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Clinical Service Manager
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, working with adults, children and young people’s mental health. I have experience in both an NHS and HM Prison Service setting, since 2001, gaining my doctoral qualification in 2007. I have also provided expert witness services since 2011, providing reports to Court regarding Care Proceedings and giving evidence. Further training I have undertaken includes EMDR (Level 1, 2 and 3), Clinical Supervision, DBT Skills and a Multi-Family MBT intervention programme.
My training enables me to work across the lifespan from a variety of psychological models, applying theory and research in a range of settings. Clinically, I specialise in Systemic Consultation and Intervention: getting systems to work in the best interests of vulnerable young people, particularly Children in Care. My experience working within NHS CAMHS has encompassed assessment, formulation, intervention and evaluation within the full range of mental health, emotional and behavioural difficulties, including working with children and neurodevelopmental conditions
My areas of expertise are Adverse Childhood Experiences and the impact of Trauma over the life course. I provide expert opinions in areas related to Family Court Proceedings, Intellectual Functioning, Psychological Assessments and Trauma Related Presentations.
Summary of Psychology Training & Qualifications First Degree. BA (Hons) Psychology with European Study
The University of Exeter & Universite Paris V Rene Descartes
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
The University of Liverpool
This qualifies me as a Clinical Psychologist to work with children and adults, having been trained in various clinical settings.
Additional Training & Experience Enhanced Thinking Skills Offending Behaviour Programme
Solution Focussed Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Personal Construct Therapy
Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy
Supervisor Training Programme
Working with Young Men who Sexually Abuse
EMDR Level 1, 2 & 3
Leading Change & Managing Group Relations
Mental Health Act & Mental Capacity Act
Introduction to Compassion Focussed Therapy
Lighthouse Families: Mentalisation Based Multifamily Therapy