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I am an expert in helping people with various psychological difficulties including eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), depression and anxiety. I work with different age groups and see adults, adolescents and children. My experience has been in both the NHS and private sector in a range of settings including specialist eating disorder services for children and adults, GP surgeries and drug and alcohol units. I am the Lead Therapist for Eating Disorders at Nightingale Hospital. In this role, I oversee the therapy programme for the Eating Disorders Unit and sees inpatients, day patients and outpatients for individual and group therapy. I am passionate about helping people who are experiencing mental distress and work collaboratively to empower people to achieve their individual goals. As part of my role, I regularly present to other health professionals about the complexities of treating people with eating disorders and related conditions. I run a friends and family support group for the Eating Disorders Unit at Nightingale Hospital. In this group, I give presentations on relevant topics including ‘how to communicate well with your loved one,’ ‘dealing with difficult behaviours,’ and ‘moving towards recovery.’ The group is a space where attendees can share their experiences, successes, and problems. Prior to training in Counselling Psychology, I was a secondary school English teacher. My training and experience as a teacher has been invaluable in my therapeutic work with patients, enabling me to work creatively with young people and adults. I am media trained and have been quoted in many magazines and newspapers. I  have also appeared on live television.  

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  • Psychologist
  • Eating Disorders, Body Dysmorphic Disorder
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