In all cases, our work together will begin with an in-depth psychological assessment, lasting approximately 90 minutes. It is in this initial assessment that we will start to formulate your experiences. Assessment can be seen as an ongoing and evolving process which we will regularly review through the course of your individual therapy.

In certain situations, you may wish for a formal report to be written for your personal use, for your employer, or for your GP, etc. I am happy to discuss this with your during the assessment period.

All assessment reports are charged at my hourly rate.

To arrange an initial assessment, please contact me on 07449 642 745, or email me directly at All contacts are subject to confidentiality as defined by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Dry Woods


Following your initial contact, We will arrange a suitable time for an assessment session lasting for 90 minutes. This is an opportunity for us to discuss your difficulties in greater depth, as well as consider whether you would be happy to work with me. If for any reason you feel that I am not the right therapist for you, I will endeavor to refer you to another psychologist.


As well as receiving self referrals, I am also able to accept referrals from GPs, Psychiatrists, and other healthcare professionals. If you are claiming through a private insurance company, this may be a condition of your referral. In this instance, you will need to contact your insurance company prior to booking an appointment.

Subsequent Sessions

If you feel that you would like to pursue therapy, we will agree a specific, weekly time for us to meet and work together. This appointment will be kept solely for your use.

Whilst there are specific techniques and psychological theories which we will utilise during our sessions together, ultimately each session will focus on your needs. I draw upon, humanistic, psychodynamic, and cognitive models to tailor therapy and inform my therapeutic practice.  I am able to offer both long and short term therapy and this can be discussed collaboratively during our initial sessions. 

To arrange an appointment, please contact me on 07449 642 745, or email me directly at All contacts are subject to confidentiality as defined by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).



With over 5 years experience of working within the field of trauma, I have substantial experience in assessing adults presenting with a wide range of psychological difficulties following the aftermath of deprivation and trauma. I am able to provide expert 

 witness reports, and testimony, in the following areas...

  • ​Psychological assessment of adults

  • Childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse, and neglect

  • Rape and sexual assault

  • Risk of domestic violence

  • Military trauma

  • Emergency service personnel

  • Victims of torture and human trafficking 

  • Immigration and asylum appeals

  • Structured assessments of trauma, PTSD, and CPTSD


I am able to  take instruction for: criminal and civil cases (for both the prosecution and the defence), and immigration and asylum appeals. Please contact me directly to discuss my fee structure.



I have over ten years experience of working within clinical settings with a specialism in trauma and PTSD.

I strongly believe that therapists best develop their skills through positive supervision experiences. I currently provide supervision to counselling trainees, trainee psychologists, as well as other qualified psychologists and healthcare professionals. If you are a therapist or trainee looking to develop your therapeutic skills, please get in touch so we can discuss how we may work together.

Olive Grove


07447 642 745

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