I have worked within the NHS for the last 11 years as a Clinical Psychologist. I currently work part-time in the NHS as a Clinical Psychologist at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and Manchester Royal infirmary. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
I have specialist experience of working with children, young people, adults and families in lifespan health care settings and with a wide range of medical conditions. I am passionate about working with this population and helping to improve the quality of life and functioning for those affected with physical health conditions. I have a specialist interest in supporting young people as they transition from Paediatric to Adult services and they navigate other significant transitions in their life.
I draw on a wide range of evidence-based therapies depending on patient-need. These include cognitive, behavioural, narrative, motivational, solution-focused and systemic therapies; however I increasingly use mindfulness, compassion-focused and acceptance and commitment therapy approaches. I have undertaken post-doctoral training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which is one of my main areas of interest.
Outside of my clinical work, I am kept busy with my 18 month old daughter and dog. I also enjoy going on hikes, reading and seeing family and friends.
BSc (1st class Hons) Psychology (University College London in 2005)
ClinPsyD Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Manchester in 2011)