I have been a Chartered Clinical Psychologist
since 2006, with over 9 years qualified experience working in the NHS in Adult Mental Health and Older Adult Mental Health
in Wakefield and Sheffield. I began my private practice in 2013 and have been in fulltime private practice since March
I hold Chartered Status with the British Psychological
Society (BPS) and am an Associate Fellow of the BPS.
I am a member of the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP).
I am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care professions Council (HCPC).
In addition to
being a fully qualified Clinical Psychologist I am also trained in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation
and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).
I hold full Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Having worked as a secretary
throughout my twenties whilst pursuing a career as a wheelchair basketball player at national and international level, I studied
for my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of East London as a mature student from 1995-1998, gaining a first
class honours degree. I went on to gain experience working in clinical psychology settings in the voluntary sector and
the NHS, variously working with people with disabilities, the Samaritans, looked after children, older adults with mental
health problems, forensic inpatients, before embarking on my doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at Leeds University
in 2003. Clinical Psychology training covers working with people across the whole lifespan from infancy to old age.
Since completing my training in 2006 I have worked in an older adult community mental health team in Sheffield (2006-7) and
the Adult Psychological Therapy Service in Wakefield (2007-2016).
Since starting my Private Practice in 2013 I have gained more experience working with children and young adults.
During my time at Wakefield APTS I have undertaken further training
in CAT and EMDR and have developed a personal and professional interest in Mindfulness.
When working with
a client I draw on the whole range of my therapy training and experience to deliver a unique package of care designed to meet
the needs of that individual.