BSc (Hons) Psychology
MSc Psychological Research Methods
PGDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Distinction)
Full Accreditation with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies.
Membership No: 140696.
My accreditation can be confirmed by following the link http://cbtregisteruk.com/
I am a member of EMDR UK & Ireland. Membership No: G0357.
Disclosure and Barring Service
I am subscribed to the online DBS Service with Enhanced Disclosure.
For my commitment to promoting the individuality and rights of service users I was a finalist for South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Chairman’s award in 2008.
I have worked in the NHS for over 14 years, accruing a wide range of skills and experience at a senior level, working for several different services with different client groups, from adult mental health to children’s services, primary care, learning disabilities, research and audit.
I take a keen interest in all common mental health problems. However, I have undertaken further training in the treatment of PTSD and have extensive experience in assessing and treating people who have been subjected to a range of traumas. For example, sexual assault, domestic abuse, terrorist attacks and working with asylum seekers fleeing persecution and torture. I also have extensive experience of working with interpreters.
In addition to working as a psychotherapist, past responsibilities include;
Clinical lead for Long-Term Health Conditions (LTC) at Telford Primary Care NHS Wellbeing Service. I took a lead role in developing a new treatment pathway for people with long-term health conditions, supervised clinicians, delivered training to allied health professionals and promoted the integration of mental health services with Community Respiratory and Diabetes Services. Telford was one of a few sites in the UK where this was rolled out before being implemented nationally by NHS England. I also organised and ran monthly skills workshops for all CBT therapists in the service for their continuing professional development.
Service lead for Trauma-Focused CBT within primary care mental health services (Telford), providing supervision and training in this field to other practitioners.
Developed a treatment pathway for people with a mild to moderate learning disability into primary care mental health services (Stoke-on-Trent).
Lead for Research, Audit & Outcomes Measures for Shropshire & Telford NHS CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services). I led a project to implement a system of routine outcome evaluation across the service. I also represented Psychology within the research governance group for the directorate (Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust).
Further Training & CPD
EMDR Europe Accredited Training, Parts 1, 2 & 3 (EMDR Academy)
IAPT Clinical Supervision (University of Birmingham)
Compassion Focused Staff Support (Compassionate Mind Foundation)
CBT for Long Term Health Conditions (Staffordshire University)
CBT for those with Long Term Conditions (Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre)
Concept of Psychological Trauma: Beyond PTSD (Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre)
Using Reliving Effectively & Safely in Working with Traumatic Memories (Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre)
Multiple Trauma: How & When to Work with Traumatic Memories (Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre)
Cognitive Therapy for PTSD (Charlie Waller Institute)
Understanding & Working with Complexity (Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre)
Applied Behaviour Analysis (Institute for Applied Behaviour Analysis)
Comprehensive Functional Assessment & Advanced Support Strategies (Institute for Applied Behaviour Analysis)
Assuring Staff Consistency & the Provision of Quality Services (Institute for Applied Behaviour Analysis)
Behavioural Family Therapy (Meriden)
Values, Recovery & Person Centred Care (Staffordshire University)
Recovery Enhancing Measures as a New Requirement of Mental Health Service Systems (Staffordshire University)
RAID Training (Association for Psychological Therapies)
What’s Love Got to Do with It? The Gift of Secure Attachment (Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust)
Introduction to Clinical Audit (Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust)
Introduction to Clinical Audit (National Institute for Health Research)
I also keep up to date with the following: Mental Capacity Act; Mental Health Act; Good Clinical Practice; Information Governance; Equality & Diversity; Health & Safety; Data Protection & GDPR; Adult & Children's Safeguarding; Clinical Risk Management.
Data Protection & GDPR
I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office. Registration No: ZA594035.