I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who has specialised in working with children, young people and families since qualifying from the Oxford Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology in 2007. I have worked in the NHS for over 18 years in a variety of settings as an applied psychologist. I have worked in a specialist autism assessment and diagnostic service, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), a specialist mental health team for looked after and adopted children, and also with children and young people with a learning disability and autism.
I work with children, young people and their families where there are concerns about emotional wellbeing, behaviour or development. I tailor my work to the individuals and families that I work with. I am able to adapt interventions for children and young people with a learning disability and/or autism/traits of autism. The main therapeutic approaches I utilise are Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) informed therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Therapeutic Play and the Solihull Approach.
I enjoy being creative in my work with children and young people and am passionate about helping them develop healthy attachment relationships and improved emotional wellbeing.
I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the British Psychological Society (BPS), and the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute (DDPI).