Emotional well-being is important to all of us. As well as allowing us to lead satisfying and enjoyable lives, good psychological health has a positive impact on our physical well-being, and on the quality of our relationships with those around us.
As an experienced clinical psychologist, I am keen to help you understand yourself and your difficulties in more depth, so that you can make changes that will improve your psychological health and life satisfaction.
My favoured approach is Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), which is particularly helpful for people who find themselves being very self-critical. I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and incorporate other psychological approaches when it is clinically appropriate, including mindfulness, Positive Psychology and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Having completed my clinical training in 1997, I chose to specialise in working with adults, which I have done mainly in the NHS. I have been working in private practice since 2012.
I enjoy working with adults of all ages, and I have been fortunate to work with people from many walks of life, with a wide range of backgrounds, and a great variety of psychological difficulties. I have worked locally at Addenbrooke's in Cambridge, St John's in Peterborough, and previously worked as the psychologist in community mental health teams in Salford and Tameside in the North West.
Postgraduate Certificate in Compassion Focused Therapy, University of Derby 2016
D.Clin.Psych (Doctorate in Clinical Psychology) - University of Wales, Bangor, 1997
M.Sc. Cognitive Neuropsychology - Birkbeck College, University of London 1993
B.Sc. (Hons.) Combined Studies (major Psychology): 2 (i) University of Hertfordshire 1991
Membership of professional organisations
I am a member of the British Psychological Society as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I am also registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (as Caroline Baker), which is required for all practising clinical psychologists. You can check my registration details at www.bps.org.uk and www.hcpc-uk.org. I am also a member of the Compassionate Mind Foundation.