I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I offer direct one-to-one therapeutic work (currently via online practice), family sessions and parenting sessions. I also offer training and workshops to both families and professionals, particularly in relation to lifespan needs on the autism spectrum.
My work is with children, young people and young adults who are finding it difficult to manage difficulties relating to mood, anxiety, educational challenges, exam anxiety, transitions between school and university, and both expected and unexpected life changes.
In addition to this, I have specialist skills and experience in working with children, young people and adults on the autism spectrum (some of whom may also have associated learning disabilities).
I also have significant experience working with looked after children, both within fostering and residential care settings.
Children and parents can feel 'stuck' in not knowing what to do. Some young people in particular can feel anxious talking to a professional about what are naturally very personal difficulties for them. In my work, I seek to put people at ease quickly and reduce the anxiety of meeting someone new and unfamiliar to make the process of talking simpler
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology as well as post-qualification training in systemic approaches to working with chronic health conditions.
I have worked across the UK both in NHS and private health care settings within specialist autism, learning disability and looked after children services since qualification. This has included in-patient, residential, community and educational settings.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.