In 2005, I took time out to spend time with my family, as well as volunteering in my local community. I continued to work as a consultant and supervisor for the CTCH research project, and co-authored several publications, including: A Casebook of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Command Hallucinations (2006). In 2013, I worked as a Specialist Teaching Assistant in a local primary school, working mainly with children with special educational needs, including attachment issues and behavioural difficulties.
In September 2017, I returned to work as a Clinical Psychologist under the supervision of Alastair Barnett (Clinical Director of Conatus) and became HCPC registered in January 2018: PYL35452. I have completed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) training (November 2017); Dyadic Developmental Practice (DDP) Level One training (January 2018) and DDP Level 2 training (March 2021).
My broad range of experiences have enabled me to gain a wider perspective of the difficulties and concerns that families can experience, and I am committed to offering an empathic, supportive and hopeful approach to assisting young people and their families.