I have worked with children and adolescents with a variety of medical conditions, both chronic and life-threatening for over 15 years and I am specifically interested in working with those who have diabetes. This work includes carrying out involves providing highly specialist psychological assessment, formulation and interventions to children and adolescents with a chronic illness, as well as other family members including siblings, and parents/carers.
Interventions are aimed at addressing psychological issues related to having a chronic medical condition, such as adjustment to diagnosis, adherence to treatment, behavioural difficulties, needle phobias, and emotional difficulties, including depression, anxiety and anger management.
Other areas where I can offer support include low self-esteem, body image, bullying, family difficulties, difficulties with feeding and sleeping.
NHS & Academic Posts
Paediatric Clinical Psychologist, Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children, Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust.
I am trained in cognitive behaviour therapy, behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and compassion focussed therapy.