dr.nf

About me

I'm a chartered counselling psychologist and integrative psychotherapist registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS), Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Having worked within the NHS and charitable organisations I now work with individuals and couples from my practice in Maidstone, Kent.

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Training

I firmly believe in the importance of continued personal development. As part of this belief, I regularly attend workshops to develop my understanding and practice. In addition to holding a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy, I also hold a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology and have completed training's in Person-Centred counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). 

I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Counselling Psychology and adhere to the ethical guidelines set out by the HCPC, UKCP and BPS.

 
 
 

Please contact me for further help and information.

Experience

 
 

Prior to training as a Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist, I first studied Fine Art before returning to complete a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology. In addition to training as a Counselling Psychologist and Integrative Psychotherapist, I have also trained in Person-Centred and Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) approaches.

Throughout my career I have also worked in both primary and secondary mental health services in the NHS and charitable organisations as well as within specialist weight loss surgery services. Alongside working in private practice I also work as a visiting lecturer in counselling psychology as well as within a private hospital in Kent where I provide psychological support for individuals experiencing either mental health difficulties, managing major life transitions following diagnosis, surgery and/or other health-related difficulties.

Throughout my career I have become interested in how physical change affects how people feel about themselves. Whether it be a physical part of yourself that you don’t like or a physical change brought about by illness or surgery (e.g. mastectomy, pregnancy, ageing, weight loss etc.) I work with individuals to overcome the limits and challenges that prevent them from living their lives fully and authentically.

Adopting a holistic view of the person allows me to help them explore and understand how they feel in their bodies, what impact changes to their physical functioning have had and what roles food and appearance play so to enable them to experience a more authentic relationship with their body.