I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Family psychotherapist with 20 years experience of working with children, young people and adults within the NHS and Australia. I am chartered by The British Psychological Society and registered with the Health Professions Council and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy as a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist. I undertake regular continuing professional development, training and supervision and abide by ethical standards of practice.
I graduated in psychology from the University of Cambridge in 1993 and started my career in the NHS as an Assistant Psychologist with adults with learning disabilities and their carers in Cornwall. I studied for my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Surrey which I completed in 1998. My first year as a qualified clinical psychologist was spent in Melbourne, Australia working in an agency for adults and teenagers with problematic substance use. I returned to the UK in 2000 and since then I have worked in NHS services for children, adolescents and their families. I have a wide experience of helping young people and their parents and carers to overcome emotional difficulties and I have designed and led services for young people in the ‘looked after’ system. I am currently professional lead within a team of Clinical Psychologists in the NHS in Worcestershire where I work predominantly with young people facing more longstanding issues including deliberate self-harm and eating disorders.