I am an experienced therapist offering private psychological therapies in person at my clinic in Tel Aviv and also online. After studying Social & Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge I completed a Masters degree in Mental Health Services Research at the Institute of Psychiatry in London. I went on to complete my doctoral training in Clinical Psychology with the university of London and, as well as working privately, I have also worked within the NHS for over a decade. In the UK I am fully registered as a practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (www.hcpc-uk.org). In Israel I practise as a Psychotherapist.
I provide a professional and effective therapy service for anyone experiencing mental health problems or other psychological, emotional, behavioural or relationship issues.
I use a range of therapeutic approaches, and will agree with you the one that is most suited to you, and the issues that you would like to work on. My primary approaches are Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Between them, they have an excellent evidence base for their effectiveness for a very wide range of difficulties.
How I work
I always adapt the approach I take to the needs of the person I am working with, keeping a focus on your personal goals for therapy.
What is ISTDP?
Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) is an evidence-based approach which focuses on current and past experiences to help to understand emotional, behavioural, and relationship difficulties in the here-and-now. It is very helpful in making sense of behaviours or habits that are not helpful to us, and which we yet continue to do, or which we've struggled to change in the past.
What is CBT?
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy is an evidence-based treatment which focuses on your thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and physical states, and how they interact. It's a good way of looking at whether particular recurrent thoughts are fair or realistic, and at how particular behaviours either help or hinder our goals and wellbeing.