Services

Please click on the tabs below to find out more about how we might support you at this time.

 

I offer highly specialist psychological assessment and therapeutic interventions to children, young people and their families who are grappling with emotional or behavioural difficulties. These might include…

  • Depression or low mood
  • Low self-esteem
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias
  • Health anxiety
  • Unexplained medical symptoms
  • Obsessive-compulsive symptoms
  • Generalised anxiety
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 
  • Developmental trauma (as a result of experiencing early neglect, attachment disruption and emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse)
  • Attachment difficulties
  • Issues relating to being an adopted or looked after child
  • Grief and complex loss
  • Difficulties engaging with school or school refusal
  • Difficulties regulating anger or aggression
  • Sexually harmful behaviour

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and I would be happy to discuss your individual concerns with you.

 

As a Clinical Psychologist, I have received training in several therapeutic approaches. This includes…

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Systemic family therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
  • Brief psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

 

The breadth of my training enables me to be flexible in what I offer and to tailor therapeutic interventions to best fit a young person’s needs. I am trained to draw upon the available evidence-base and when indicated, to create bespoke packages of care by integrating different types of therapies and ways of working. This can be particularly helpful for meeting the needs of ‘hard-to-reach’ young people, or those with very complex needs who have not responded well to purist (single-model) therapeutic interventions in the past.  

 

If you would like to find out more about how I might be able to help you at this time, please feel free to contact me and I would be happy to discuss your concerns with you. 

 

As a Clincial Psychologist, I am trained to work clincially with individuals across the lifespan. I currently offer a limited number of sessions each month to adult clients. 

I have experience in supporting indivdiuals with a broad range of difficulties, including but not limited to…

  • Depression or low mood
  • Low self-esteem
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias
  • Health anxiety
  • Unexplained medical symptoms
  • Obsessive-compulsive symptoms
  • Generalised anxiety
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 
  • Developmental trauma (as a result of experiencing early neglect, attachment disruption and emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse)
  • Attachment difficulties
  • Issues relating to being an adopted or looked after child
  • Grief and complex loss
  • Difficulties regulating anger or aggression
  • Sexually harmful behaviour
  • Difficulties related to parenting

 

Within my clinical work, I also draw upon a number of therapeutic models, including…

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Systemic family therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
  • Brief psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). 

 

If you would like to find out more about how I might be able to help you at this time, please feel free to contact me and I would be very happy to discuss your concerns with you. 

 

I offer a stand-alone parent consultation service for parents/carers who may be unsure about the level of support that their child needs.

This is a confidential space where parents can meet with me on a one-off basis, to think about their child, their needs, and their own role in parenting them. Parents are welcome to book in for as many sessions as they feel would be helpful to them. 

Please contact me if you would like to find out more about this service. 

I offer a discrete consultation service to local schools to discuss any concerns they may have about their pupils. These concerns may relate to emotional or behavioural issues, school attendance, neurodevelopmental issues or child protection. I am able to support referrals to multi-diciplinary NHS Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) if indicated, or offer private assessment and therapeutic support if preferred and appropriate.

 

I also offer training, workshops and mentoring to teaching staff as well as psycho-educational and therapeutic groups for children or parents. These can be tailored to the bespoke needs of individual schools and pupils. Please see the information below on group work/training/workshops, or contact me to find out more. I would be very happy to discuss your specific needs with you.

I offer psychological consultation and direct therapeutic support to local residential children’s homes.

I also offer training, workshops and reflective practice sessions for care staff staff. These can be tailored to the bespoke needs of the individual home and the children they care for. Please see the information below on group work/training/workshops, or contact me to find out more. I would be very happy to discuss your specific needs with you.

I offer professional multi-agency consultations to networks that are supporting a child or young person with complex social, educational and/or health needs. These consultations can be bookable one-off sessions or offered as part of a regular package of care. Please contact me to find out more and I would be happy to discuss your specific needs.

I am able to offer psycho-educational and therapeutic groups for children and young people and parents, as well as psycho-educational training courses and workshops for multi-agency professionals or residential workers. These can be tailored to suit individual requirements and can range from one-off half-day events to a series of weeks/months.

Typical topics might include:

  • Emotional health and resilience
  • Understanding and managing anxiety
  • Understanding attachment and developmental trauma
  • Understanding and managing self-harm
  • Understanding and managing anger and aggression
  • Understanding and managing sexually harmful behaviours
  • Supporting children who have experienced neglect or abuse
  • Supporting children with neurodevelopmental conditions and/or communication difficulties
  • Supporting children with chronic physical health difficulties
  • Supporting children with grief
  • Therapeutic Parenting (for children with a history of developmental trauma)
  • Positive Behaviour Support (contextualised by factors including the children’s ages, cognitive abilities and developmental history)

Please contact me to discuss your individual needs and hopes.

A cognitive / executive functioning assessment may be indicated when a child is struggling to keep up academically with their peers or is having difficulties in other areas. These are standardised assessments, which involve consideration of a child’s early social, educational and developmental history, within the context of their performance on a specific battery of tasks. The assessments allows for a detailed analysis of a child’s relative ability to process, learn, retain and to subsequently apply information that is presented to them in a variety of ways.

 

The comprehensive nature of cognitive and executive functioning assessments enables professionals to better understand a child’s relative strengths and weaknesses and to identify short and long-term interventions for them based on their individual learning profile. These interventions would be expected to support the child to better manage everyday demands, to maximise their learning in school and to promote their emotional wellbeing. When administered in conjunction with an adaptive functioning assessment, a comprehensive cognitive assessment may also be used to diagnose the presence of a learning disability.

 

Roots and Wings has access to the most recent validated measures of cognitive and executive functioning, which can be administered on our brand new interactive equipment.

If you are interested in finding out more about cognitive or executive functioning assessments, please feel free to contact me.

I have undertaken specialist training in clinical supervision, compatible with registration with The British Psychological Society’s (BPS) ‘Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors’ (RAPPS). I offer professional supervision to psychologists and other mental health professionals. Please contact me for more information.