I have over 20 years experience in the NHS, with 15 of those as a Clinical Psychologist with children and families.

I have always held an interest in how relationships and connections made in childhood shape children’s future growth and the importance of the system around children being able to promote their psychological well-being. This is what originally drew me into child and family work and continues to hold me there today. Whether through group work with parents, individual therapy with children and young people and their families or consultation with childcare professionals, this capacity for individuals to connect and adjust to meet the challenges they face, has continued to inspire me in this area of work. I love the fact that change can be so dynamic in childhood and that seemingly small steps can have such a positive impact.

  • I have held senior Clinical Psychology posts at Consultant and Principal Psychologist level within the NHS.
  • I have over fifteen years experience of working as a Clinical Psychologist, within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Primary Care and Child Development Settings.
  • I have extensive experience of providing specialist Clinical Psychology assessment and therapy for children and young people presenting with a range of complex emotional, behavioural, developmental and mental health difficulties including anxiety, low mood and depression, self harm, attachment/relationship and family issues, loss and bereavement and neurodevelopmental issues.
  • As an experienced clinical supervisor, I provide supervision, training, consultation, psychological advice and complex case discussion to other professionals within the Health, Education and Social Care sectors.
  • My therapeutic approach is collaborative and informed by a number of models including cognitive behavioural, systemic, narrative, solution focused and psychodynamic.
  • I am a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
  • I am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical Psychologist) with the Health and Care Professions Council.
  • I hold an enhanced DBS check.