I worked in the NHS for 20 years, in a range of services such as CAMHS, Deaf Services, Paediatrics, and Looked After Children. I am now a Senior Lecturer and Clinical Director on the Surrey Clinical Psychology Training Programme. I undertake research and teach in the areas of neurodiversity, disability, children and young people, and professional issues such as risk management and clinical supervision. This helps me to keep updating my practice, and to keep learning. Alongside my NHS andeducati on roles, I have worked in private practice since 2016. I am passionate about anti-oppressive practice and will always consider a range of aspects of difference and diversity in the work I do, particularly race, gender, sexuality and neurodiversity. I am committed to inclusion and practicing in a way which is affirming of the people I am working with, and building a positive and collaborative relationship with families, schools and systems around the young person. My Autism assessment reports are ‘neuroaffirmative’ and acknowledge the many strengths that Autistic young people present with as well as challenges coming from their areas of difference.
What I offer
Areas of specialisation:
– Children and young people struggling with anxiety, depression, panic, social anxiety, PTSD, OCD, BDD.
– Autism, ADHD and neurodiversity
– Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
– Autism Assessment (I offer the ADOS assessment as part of an overall Autism assessment carried out by colleagues in other professions, as part of the multidisciplinary assessment process.)
– Supervision of other mental health professionals
Available on request.