Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist



Even if you have experienced psychological problems for a long time you do not have to suffer from them for the rest of your life. Full recovery from psychological problems is possible and is often much easier than you think. Problems such as panic attacks, phobias and anxiety can be successfully treated within a relatively short space of time. It is all about knowing how. With modern psychological approaches and treatment techniques long-term therapy is no longer required to successfully overcome various problems.
The most common issues I can help you with include:

I can also help you if you want to increase knowledge about yourself, improve in the area of personal achievement and learn how to manage stressful situations and emotional difficulties of everyday life such as distress, inappropriate anger, excessive feelings of guilt, shame, grief or jealousy, rejection, isolation, procrastination and maximisation of individual performance and effectiveness.
I offer professional, confidential treatment and my ultimate goal is to help you to become independent. I will be assisting you to overcome your problems and become confident in your ability to become your own therapist for as long as you need to.

Why choose to work with me?

I have been professionally trained in all major psychological treatment methods, and use new treatment approaches that work with the rational and the creative mind. Working with the approaches that are the most effective and provide the fastest results, including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), clinical hypnotherapy and energy psychology (EP), I find the treatment that works best for you.
With extensive experience in assessment and treatment of clients based on different approaches and treatment techniques, I can plan individually tailored therapeutic interventions that are client-oriented, not technique-oriented; I choose treatment methods which are the most appropriate for you within the context of therapy.
In my practice I use various techniques including those that work directly with your emotions that do not require you to believe that they will work. However, if you want to create something new in your life, you will have to create new beliefs, and I will show you how to do that. During therapy I will explain how your brain works and show you how to use it to your advantage. I will explain the role of emotions in your life and how to work with them to make you feel that you are in charge of them and not a victim.
Please contact me if you are unsure and want to confirm whether I could help you.

What is a psychological assessment?

A psychological assessment is a process in which a psychologist gathers information using a combination of different techniques, including observation, interviews and psychological testing, to arrive at an hypothesis about a person and their functioning, personality and capabilities.
There can be a number of reasons for conducting a psychological assessment, for example, to offer psychological treatment, to help obtain compensation for a personal injury following an accident, or to provide a personality and capabilities assessment that will help in choosing a profession. It can also be undertaken to offer an IQ assessment.
If an assessment is conducted for therapeutic purposes, I will gather information about you and your problems to plan therapeutic interventions for you.

What can you expect during an assessment?

During the assessment I will listen to you while you tell me about the problems and issues that are bothering you. I will carry out a psychometric assessment if necessary. You can also request a heart rate variability assessment.
After obtaining the necessary information, I will explain to you how I will be able to help you, which will include providing an explanation of various treatment approaches that would be best suited for your needs. We will set up goals you would like to achieve by the end of the treatment.
At this stage, all you need is the willingness to change and a commitment to work towards achieving your goals.

Medico-legal services

A psychological medico-legal assessment is conducted in order to provide a psychological report that could be used in court, for example in order to obtain compensation for psychological damage caused by a traumatic event. The psychological assessment may be required to provide a diagnosis, establish a link between the trauma and physical injuries and the client’s psychological condition, and provide a prognosis in relation to recovery, including any recommendation of treatment.
I specialise in providing assessments on anxiety-related disorders, including post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and acute stress disorder, panic attacks, and phobias; depression; adjustment disorders, and chronic pain.
Between 90% and 95% of clients that have been referred to me for a medico-legal assessment have suffered from PTSD, depression and chronic pain.
For more information please visit the For Lawyers and Insurance Agencies section of this site.