A highly specialist Consultant Clinical Psychologist, with over 20 years expertise in working with adults and children with learning disability and neurodevelopmental disorders. I’ve worked within the NHS and privately conducting complex assessments, formulations, and interventions, as well as providing clinical leadership to Learning Disability, Children’s Disability Services and Neurodevelopmental Disorders services within the NHS.
I am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with HCPC, a Chartered Psychologist with the BPS, an Executive Coach with Association for Coaching, and been working at Consultant level for the last 12 years.
I’m experienced in adapting therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) to the needs of adults and young people with a learning disability or who are neurodiverse.
As part of your or your child's assessment, it is important to look at social use of language, and check for any underlying language problems. I work with two experienced Speech and Language Therapists who are skilled at assessing subtle difficulties in understanding or self expression that can be part of the picture in ASD or other developmental problems.
I’m a highly specialist Speech and Language Therapist with over 20 years’ experience of working with children and adults with learning disability and neurodevelopmental disorders.
I can provide comprehensive assessment of language and communication, leading to a detailed report and communication profile. This will help you and others to gain a clearer understanding of your child’s language and communication needs and what support and strategies they need to communicate to the best of their abilities. A SALT assessment is often integral in identifying hidden language and communication difficulties that contribute to misunderstandings or behaviour that challenges. I can liaise with agencies and provide bespoke training packages around an individual to help those who support them understand their needs.
I work closely with Dr Rebecca Williams in providing autism assessments using Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)
Complex Developmental Assessments
Risk Assessments in LD
Parenting Assessments in LD
Leading Case Management
Psychological Therapy for people with disabilities or ASD
HCPC Registered, PYL22082
Full clean driving licence
Fully conversant in online therapy delivery
Fluent Welsh speaker
CBT, Trauma and Motivational Interviewing, 2020
Bond Solon Civil Litigation for Expert Witnesses, 2020
ASD and Complex Presentations, 2019
SAVRY, HCR-20, SVR-20 training, 2014 & March 2019
BPS Expert Witness Training 2019
Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Leadership & Management, CMI via Bangor University, 2017
Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching & Mentoring, ILM via Bangor University, 2017
Silver IQT Award, Improving Quality Together, NHS Wales, 2014
PAMS assessment training, 2011
Numerous CPD certificates in therapeutic modalities, ongoing since 1999
Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, since 2001
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Hull University, 2001
1stClass honours Degree in Psychology with Clinical Psychology, Hull University 1997
British Medical Association Psychology Prize 1997
Departmental Psychology Prize 1996