Qualifications and training:
BA(Hons) awarded by University of Sheffield in Psychology
PhD awarded by the University of Sheffield in Health Psychology
DClinPsy awarded by the University of Sheffield after completion of clinical training
BA(Hons), PhD, DClinPsy, CPsychol, AFBPsS
Health beliefs, perceived control and psychological well-being in diabetes
Remembered experiences of attachment in adults who experienced past trauma
Constructions of mental health in young people from a BME population
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist specialising in child and adolescent mental health.
Since 2005 I have been a team leader for 3 multi-disciplinary CAMHS teams in Sheffield
I am an honorary lecturer in the Clinical Psychology department at the University of Sheffield and provide regular supervised clinical placements for trainee clinical psychologists.
My main clinical interests and experience are in the area of developmental difficulties and trauma and attachment interventions although I provide a wide range of interventions including CBT, EMDR, family work, person-centred counselling and psycho-education.
I lead and co-facilitate a Fostering Attachments group for parents and carers of children who have been adopted, fostered or in kinship care. I have also been involved in championing the needs of adoptive parents and their families through the organisation of conferences with international speakers to educate professionals and parents.