I qualified as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist in 2011 and have significant experience working with adults experiencing a range of mental health, physical health and/or neurological difficulties. I have worked in a range of settings, including within primary care / IAPT services, secondary care, inpatient (mental health and physical health hospital settings) and forensic services. I have held a Clinical Lead and Principal Clinical Psychologist role within NHS settings. I have extensive experience in consultation, supervision and teaching / training. I have worked with a wide-range of psychological and mental health difficulties, providing highly specialist assessment, formulation and evidence-based interventions (individually and/or within groups) tailored to individual needs and their personal goals. I have helped people in managing their experiences of anxiety, anger, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), physical health (e.g., pain, chronic illness, weight management) and neurological conditions (e.g., traumatic brain injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s), relationship difficulties, stress and managing life transitions, self-esteem and sleep difficulties. I have also supported people with enduring mental health difficulties (e.g., psychosis, bipolar, and personality complexities). I enjoy working in an integrative manner, with particular interest in: · Neuropsychological, Cognitive Rehabilitation and Systemic Approaches · Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) · Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) · Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) · Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) · Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). · Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). I completed my undergraduate psychology degree at The University of Sheffield and my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The University of Manchester. I have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology at The University of Glasgow. Finally, I have also completed a BPS-accredited supervisory training course at The University of Manchester. I have also attended a number of Advanced Supervision workshops. Having developed my independent practice over the past 3 years, I have a keen interest in supporting / coaching newly independent practitioners in developing their own practice and developing their confidence in this development.
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.