I have worked in the Trust on and off since 1990 – initially as a porter and since 2015 as a consultant, managing a team of psychologists and counsellors working with people with a range of chronic physical health problems.
I am particularly interested in working with people who struggle to take medical treatments and try to work in a collaborative way, focusing on people’s strengths and skills to help them find a way forward. I am service lead for the Diabetes Psychology Service.
I have post-doctoral training in both Systemic and Family Psychotherapy and Narrative Therapy, and am on the Teaching Faculty of the Institute of Narrative Therapy. I’m interested in single-session, walk-in therapy, psychotherapy outcomes, systemic approaches to organisational dynamics and working with marginalised populations.
I am currently on secondment from the Tavistock and Portman Gender Identity Development Service in Leeds, working with people experiencing homelessness at Bevan Healthcare in Bradford.
I’m a keen cricket fan, an enthusiastic but fairly mediocre guitarist and love walking my dog on the moors.