My Qualifications and Experience

I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and have worked in the NHS and in private practice, for over 35 years.  I have a Ph.D. in Clinical Neurosciences from the University of Edinburgh.

In addition to my clinical work, I provide specialist supervision to clinical psychologists and  other mental health professionals.

In my clinical work, I deal with a range of mental health problems. I also have expertise in assessment and therapy for neuropsychological disorders, including Functional Neurological Disorder, PTSD, and Post-Concussion Syndrome. A key treatment consideration is the relationship between an individual's emotional state and the physical, behavioural, and interpersonal consequences that they experience..  I am particularly interested in mind-body connections, and the role that emotional stress plays in physical symptoms.

In addition to my clinical and supervision roles, I am a freelance writer on psychological and health issues, and enjoy translating complex brain-behaviour issues into everyday, accessible language, to help people understand and make sense of their difficulties.

Professional Standards

 I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the regulatory body for health and care professions in the UK.

I have undergone formal training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i), Compassion Focused Therapy for PTSD and Trauma, Anxiety and Depression Disorders, and Substance Related and Addictive Disorders, as well as other core training to augment my continuing professional development.

I have also undergone Bond Solon Training for Expert Witnesses, and I am listed in the Register of Expert Witnesses.  I am a member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.  I abide by the ethical and professional codes of conduct of these professional bodies.