I completed my Undergraduate Degree in Psychology at Bristol University in 1982. I have been working as a qualified Clinical Psychologist since 1985 having trained in Lancashire via the British Psychological Society Diploma in Clinical Psychology.
I have subsequently completed a Post Qualification Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University College in 2002 presenting a dissertation on supervision in the profession. I have extensive experience of assessment and working therapeutically with children, adolescents and their parents in a variety of settings. I have worked in both the NHS and Social Services as well as in Private Practice.
I have longstanding experience of working with children and young people experiencing emotional, psychological and behavioural difficulties that may be related to family life, schooling, managing friendships, health problems or developmental difficulties.
I have a particular interest in helping children and young people overcome their anxieties as well as working with people following a trauma or bereavement. I have also worked in University environments and have a special interest in the supervision of clinical psychologists and other professionals. I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant and I am Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Within the High View Practice I lead the Child and Adolescent Service, working independently and in close liaison with colleagues from other disciplines to provide a comprehensive assessment and treatment service for children and their families. I also offer specialist trauma work, specialist assessment of young people on the Autistic Spectrum, supervision to Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologists and specialist EMDR supervision to a range of professionals.