Expertise

-       20 years of experience of working with adults, children and families on a wide range of emotional, behavioural and mental health needs

-       Expert witness work, report writing, and multiagency liaison

-       Safeguarding work, including assessment of parental capacity, risk, and children’s needs

-       Skills in a wide range of therapeutic approaches to match clients’ needs, including behavioural, systemic and cognitive analytic therapies

-       Assessment and therapeutic intervention with adults experiencing parenting difficulties, depression, anxiety, personality disorder, work and relationship issues

-       Assessment and therapeutic intervention with children experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties, learning disabilities, attachment issues, and trauma, including abuse and neglect

Education

 2013 Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner Diploma (Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy)

2000 Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology (University of East London)

1990 BA (Hons) Social Psychology (University of Sussex)

 

Recent work history

Clinical Psychologist & CAT Practitioner

Private Practice

(July 2012 – Present)

Working with children and adults

 

Principal Clinical Psychologist

Oxford Health Foundation NHS Trust

(July 2009 – Jan 2015)

Working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

 

CAT Practitioner (Honourary)

Oxford Health Foundation Trust

(2009 – 2013)

 

Lecturer and Convenor of Adult Mental Health Doctoral Degree Course

University of East London

(2007 – 2018)

 

Clinical Psychologist

Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust

(2008-2009)

 

Continued professional development

2019 Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Part II, with Dan Hughes at Family Futures (4 days)

2018  Story Stem Assessment Profile, Anna Freud Centre (3 days)

2018  Marschak Interaction Method (MIMS) and Assessment of Emotional Interaction Style (D-EIS) Training Part II, Roehampton Institute (2 days)

2018 Sageguarding Training, Carter Noble Independent Safeguarding Training, (1 day)

2017  Marschak Interaction Method (MIMS) and Assessment of Emotional Interaction Style (D-EIS) Training, Part I, Roehampton Institute (2 days),

2018 Courtroom Skills, British Psychological Society (1 day)

2017  Developmental Dyadic Parenting Training, Psychology Associates, Part I (4 days)

2017  International Cognitive Analytic Therapy Association Conference (3 days),  co-ran a workshop

2016  British Psychological Society training in expert witness work (e-learning)

2016  Shared Space: Working with Anger Using Non-Violent Communication (2 Days)

2015  Psychotherapeutic work with loss, separation and grief seminar (1/2 Day)

2015  Working with Embodiment – Annual Conference (2 Days)

2015  Shared Space: Introduction to Non-Violent Communication (2 Days)

2014  Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy: Child, Adolescent and Parent CPD day

2014  Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy: Conference on Culture, Identity and Pride

2009  (to present) 2-3 attendance per year at CPD events – organized by Local Child and

          Adolescent Special Interest Group

2000  PTSD Masterclass with Bessel Van Der Kolk (1 Day)

 

additional information

 

1.     Health & Care Professions Council Registered Psychologist (PYL04191)

2.     Member of the British Psychological Society (No 147334)

3.     Member of the Division of Clinical Psychology

5.     Registered with BUPA, AXA and AVIVA Insurance

6. Trustee of the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT)