I have been receiving
clients privately since 2006, and worked in Child Protection for 8 years
in Montpellier. I offer counselling for adults and adolescents in English or in French.
Raised in London, I have lived in Montpellier for several years. I
trained as a clinical psychologist both in England and in France.
In my private practice, for most patients, my preferred approach is CBT (Cognitive
Behavioural Therapy), which focuses on identifying and resolving the
specific difficulties you are currently facing : depression, phobia,
anxiety, relationships, eating disorders, difficulties at school, in the
work place... The techniques adapt easily to a vast range of issues and
allow the client to become an active participant in the therapeutic
process. According to several validated studies, CBT offers a more rapid
success rate” than most other approaches.
For clients who have experienced trauma (single event ‘big T’ trauma or
multiple, repeated ‘small t’ traumas), I find that EMDR is a
particularly effective method. Trauma can have a lasting impact on our
ability to act positively or rationally in certain situations and the
emotional pain is not lessened with time. EMDR enables our brains to
integrate the painful experience more completely, freeing us to react in
a more adaptive way, unhampered by our extreme emotions.
I also draw on Systems Theory
(the study of relationships rather than individuals), Transactional
Analysis and Psychodynamic Theory.
are face-to-face and interactive. They are completely confidential. My
to provide the most appropriate support and tools for each individual
client so that, together, we can confront and find the best approach and
solutions depending on the client’s needs, personality and availability.
In my experience, the best rhythm is once / week or once / two weeks,
especially if the client is prepared to do work - mutually defined -
between meetings. If we have already worked together in the past, I
offer top up sessions as necessary.
EMDR Training. EMDR training programme, accredited by the EMDR
International Association (EMDRIA) and the EMDR-Europe Association (EMDR-E).
11/2016 et 9/2017
♦ FACULTÉ DE MEDECINE,
UNIVERSITE MONTPELLIER 1 - DU Perfectionnement aux Thérapies
Cognitivo-Comportementalistes (TCC). 2012-13
♦ FACULTÉ DE MEDECINE, UNIVERSITE MONTPELLIER 1 - DU Initiation aux Thérapies Cognitivo-Comportementalistes (TCC). 2003-4
♦ UNIVERSITÉ DE NICE SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS -
DESS de Psychologie Clinique et Psychopathologique, 00-01
♦ A.Mon.N.T.S. Montpellier -
Initiation à l’approche Systémique / Thérapie Familiale. 99-00
♦ UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTPELLIER PAUL VALERY -
Maîtrise de Psychologie Clinique. 98-99
♦ OPEN UNIVERSITY, UK -
MSc Psychology. 96-97
♦ OXFORD UNIVERSITY -
MA Honours degree Classics and Modern Languages 91-95
registered with the local health authority (DDASS) as a practising
clinical psychologist. My ADELI number is 349304428.
Payment can be made in cash or cheques. No cards. Any session not
cancelled 72 hours prior to the appointment is due. Working
hours:12md to 3pm and 5pm to 8pm
FaceTime sessions are available for clients with whom a working
relationship has already been established, either on an occasional basis
or if the client moves to live elsewhere.