I have experience in supporting people with a variety of difficulties, including low mood and depression, low self-esteem, stress, anxiety, bereavement, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder and relationship problems. As well as therapeutic interventions I am also able to offer comprehensive psychological assessments, cognitive (IQ) assessments and functional assessments of behaviours that challenge. I am able to provide clinical supervision to other professionals delivering psychological interventions. I also provide consultations and training to organisations and services on a range of psychological issues.
I have worked in mental health services since 2006, and for the NHS since 2007. I completed my doctoral training and qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2011. I have worked with adults, children and young people, Looked After Children and adults with Learning Disabilities. Currently I work part time as a Senior Clinical Psychologist in the NHS with adults with Learning Disabilities and part time in private practice.
At the start of therapy we will go through a thorough assessment (80 minutes) to develop a shared understanding of your difficulties. We will use this information and information about your goals for therapy, alongside the scientific evidence base to decide on an intervention plan. I draw on the NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidance and wider evidence base to inform this plan. I believe that whilst professionals might hold the psychological knowledge, people are the experts on themselves and so a collaborative approach works best. I tend to offer short to medium term therapy; usually arranging between 6-10 sessions before a review. I offer free initial phone consultations, of up to 30 minutes, if you wish to discuss things prior to arranging a first assessment appointment.
BSc in Psychology
PGDip in Health Psychology
PsychD in Clinical Psychology
Advanced Professional Diploma in Positive Behaviour Support
Membership of Professional Bodies
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (PYL27135)
Chartered with the British Psychological Society (180062)
Member of the Division of Clinical Psychology (a division of the BPS)
Member of the Faculty for People with Intellectual Disabilities (a faculty of the BPS)
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Emma is available to see individuals at our Lewes practice.