I completed my undergraduate degree from the University of St Andrews in 1987 and completed my training to be a Clinical Psychologist in at the University of Edinburgh in 1993.
I worked in the NHS in adult services until my early retirement in 2021. I have a breath of experience in adult mental health working with people who have experience mild to very severe mental health problems.
I have worked broadly in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and I am trained in Behaviour Family Therapy (BFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and in Mindfulness.
I’ve worked in several mental health services including a rehabilitation and recovery service. I have offered highly specialist assessment and treatment plans for clients (and their therapists) working with complex mental health problems. I have enjoyed working with clients and their families to help them understand their mental health problems and make practical changes to improve family life.
Even though I have been working for a long time, I still very much enjoy coming together with a client to understand their experience in a new way and this allows us to collaborate to find new solutions to repetitive difficulties.