I have been privileged to help people feel healthier for the past twenty two years.
I began my career as a patient with CFS/ME and depression. Recovering many times, through good luck, my own efforts and receiving help. Receiving help also showed me how to use my experiences for the benefit of others.
So I took my first paid post as a mental health advocate in Bradford (1999-2002) becoming an assistant psychologist in Gateshead (2003-2004) and then a trainee clinical psychologist in Leicester (2004-2007.) Subsequently working as a qualified clinical psychologist with St Andrews Healthcare in Northampton (2007-2009,) with Greater Glasgow NHS Trust in Bridgton (2009-2010,) with the State Hospital NHS Trust in Carstairs (2010-2017) and with Cyrenians in Bathgate (2017-2019.) I have developed a private practise as part of my work since 2017.
My bredth of clinical experience covers, anxiety, depression, me/cfs, trauma relationship problems, severe and enduring mental health problems.
I am a published author on traumatic stress, mental health advocacy, therapeutic environments and therapeutic relationships. Presenting scientific papers at national and international conferences. I have also written personal articles about my experience of depression, ME/CFS, anger, not taking personal responsibility and intimacy/sexuality.
All across my life I have developed a preferred practise of helpful relationships. These co-productive relationships are, in my experience, the most effective way to feel healthier. This means me helping by example. Creating new experiences useful to you. Please ask me questions about my background, qualifications, training and ongoing clinical supervision.