Work experience:

I have over 25 years of NHS experience where I have worked in Psychotherapy Services, Psychological Therapy Centres, Therapeutic Communities, Community Mental Health and Crisis Teams.

I worked as an Honorary Teacher and Co-Unit Co-ordinator of the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy component of the Liverpool University Clinical Psychology Doctorate between 2013 and 2018. I am a visiting lecturer for The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, I am also on the Board of Trustees of Group Analysis North, a Group Analytic Training organisation based in the North West of England. 

Within my work experience I have developed bespoke mental health training to NHS Mental Health Services across the North West of England. I have offered consultation to services in connection to work with people given a ‘Personality Disorder’ diagnosis. Clinically I work with individuals and groups using psychoanalytic approaches. I also have experience of establishing and running Mentalization Based Treatment programmes within Specialist NHS Psychotherapy Services.

  Since December 2014 I have been engaged in organisational consultancy to large and culturally diverse schools in Manchester and Rochdale. This work focusses upon the development of a whole school ‘healthy mind' culture.  Wherever possible the aim is for emotional difficulties to be managed safely and positively within the school environment.  Safe and secure attachment relationships are encouraged to enable the school and it’s pupils to reach their full teaching and learning potential.

In February 2017 I finished working in the NHS and now work full time as an independent practitioner.