As a clinical psychologist I see therapy as a process of connecting with my clients and together going on a therapeutic journey to understand their struggles, how they came about, and how to work through them. I approach therapy with a compassionate, honest, and non-judgemental approach and help you develop skills to make sustainable changes to reconnect with themselves, their relationships, and what is important for them in their life.
Today I work full time in the private sector I have extensive experience working with professionals in the City of London from Financial, Legal, and Consulting sectors who are struggling with problems related to organisational pressures, stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, and relationships.
Over the past five years Compassion Focussed Therapy is the core therapeutic model that I use in my individual therapy together with mindfulness based approaches and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I am passionate about communicating psychological concepts (particularly compassion and mindfulness) through my writing and the drawings that I create (see links as an example: https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/human-beings-being-human/202012/self-care-reminder-come-back-home-ourselves
I also provide consultation, and deliver supervision to clinical psychologists.
I deliver teaching, training, and workshops to mental health teams, students on psychology university courses, and corporate well-being workshops to leaders and staff teams in organisations. The training and workshops that I develop and offer are also grounded in Compassion Focussed Therapy principles.
Previous clinical background;
In the NHS I specialised in working in Early Intervention Services with people with psychosis and schizophrenia as well as supporting family members, friends, and carers in their caregiving roles. I chose to broaden my specialist focus to support mothers, fathers and carers with perinatal mental health problems such as postnatal anxiety, depression, loss of a child, and trauma during childbirth, and to help them develop strong bonds with their babies.
English and Maltese
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
HCPC Reg.: PYL32378
I have been offering CFT in individual therapy and also as part of training and workshops, to clients in the NHS and private sector for the past 5 years. I am currently supervised by Dr Mary Welford on a monthly basis. This is in addition to other supervision I get though this is based on therapeutic models other than CFT. Training attended: August 2020 Compassionate Mind Foundation CFT for Self-criticism (1 day) May 2019 Compassionate Mind Foundation Compassion Focussed self-care retreat for therapists (4 days) with Deborah Lee and Mary Welford Jan 2019 Compassionate Mind Foundation Compassionate Mind Approach to Perinatal Mental Health (1 day) June 2018 Compassionate Mind Foundation Advanced Clinical Skills in Compassion Focussed Therapy with Paul Gilbert (2 days) April 2016 King's College London 2-day conference and training in Compassion Focused Therapy for Psychosis