British Psychological Society Membership No 077725
Health Professional Council Registration No PYL21455
I am an experienced Counselling Psychologist providing a professional, confidential and effective therapy service in the Plymouth area. I work as a psychologist and therapist in Tavistock Therapy Centre. Trained initially in a psychodynamic approach, I am an EMDR therapist offering an individualised service for adults and young people experiencing psychological distress.
EMDR Therapy and Supervision
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. EMDR is a powerful psychological therapy that was developed by Dr Francine Shapiro, an American clinical psychologist, in the 1980s.
Since then a wealth of research has been conducted demonstrating its benefits in treating psychological trauma arising from experiences as diverse as violent conflict, natural disaster, physical assault, road traffic and workplace accidents and childhood sexual and/or physical abuse or neglect. EMDR is increasingly proving itself across the breadth of psychological disorders.
I have been practicing EMDR therapy since my initial training in 2000 and became an accredited Consultant in 2014. As well as using EMDR as a therapeutic approach, I offer supervision for individual practitioners and groups across the south west.
Medico Legal Work
In addition to the physical injuries that can result from a trauma, accident or assault, psychological conditions such as anxiety, depression or post traumatic stress symptoms can develop. These conditions can prevent an individual from working and have an impact on all areas of life.
I have over 8 years’ experience of providing assessments, reports, and therapy for Civil and Personal Injury cases.