Professional Memberships and Accreditation

British Psychological Society (BPS):Associate Fellow of the BPS (Dvision of Clinical Psychology) & Chartered Psychologist.

 

Registered Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor. British Psychological Society 

 

Member of the United Kingdom Association of Psychotherapy Integration. United Kingdom Association of Psychotherapy Integration

 

HCPC Registered PYL15249

 

 

Work Experience

I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 1993 and initially worked mainly with older adults and chronic pain patients. I then took on a role as the lead psychologist for an out-patients service, mostly helping people with depression, trauma and anxiety disorders.

 

In 1999 I took up my first Consultant role, establishing and leading psychology services for people in North Northamptonshire in need of physical rehabilitation (such as after a stroke, head-injury or road traffic accident) or with physical health problems (such as chronic pain or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

 

In 2005 I set up and led a specialist service helping people who are usually given the diagnosis of Severe Personality Disorder. This work involved clinical consultation and training as well as offering individual and group therapy. The principles of therapy integration and mindfulness were a key part of this service, in line with current NICE guidance.

 

From 2008 onwards I have had several additional senior roles in the NHS, including eighteen months as the first Head of Organisational Development in an NHS Community Trust.

 

Currently I manage and am Clinical Lead for a Learning Disability Clinical Psychology Team in the NHS as well as maintaining my independent practice interests.

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