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Qualifications and experience

I qualified as a Developmental Psychologist in 1984, and have practised as a Psychologist for over 30 years in the Netherlands and the UK.

Having moved to the UK in 2000, I have been working as a Clinical Psychologist both in Private Practice and in Adult Mental Health in the NHS. Currently I combine running my private practice with part-time employment in the NHS, where I work in a senior role as a Clinical Psychologist in Shepway and provide psychological services to adults with a wide range of mental health issues.

As a private practitioner, I work mainly with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT is an evidence-based therapy where client and therapist work collaboratively. I assist people to overcome a wide variety of problems, helping them to improve the quality of their lives and fulfil their full potential, both personally and professionally.

In the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) I use CBT and EMDR. I have also been trained in other therapies such as Person Centered Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focussed therapy, Mindfulness and Schema Therapy, which is a form of cognitive therapy for a wide spectrum of chronic and personality problems.

Other relevant activities include teaching and training professionals and students in CBT, offering supervision to clinicians and trainees, and providing assessment and support for people with Asperger’s Syndrome.

I am registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (www.bps.org.uk). When a psychologist is registered as a Chartered Psychologist, members of the general public can be confident that the therapist is properly qualified and experienced in the treatment of psychological problems, increases knowledge by Continuing Professional Development, and works within the ethical framework of the British Psychological Society. To learn more about the work of a clinical psychologist please follow the link About Clinical Psychology.

I am also registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), a regulator set up to protect the public. To do this, the HCP keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards for training, professional skills, behaviour and health (www.hcpc-uk.org.).

I am accredited as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) (www.babcp.com). Therapists achieve accreditation after a considerable amount of training and experience in treating psychological problems with CBT. They are required to undergo Continuing Professional Development and receive regular supervision in order to maintain accreditation.

Memberships: the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology, the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and the EMDR Association UK and Ireland (www.emdrassociation.org.uk).

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Referrals

If you would like to commence therapy you can contact me directly by phone or email. Referrals can also be made by GP’s, psychiatrists, Insurance Companies, solicitors and Providers of Professional Rehabilitation Case Management. If you have no health insurance or have not made arrangements with your employer or solicitor, the fee will be payable by yourself. Please enquire about current fees.

I am registered with major Private Medical Insurance Providers, including BUPA, AXA PPP, Benenden, Aviva and WPA. I carry professional indemnity and liability insurance.

I work with a network of professionals in Kent, which means that I am able to refer to a colleague in the case of a long wait, or if another specialist is appropriate in your specific circumstances. I also work with a Consultant Psychiatrist and a Clinical Psychologist who is specialised in working with children and adolescents.

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Consulting rooms

There is a public car park just behind the building that you can access via Old Dover Road or Dover Street. There is another car park at Rose Lane, opposite the Bus Station. Alternatively, it is a 5 minute walk from Canterbury East Station, 10 minutes from Canterbury West and 3 minutes from the Bus Station.

Lombard House is located on the dual carriageway near the Fire Station. It has disabled access.

I work in Lombard House on Wednesdays.

 

The surgery has a free car park and disabled access. A bus stop (nr 17 from Canterbury-Folkestone) is nearby.

I work in Lyminge on Friday mornings, but I currently have no availability in that locality.