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- Child and Adolescent Mental Health services
I have a passion and enthusiasm for working with people and believe that one of the most important aspects of our well-being is our relationships with others and how these influence our lives.
I am a Senior Clinical Psychologist and have completed additional training in Systemic Family Therapy. I have 15 years’ experience of working in the NHS with people with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and mental health difficulties and regularly work with families and systems, as well as individuals.
Drawing on my clinical psychology and family therapy knowledge I offer a systemic approach which supports people to better understand their difficulties by examining, exploring and making changes in their relationships with others.
It is often difficulties within relationships; in forming, managing, understanding and ending them, that lead us to seek help with emotional and psychological problems. People also often seek help at times of transitions within relationships such as the birth of a first baby or a new sibling and at times of change in the family structure such as people leaving the family home. Working with individuals, couples and families to better understand their relationships and make changes in these has taught me the importance of this work and the positive changes it can produce.
I believe the core basis of any psychology work is assessment and work with people to develop a shared understanding, or formulation, of their issues. This formulation guides psychological therapy, which is tailored to meet the specific needs of individuals, couples and families.
I specialise in offering Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) assessments to adolescents and adults.
I’ve found that assessment for ASD at any stage of life can be a helpful process, which often provides answers to questions people have had for many years.
A Clinical Psychologist is able to offer a holistic assessment and formulation of a person’s difficulties as well as a diagnostic outcome. This can often shape post diagnostic sessions to support individuals to understand any diagnosis and explore strategies and approaches for managing their difficulties. In addition to assessment work, I also work jointly with couples and families to support them with their difficulties.
FOR YOUR PEACE OF MIND
When choosing a therapist, it’s important that you feel safe and secure. For your peace of mind, here is a synopsis of areas where I have gained expert knowledge and experience, as well as the professional positions I hold.
BSc Hons in Psychology
MSc in Forensic Psychology from Surrey University
Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Surrey University
Intermediate Systemic Family Therapy Course, Prudence Skynner Family Therapy Clinic
Trained in administering the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – 2 (ADOS-2) and the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorder (DISCO)
ACCREDITATIONS AND REGISTRATIONS
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Registered with the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) within the BPS
Registered with the DCP Faculty of Learning Disabilities
Enhanced Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Psychology session - (1-5)
ASD or ADHD assessment - (1-5)