43a Quarry Hill Road. Tonbridge, TN9 2RS
I am a Chartered Psychologist and a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with a background in integrative counselling (BACP registered). I am also a level 3 trained EMDR therapist. This is an evidence-based and highly effective treatment for treating PTSD as well as other difficulties. I have over fifteen years of experience in the treatment of a wide range of complex psychological and personality problems, addictions, anxiety disorders (OCD, panic, social anxiety, phobias, health anxiety, generalised anxiety) eating disorders and depression. I have a special interest in trauma/complex trauma, addictions and in interpersonal, emotion regulation difficulties, as well as identity and self-esteem issues some/all of which are often present in those with a diagnosis of a personality disorder and ADHD/ADD.
I have also worked for many years within the NHS in primary and secondary care as well as forensic and acute settings. I also work with couples and teenagers (16+).
I offer an empathic, relaxed, caring and genuine relationship. My approach to therapy is solution-focused and I am keen to help you understand what keeps the problem going and how to make effective changes in order to stop unhelpful cycles. I offer a warm and containing space where we can explore and try to understand your difficulties and yourself better in a non-judgemental and curious way, working towards both (self) acceptance and action.
I am originally from Venezuela, so I’m able to deliver CBT in Spanish.
I also have an MSc in Evolutionary Psychology which helps in thinking about unhelpful behaviours by trying to understand the function they may have served, not only in our development but in our evolutionary ancestors.
I abide by the professional and ethical standards laid down by the HCPC, BABCP and BACP and I have full professional indemnity and a current DBS.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Grief / Bereavement
Social Anxiety / Phobia
Work Related Stress
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Compassion Focused Therapy
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
HCPC Clinical Supervision
Accepted Payment Methods
Professional / Legal Funding
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