Professional Title: Psychotherapist
Professional membership & accreditation:
I am registered with United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapists (ACAT).
MBChB Liverpool University 1985
Diploma in Clinical Psychotherapy (merit) Kings College London 2001
Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education Hull University 2010
I trained as a doctor initially and began training as a psychotherapist in 1996. I worked in NHS mental health services, gaining a breadth of experience until 2010. I now work in medical education and as a private psychotherapist at Leeds Counselling and in Roundhay.
I work with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, loss and trauma. My particular expertise is where there is an interaction between physical and emotional problems.
I am a cognitive analytic (CAT) psychotherapist. CAT is an integrative therapy combining some structure which helps to keep a focus but also some flexibility enabling the work to be suited to each person’s unique style. There is a balance between working in the ‘here and now’, looking at the main stresses currently in a person’s life and taking a developmental perspective, trying to understand how a person has arrived at this place where they are in difficulty. CAT aims to understand and change recurring problematic patterns in our relationships with others and with ourselves.
Individual therapy for adults based on CAT. Therapy sessions are weekly and for 50 minutes. I generally see people for between 12 and 30 sessions.
Session times offered:
Monday evenings 5 pm, 6 pm and 7 pm at Northpoint Wellbeing. Other times maybe available at my Roundhay Practice – please see website for details.