Chartered Clinical Psychologist
(Available for online consultations only).
Originally from Holland, Addy started her journey into Psychology at the University of Utrecht and qualified in 1991. She moved to the UK in 1992. Since then, she has worked as a Clinical Psychologist for the National Health Service as well as in Private Practice since 1993. Her knowledge and experience include: Mental Health Psychology, Physical Health Psychology, Neuropsychology, and Specialist Palliative Care. Whilst working for the NHS, Addy enjoyed working closely with Dr Bamford for several years, and a strong working relationship was maintained over time.
Apart from her clinical work, Addy has also achieved a Doctorate in Coaching Psychology in 2009. Since qualifying, she has gained extensive experience in coaching for resilience and wellbeing, within large organisations, including the banking industry.
Addy has a special interest in helping people achieve their best potential and to facilitate change where life feels stuck or challenging. Her field of specialty is Trauma, both recent and in the past. She has extensive experience in helping people overcome challenges related to Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Confidence, Difficult/Traumatic Memories, Loss & Bereavement, Stress, Hopelessness, and many other mental health challenges.
Addy’s way of working is Solution Focussed and she is able to tap into a number of therapeutic approaches to suit each individual client’s needs. Addy has extensive experience in using Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness therapy, to help people progress towards their desired goals and outcomes.
In her spare time, Addy enjoys going on nature walks. She loves keeping chickens, and also is a keen gardener. She is passionate about the no-dig method of gardening to achieve maximum benefit from natural soil structures, to grow an abundance of vegetables and bee-friendly flowers.
Addy is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and is registered with the Health Professions Council.