Hi, I'm Michelle
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist (HCPC Registered and BPS Chartered) with over twenty years of experience working in mental health services. I have been fully qualified for fourteen years, during which time I have specialised in working with adults, and specifically those who have experienced trauma and loss.
Having undertaken further specialist training in a range of evidence based psychological approaches, I am committed to providing therapy that research shows can really help. These include Schema Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Compassion Focussed Therapy and Single Session Therapy. I offer both short-term (including single sessions) and longer-term therapy.
My areas of expertise
I work with adults on a wide range of difficulties including low mood and depression, anxiety and trauma. My hope is to support you in better understanding yourself and the areas where you feel stuck, whilst helping you to develop the knowledge and skills to navigate a way forward.
I have a particular interest in working with people who have experienced Reproductive Trauma, including infertility, pregnancy and baby loss. My personal experiences of loss throughout my own reproductive journey have had a profound impact on me and this undoubtedly influences my work as a psychologist. I therefore very much integrate my expertise by lived experience with that of my expertise as a psychologist.
However, I believe that you are the expert in you. My therapeutic style is therefore collaborative and integrative, supporting you in a way that best meets your own unique needs.
What I do
After working in the NHS for fifteen years, I now offer therapy in my own online private practice as well as services through The Loss Collective, which focusses on supporting people who have experienced pregnancy and baby loss.
After many years in London, I am now based in Hove where I try to spend as much time as possible in or by the sea.
You can find out how to work with me here.
Schema therapy client
“Michelle really helped me to make sense of things and to develop the skills to make lifelong changes."
The training to become a psychologist is extensive and takes a number of years:
Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) - Royal Holloway, University of London, 2009
Masters degree in Research in Psychology (MRes) - The University of Manchester, 2006
Bachelors degree in Social Psychology (BSc Hons) - Loughborough University, 2003
Post qualifying as a psychologist, I have undertaken further accredited training in a number of therapies, including:
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Compassion Focussed Therapy
Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT)
Single Session Therapy
Foundation Course for Fertility Counselling
I am a HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist, BPS Chartered Clinical Psychologist, ISST Accredited Schema Therapist and a Registered Practitioner with the EMDR Association UK & Ireland.