling Psychology

Counselling Psychology is a branch of psychology that strives to make sense of human experience from the perspective of the individual. In practice as a Counselling Psychologist, I draw on a number of psychotherapeutic approaches according what would best suit the client and their current concern. I draw heavily on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach. 


About Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT, is an approach that can help with a range of issues people commonly experience.  It is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) as a treatment for depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma and wide range of other psychological disorders. 

It is also a flexible approach that can suit many other goals, such as improving self-esteem, becoming more assertive, managing stress and increasing the quality of your relationships.  It provides a useful structure that encourages collaboration and aims to assist the user to be their own expert, offering benefits beyond the short-term.

It is what is called an 'evidence based' therapy, which means that research has indicated it can work with the problems it aims to address.  It is specific, targeted and goal focused but also flexible enough to take individual needs and styles into account.

Even if you have tried CBT before, advancements and integrations in the field are offering exciting new developments to the approach that can provide hope and change to a greater range of clients.  Compassionate-mind CBT, schema therapy and mindfulness-based approaches in CBT are just a few examples of the ways CBT is changing with current demands and research into what provides effective change.

About me

My background is that I relocated to the UK from America in 1999.  I trained as a Counselling Psychologist at London Metropolitan University.  I hold experience in private and public sector settings, including the National Health Service, HM Prison Service and in private practice.  In addition to private practice, I work as a Counselling Psychologist for individuals and groups at Nightingale Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital in central London.