My Approach

Counselling Psychology For you is my way of providing professional psychological support to adults who are struggling with their mental health as a consequence of physical illness. I believe that psychology offers a wealth of tools and insights that can really make a difference to those dealing with illness and its consequences.

As a psychologist, I also believe in the transformative power of human connection and collaboration. A warm and professional therapeutic approach can help you to find the courage to engage with life as it is now, which is key to living well. Connection. Collaboration. Change. Sounds simple, right? But therapy isn’t easy.

Here are some ideas about what you could expect from working with me: an exploration of your personal experience of illness, reflection on how illness has shaped how you see yourself and your life, conversations concerned with what thoughts and feelings show up when you are struggling, and deep consideration about what living well means to you now.

Empowerment is at the heart of my approach. Through our work together, my aim is to empower you to live well – to move towards what matters most to you by making choices that align with your values and aspirations.

Know that it’s okay to seek support when the road ahead feels uncertain. There are moments when we all reach a point where our usual strategies seem ineffective, and we yearn for fresh perspectives and insights. Think of me as a temporary guide, accompanying you until you feel empowered to resume the role of your own therapist.

Together, let’s move beyond feeling stuck, so that you can live well.

I look forward to our meeting, where we can begin this transformative work together.



I am a licensed Counselling Psychologist working in independent practice. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS). In the UK, these reflect the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise.

Supporting clients to develop strategies to mange their experience of illness is my specialism. I take great pride in my professional skill set that has supported people experiencing a wide range of illness, including post-COVID conditions, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and adenomyosis.

Having qualified as a counselling psychologist in 2013, I bring extensive experience gained from working at the Medical Institute for Neuropsychological Disorders (M.I.N.D.), St. George’s Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon. In my recent role as Senior Psychologist at HCA, a private hospital in London, my work focused on supporting patients undergoing stem cell transplantation. Additionally, my training at institutions like the Harley Street Clinic Cancer Centre and the Royal Free Hospital Fatigue Service in London equips me to provide you with the support you need.

My lived experience of illness taught me that illness can happen to anyone and its impact ripples out beyond the body, touching everyone and everything that matters to us. Unsurprisingly, experiencing acute or chronic illness can increase the likelihood of having or developing mental health concerns. A spectrum of mental health challenges can occur, including depression, anxiety, loneliness, grief, post-traumatic stress disorder, and insomnia, which my training has equipped me to assess and treat. It’s much more common that many realise. It’s why I established Counselling Psychology For You – to provide tailored and timely psychological support, precisely when you need it most. If you or a loved one could benefit from professional psychological support, I encourage you to book a discovery call today.

  • BA (Hons) in Applied Psychology
    University College, Cork, Ireland (1995)
  • MPhil in Applied Psychology
    University College, Cork, Ireland (1999)
  • Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
    City, University of London, UK (2013)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Neuropsychology
    University of Bristol, UK (2020)
  • Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC): Registered PYL34166
  • British Psychological Society (BPS): Chartered Status
I adhere to the Code of Ethics as outlined by the British Psychological Society, which aims to ensure that my practice is safe and professional. I am committed to evidence-based practice, which requires that I keep my skills updated and receive regular supervision of my practice.

How it Works

The first step is to schedule an appointment. You are welcome to email me directly to arrange this or you can use the scheduling calendar to book directly. If you would appreciate a brief telephone call in advance of committing to a session, I am happy to do so. Again, you are welcome to email me directly to arrange this or you can use the scheduling calendar to book it in by selecting Book Discovery Call.

Our initial assessment session of fifty minutes will aim to achieve an understanding of the problems that you have been facing and the impact that they are having on your daily life. We do this by talking together and if necessary, by filling out questionnaires. Assessment forms the foundation of your therapy plan (called a formulation), so it’s important that it is thorough. The plan is a co-creation, meaning that we collaborate on it together. Psychological science will guide our discussion.

The assessment session is also the moment when we determine if we should work together. The quality of the therapeutic relationship has been shown to be the most critical factor determining the success of therapy. I aim to offer a supportive and non-judgemental environment for my clients. This initial assessment process allows you to experience my way of working, so that you can make an informed decision about whether I am the right fit for you.

Therapy will then begin. Each session of 50 minutes will have a beginning (where we decide on which aspect of the plan to focus on and review “homework” from the previous session), middle (where we create a space for you to reflect, talk, explore and learn) and an ending (where we review the session and consider how you can apply what you have learned to your everyday life). in other words, this is not the type of therapy where you lie on the couch and talk. Rather, it is an active endeavour – there is on-going dialogue, feedback and planning for change. Together, we monitor your progress towards the goals that we have set.

The number of therapy sessions will depend on your particular concerns. I offer both long and short-term therapy, but we will agree the number of sessions in advance.

All my sessions are conducted online using Zoom. You will receive an email with instructions and a link to the session.

I invoice my clients after the session. There are two ways to pay – by Bank Transfer or SquareUp.com

I understand that life gets in the way of our best laid plans. So I’m relaxed about rescheduling your session: managing this is a straightforward process online. However, I respectfully ask that you give at least 24-hour notice for cancellations or rescheduling of the appointment so that the session can be offered to someone else. If you do not show up for the confirmed appointment or fail to cancel or reschedule your appointment 24 hours prior, then you will be charged for the session.

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Working time

  • Monday - Tuesday8 am - 4 pm
  • Thursday8 am - 4 pm
  • Friday 8 am - 1 pm