Coming to therapy may feel daunting. However, clients tend to find that they feel comfortable in sessions once there, and that they are glad that they sought help. I strive to make the process as straightforward and supportive as possible, and clients should feel respected and listened to at all times.
The first few sessions involve me asking relevant questions to understand what has been happening which has led the client to seek help. Together, we develop a shared understanding of their difficulties and concerns. We also develop a tailored treatment plan which we discuss and agree on before treatment begins.
My approach is based on the belief that every person is doing the best that they can with the emotional and practical resources they have. Often people have found novel and ingenious ways of coping with problems, but these solutions may not be working as well as they have in the past. I work in collaboration with the client to build resources and resilience which will allow them to make positive changes in their life.
Psychology is a science, and we are learning more about which treatments are effective all the time. As a Clinical Psychologist, it is important that I keep up to date with the latest research, and use this in my practice to ensure that clients are treated ethically, effectively, and efficiently. As such, I utilise evidence-based treatments which are tailored to the needs of the client as an individual to help them to achieve the best outcome possible. I am trained in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), eye movement, desensitisation, and reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness, and prolonged exposure, to help clients to better cope with difficult thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. These therapies are scientifically tested and supported, and can help clients to address specific mental health disorders, as well as develop skills in relaxation, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, stress management, interpersonal conflicts, and problem-solving skills.
I am able to assist with therapy to address a range of conditions and disorders, including depression, stress, anxiety, anorexia and bulimia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, parenting difficulties, and managing difficult emotions which may arise from life challenges such as work stress, or moving to a new country.
I received a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours from the University of Tasmania, Australia, and a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. I am registered with the Danish Supervisory Board of Psychological Practice, and the Health and Care Professions Council in the United Kingdom.
I look forward to meeting you, and helping you to live your best life.