I did the Kundalini yoga teacher’s training (School of Kundalini Yoga, UK, 2009).
I am a Consultant Lead Clinical Health Psychologist and Systemic Family Psychotherapist, and a Member of the Health Professions Council. For many years I was a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and the Association for Family Therapy.
I have been working full-time in the National Health Service since November 1995. In addition, I worked privately for Trauma Psychology Services (November 1998-October 2005) and on a self-employed basis. During this time, I prepared psychological-legal reports for survivors of traumatic incidents and provided assistance as an expert witness in the areas of mental health, trauma and pain.
I have a broad experience in the assessment and intervention of different client groups, given my academic training and professional experience, which I have gained by training and working in three different countries. I have clinical experience and with adults, families, couples, adolescents and children with mental health and emotional needs, people with learning difficulties, in-patients, out-patients and people with acute and chronic physical illnesses. I have experience in psychometric testing, neuro-psychological, psycho-diagnostic and personality evaluations. I provide individual, couple, family and group therapy. I have worked as part of several multi-disciplinary teams in a community mental health team and medical teams. I have also worked in primary and secondary settings. My specialist interest is in the clinical areas of: HIV-AIDS, pain management, chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, obesity and weight management, breast cancer surgery and palliative care. I provide clinical supervision for trainees from clinical psychology doctoral courses and advanced diploma in counselling psychology. I participate in the Special Study Unit teaching module and structured supported learning sessions for undergraduate medical students of the Peninsula Medical School in Cornwall.
I was Deputy for the Head of Psychology Services for seven years and was Acting Head of Clinical Health Psychology Services for Cornwall when my predecessor retired in 2011. I offer strategic planning, service development and professional leadership. I have been involved in several audits and research projects and I completed my doctoral thesis and master’s dissertations, exploring coping skills in people with long-term pain.
Consultant Lead Clinical Health Psychologist Systemic and Family Psychotherapist
Clinical Health Psychology and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome