The Sanctuary Exeter 58 Rivermead Road, St. Leonard'S, Exeter, Devon, UK
Public Health and General Preventive Medicine
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Anxiety or Bipolar Disorder
Infections (acute and chronic low-grade such as Lyme - Candidiasis etc.)
Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
Migraines and Headaches
I am a qualified clinical psychologist & AFMCP graduate. I utilise my many years of experience to offer clients a safe space to discuss their background & lifestyle in depth, in order that I fully understand their current issues, challenges & goals. Clients find it helpful to tell their complete story & have an opportunity to ask questions / make decisions about the possibility of further work. I offer a confidential, compassionate, non-judgmental space to explore the issues that led them to seek support & make recommendations for intervention. For example, I may suggest functional medicine work, longer term exploratory therapy, or focused trauma work. I provide a space of safety, respect & optimism for the real possibility of change.
Graduate School Education
Diploma in Psychological Studies (2002), Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (2007), Applied Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice Graduate (2018), Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) (2019) Aromatherapist in training (current)
The Health and Care Professions Council, The British Psychological Society, Institute of Functional Medicine, EMDR International Association (2019), School of Natural Health Sciences
What Patients Can Expect
My commitment is to provide clients with the appropriate information & advice to maximise their chances of success. Although I use a range of therapeutic models & theories to inform my work, I mainly utilise systemic & functional health principles, underpinned by humanistic values. At the heart of my work is a deep respect for people & their ability to ‘re-author’ their personal stories in a way that is useful & meaningful to them – my aim is empower clients to explore their personal experiences of mental and/or physical ill-health, whilst providing space within which arising feelings & emotions can be contained. Ultimately, I endeavor to meet the client 'where they are at' in order to make realistic & achievable changes that last.