I studied my Bsc (Hons) in Psychology from 2002-2005 at the University of Liverpool. Following this from 2010- 2013 I completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Leicester where I achieved my professional status as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist.
Additional qualifications to these have included a Postgraduate Certificate in Psychological Therapies, Nottingham University, Sept- 2009-Sept 2010, Advanced Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Skills, University of Derby, Sept 2008- Sept 2009, and a Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) Counselling Skills, North Warwickshire College, Sept 2005-Sept 2006.
Other Training Courses
Flexible Exposure Therapy- ACT- Dr Eric Morris Feb 2019 ACT for Depression & Anxiety Disorders course- Russ Harris, June 2018
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy- Clinical Skills Building Intensive Intermediate Level, with Prof Steve Hayes, Sept 2016,
Interdisciplinary ACT for Chronic Pain, June, 2016,
Supervisor Training and Recognition (STAR), University of Coventry and Warwickshire, Feb 2016.
Facilitator Training to run Therapeutic Groups of Survivors of Childhood Abuse, The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC), 2 days, Feb 2016.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Skills Training, Mindfulness Training Ltd, Sept 2015
Beyond Fear: Understanding and Treating Military Trauma, Feb 2014
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), August - October 2013
Compassionate Mind Training Workshop: 2012.
Clinical Applications of Compassion Focused Therapy, 2012
Introduction to Psychotherapy Weekly, 5 months: 2009
I have extensive experience working in psychological teams in the NHS and charitable organisations since 2004. My specialism is working with adults with a range of difficulties. Some of these commonly include anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, obsessive compulsive disorder, low self-esteem, childhood and adulthood abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, domestic violent experiences, eating disorders, difficulties regulating emotions, and work-related difficulties. I am also experienced with working with veterans. I have worked in a number roles in the NHS and now my time is fully dedicated to work in my private practice.
Present: Private Practice
2016-2019- Clinical Psychologist/NAPAC Support Group Facilitator ( NAPAC, National Association for People Abused in Childhood)
2017-2018- Locum Clinical Psychologist, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust, IPU 3-8 (Community Mental Health Team)
2017- Maternity Leave
2016- 2017- Locum Clinical Psychologist, Forward Thinking Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham Road Community Mental Health Team 0-25yrs & Specialist Eating Disorder Service 0-25yrs
2015-2016 Locum Clinical Psychologist ,Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, Healthy Minds Counselling and Psychology Service
2015 Locum Clinical Psychologist, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust IPU 3-8 (Community Mental Health Team)
2013 – 2015 Clinical Psychologist - Permanent, Combat Stress (Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society), Shropshire
10/2010 – Awarded Doctorate 10/2013 Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
2009 - 2010- Psychological Wellbeing Practioner (Permanent), Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, IAPT, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies
2008- 2009 Mental Health Clinical Studies Officer (Permanent), Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Mental Health Research Network
2007- 2008 Mental Health Carers Service Coordinator- Permanent, Princess Royal Trust for Carers, Barnet
2006- 2007 Autistic Spectrum Disorder Training Specialist- Permanent, Leicestershire Employment for Autism Today
2006- 2007 Women’s Self-Help Group Co-Facilitator (Voluntary), MIND
2006- 2007, Victim Support Officer (Voluntary), Victim Support Northern Warwickshire