Professional background and experience
Prior to completing my clinical psychology doctorate, I worked in a range of roles within adolescent forensic, adult and older adult psychiatric inpatient units, a forensic learning disabilities service, a behavioural analysis and intervention learning disabilities service, a substance misuse service and a primary care psychology service.
After completing my clinical psychology training, I worked in a primary care psychology service offering one-to-one psychological therapy for adults. This involved treating people with a range of mental health and personality disorders.
I then moved onto work in secondary care psychology services where I worked within community mental health and crisis resolution and home treatment services. This involved working with people with severe and complex mental health and personality disorders and self-harming behaviours.
More recently I worked in a University setting, offering one-to-one psychological therapy for students experiencing a range of mental health and personality disorders. I was also involved in training and supervising a team of mental health advisers.
I have also led in the strategic planning, development and implementation of clinical psychology services within the NHS, mental health Services within Newcastle University Student Wellbeing Service and a substance misuse service for Turning Point.
Training and qualifications
Accreditation to professional bodies
Areas of special interest and expertise