I specialise in supporting children, young people, families and professionals in recognising and enhancing their own strengths to build upon their skills, resilience and confidence.

As a Clinical Psychologist, I have always held an interest in how relationships and connections made in childhood and young adulthood shape children and young people’s future growth and the importance of the system around being able to promote psychological well-being. This is what originally drew me into working with children, young people and families and continues to hold me there today. Whether through individual therapy with children and young people and their families, or consultation and supervision with health, education and social care 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 young adulthood and that seemingly small steps can have such a positive impact.

Why see a Clinical Psychologist?

Clinical Psychology is a type of applied psychology with the aim of understanding and reducing psychological distress and promoting psychological well-being. Clinical Psychologists are trained to doctoral level and draw upon a variety of evidence based psychological models. We undertake a comprehensive exploration of emotional, developmental and behavioural issues drawing upon psychological theory, to provide a foundation to understand context, plan actions and work towards overcoming challenges. We are trained to listen, to help understand and to provide support in exploring choices, assessing risk, making decisions and managing distress.

  • I have held senior Clinical Psychology posts at Consultant and Principal Psychologist level within the NHS.
  • I have over 20 years experience of working as a Clinical Psychologist, within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Primary Care, Child Development Settings, Adult Mental Health and Independent Practice.
  • 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 integrative, with an attachment and developmental foundation. I draw upon a number of psychological therapies including cognitive behavioural, systemic, narrative, solution focused, third wave, strengths based and psychodynamic therapies.
  • 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.