I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and am currently a Principal Clinical Psychologist within the NHS. I have worked in the NHS for over 13 years, during which time I have taken leading roles in both inpatient and community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
Throughout my career, I have gained extensive experience of working with neurodiverse individuals who present with a range of social, emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties. This includes individuals with Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
In my role with Help for Psychology, I draw upon my specialist knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive Autism assessments, alongside the multi-disciplinary team. I am trained in the administration and coding of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule- Version 2 (ADOS-2). I also have significant experience of contributing to Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) processes.
In terms of therapeutic work, I have undertaken additional training in a range of therapies, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Systemic Family Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). I am passionate about providing high-quality, evidence-based psychological therapies and approaches. This additional training ensures I can effectively and safely meet the needs of the individuals I work with.
Throughout all areas of my work, I pride myself in my ability to put others at ease and to build a strong therapeutic relationship with others.