Qualifications & Training
Psychology BSc (Hons) ; Health Psychology MSc;
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Therapies (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
EMDR training parts I, II, III & advanced training e.g. in complex trauma, complex grief.
EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner (EMDR UK & Ireland)
British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies Accredited (BABCP accredited)
I have worked in the NHS for several years in adult mental health, including secondary care services and for an IAPT (improving access to psychological therapies) service. I have provided, often trauma focussed, therapy in a specialist pain management service for 5 years. I now work with patents who have experienced complications from surgical procedures, as well as in an NHS staff wellbeing psychology service. Within this service I provide specific work for consultant doctors & surgeons and I also support a Trauma Network within the trust. Staff work can be team or group based interventions as well as individual therapy.
I have regular supervision and I supervise other psychologists/psychotherapists. I also facilitate EMDR peer supervision groups within the NHS trust where I work. I am passionate about EMDR and supporting others to develop their skills with this intervention.
I have experience in mental health research and have been involved in trials as a researcher, a co-applicant or as a principal investigator. I also co-ordinated the 'Improvement & Innovation in Psychological Therapies in Primary Care' Health Integration Team funded by Bristol Health Partners.