A BIT MORE ABOUT ME
I am Joel, a Clinical Psychologist working both in London and online. I help people to make sense of their current difficulties by exploring how their background may have shaped their emotional and behavioural responses in the present as well as the beliefs they hold about themselves.
I thoroughly enjoy my work. It’’s rewarding to help people overcome their challenges, and see them transform their lives for the better.
Who I work with as a Psychologist
As a Clinical Psychologist, I deliver brief therapies which aim to get people better swiftly and with demonstrable change whilst building a strong therapeutic relationship.
I have experience of successfully treating a wide range of psychological difficulties from specific anxiety disorders to PTSD. I also work with common life problems which are not “diagnoses” but which interfere with wellbeing (e.g. procrastination, perfectionism, low self-esteem).
I will help you to understand why your difficulties have arisen and why they keep going despite your efforts to get on top of them. I will outline a programme of treatment based upon my “psychological formulation” of your difficulties.
My Qualifications and Experience
I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2008, gaining my Doctorate from University College London. Since then I have undertaken training/qualifications in evidence based therapy approaches such as EMDR, CBT and Mindfulness based stress reduction. I have worked extensively in NHS settings and have also been offering a private practice since 2017.
My experience allows me to adapt therapy and integrate ideas and techniques from different approaches where needed. I tailor evidence-based treatments to the specific needs of individual clients to provide a truly customised approach to psychological therapy.
My private experience includes working with comorbidity (when clients experience multiple anxiety disorders or anxiety and depression simultaneously). I have also seen patients who previously had therapy which was ineffective, and I have helped them to overcome their difficulties.
I offer a range of evidence based treatments for anxiety and depression
I use a treatment developed in the USA called "Behavioural Couples Therapy" to help couples achieve greater couple satisfaction