A Clinical Psychologist is a mental health professional who has doctoral level training in working with people from children up to older adults. The profession is a combination of an art and a science. We use a variety of recognised assessment tools and therapeutic approaches validated by research. Clinical Psychologists also tailor support based on the client’s needs and preferences and their own experience gained over years of working and listening. As part of my training and ongoing development I have attended therapy myself.
After qualifying, I worked with both adults and children within the NHS in East London for 9 years, working up to the senior role of Principal Clinical Psychologist, managing a team of Psychologists in a family service. Currently I work in the NHS part time in a child Autism assessment team alongside my independent practice. During my career I have worked as an Expert Witness, presented at conferences, taught trainee psychologists, published research and written a book chapter.
I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), British Psychological Society (BPS) and British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
In my spare time I am a qualified Girlguiding Brownie Leader.
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Level 4 Practitioner, 2013 – 2018
- Video Interaction Guidance Level 2, 2014 – 2016
- Systemic Approaches to Individuals, Families and Organisations: Association of Family Therapy Foundation Year Training, 2013 – 2014
- Dyadic Developmental Practice and Psychotherapy Level 1, 2014
- Full Accreditation as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, BABCP, 2012
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Bristol, 2004 – 2007
- Story Stem Assessment Profile Coding Accreditation, 2016
- Developmental, Dimensional and Diagnostic Interview (3di) for Autism Spectrum Conditions, 2015
- Infant CARE-Index, 2015
- Clinical Uses of the Parent Development Interview, 2014
- BPS Expert Witness training Levels 1, 2 & 4, 2014 – 2015
- AIM2 Assessment, 2012
- Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), 2011