I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I am a registered with the Health Care Professionals Council, and am a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society, the Division of Clinical Psychology and the Faculty of Perinatal Psychology. I have worked in the NHS and third sector organisations since 2012. During this time, I have gained comprehensive experience working in a variety of settings, including child and adolescent mental health services, adult mental health services and specialist perinatal mental health services. My specialist area of interest and clinical practice is working with individuals, couples and families during pregnancy and the early years of their child’s life. I gained experience of working with this client group during my training and subsequent clinical experience within the NHS. I have also undertaken specialist training in clinical psychological practice in the perinatal period. Furthermore, my PhD research looked at the process of forming a relationship between mother and child in interracial families.
I draw on my training and clinical experience to help identify evidence-based approaches to use with the children and families I work with. However, I believe that individuals and families are the experts on their lives and therefore play a central role in identifying the solutions to the difficulties they experience. I endeavour to work collaboratively with each individual and family, acknowledging and drawing on their experiences, skills, resources and strengths.