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- Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Trauma focused CBT
- Video and telephone consultations
I am a Principal Clinical Psychologist with over 17 years of experience working within the Mental Health field. My main area of expertise lies within Adult Mental Health Services while I have particular experience gained within Forensic Mental Health, Forensic Learning Disabilities and the HM Prison Service. In my current NHS post I provide psychological assessments, risk assessments, supervision, consultation and treatment. My current role involves working with individuals with complex presentations, for example, personality disorders, complex psychopathologies such as schizophrenia, emotional difficulties, relationship/attachment difficulties, traumatic histories, PTSD, abuse (sexual, physical, emotional), autism and learning disabilities.
I also work with presentations such as depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, ADHD, relationship difficulties and gambling.
I have a particular interest in drug and alcohol issues and those people with a dual diagnosis. Specifically, I am interested how dual diagnosis relates to trauma, PTSD and violence.
I use a number of evidence based psychological approaches within my work and feel a thorough formulation of a person’s difficulties will inform the treatment plan and particular approach to use. I often draw on a number of psychological approaches to suit the client and work collaboratively to improve their well-being. I am also part of the DBT team within my NHS role where we offer DBT to both male and females individuals with complex presentations. Additionally, my preferred way of working, where appropriate, is using the CAT (Cognitive Analytic Therapy) model. I use a CAT informed approach to my work with individuals and also offer CAT informed consultancy and reflective practice groups to staff. I am a DBT therapist, an Accredited CAT practitioner and an EMDR therapist.
Areas of interest
Trauma/PTSD; Depression; Anxiety disorders: OCD; Health anxiety; Psychosis; Alcohol/substance use: Dual Diagnosis; Bipolar; Personality disorders;
Age range 16 years upwards
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Pain management
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology University of Liverpool 2014
- MSc Forensic Psychology University of York 2005
- BSc Hons Applied Psychology University of Durham 2003
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy British Isles DBT Training 2016
- EMDR EMDR UK 2021
- Cognitive Analytic Therapy ACAT Manchester 2020
Affiliations / memberships
Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
British Psychological Society (BPS)
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Psychology session - (>50)