My Career So Far
I trained as a Forensic Psychologist and worked initially at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust carrying out work with forensic clients. I started EMDR training in 2005 and became an accredited EMDR practitioner in 2008. I started seeing non-forensic clients alongside my NHS work to offer trauma therapy. I then moved to work in female services with clients with offending, and non-offending, backgrounds before moving on to work with children and adolescents in an NHS Forensic CAMHS department.
I really enjoyed my work with children and young people in Forensic CAMHS and so leaned towards specialising in helping children with complex trauma, attending workshops and training related to EMDR with this client group. I started facilitating on Alexandra (Sandi) Richman’s EMDR training, and became an EMDR Child and Adolescent Consultant in 2014. I am currently working toward becoming a Europe Accredited EMDR Child Trainer.
I always had a private practice running alongside my NHS work but in 2018 I decided to take this to the next level, leaving the NHS and opening a Purple House Clinic franchise in Lincoln. I have enjoyed the development of my career towards management responsibilities, overseeing staff and service development, as well as still carrying out clinical work myself.