My Background and Qualifications

I have worked within mental health settings since 2003. I completed my doctorate in Clincial Psychology (DClinPsych) at Staffordshire University, which covered a wide range of therapeutic approaches, with a focus on CBT and systemic / family therapy approaches.

Since qualifying I have been based in Yorkshire. I was the Senior Clinical Psychologist for a complex trauma and personality inpatient service for several years. I was also a Senior Psychologist in an outpatient department, seeing adults presenting with a wide range of difficulties. Alongside this I was the Clinical Lead for the Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) service.

​I have also worked at the Yorkshire Humberside Personality Disorder Partnership (YHPDP) in Leeds as a Senior Clinical Psychologist, working closely with probation services and prisons to support individuals with a diagnosis of personality disorder who had committed an offence.

​Alongside individual therapy and running therapeutic groups I have supervised other health professionals and other psychologists. I also regularly contributed to the teaching of Trainee Clinical Psychologists on the topic of working with trauma and have offered training to other health professionals on a range of topics.

Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology DClinPsych

  • MSc. Applied Psychology

  • BSc. Psychology and English Literature

 

Additional Therapy training

  • EMDR training: Level 1, 2 and 3

  • Attachment focused EMDR (2 days)

  • Counselling and CBT for Autism Spectrum Disorders (1 day)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for PTSD /trauma (2 days)

  • Intensive Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) training (10 days)

  • Introduction to the Therapy and Practice of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)   (3 days)

  • Advanced Clinical Skills in Compassion Focussed Therapy (3 days)

  • Compassion Focused Therapy for Shame based trauma and PTSD (2 days)

  • IGA Diploma in Groupwork Practice-Foundation (1 year)

1 day workshops

  • Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

  • Developing Compassionate resilience as part of a phased approach to treating complex PTSD

  • Mobilising Compassion in Group Psychotherapy

  • An Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy-working with people with complex needs and / or a diagnosis of personality disorder

  • Motivational Interviewing for Substance Use

Conference Poster: https://www.theretreatyork.org.uk/assets/images/files/HM1-poster.pdf