This page tells you more about my work experience, the recent further training I have undertaken and professional registration.
I have had 22 years of working within the NHS, with adults across a wide range of difficulties, from primary care to forensic services. This involved assessment, therapy, groupwork, supervision, service evaluation and research and service development.
I am now a lecturer at the school of healthcare, the University of Leeds. I am the programme leader for the MA in psychotherapy and counselling.
Sep 2014 - current
Independent Clinical Psychologist
Feb 2016 - current
Lecturer in counselling and peychotherapy - University of Leeds
Jan 2017 - November 2019
Co-editor of Self & Society - journal for the Association of Humanistic Psychology
October 2014 - June 2016
Associate lecturer in counselling and psychology - Huddersfield University
December 2014 - Jan 2016
Assistant professor in counselling - University of Nottingham
December 2003 – December 2013
Bradford District Care Trust
January 2010 – December 2013
British Journal of Guidance and Counselling
October 2009 – February 2011
Director of MSc in person-centred psychotherapy
October 2006 – October 2008
University of Bradford, Centre for Citizenship and Community Mental health
Post-graduate certificate in Citizenship and mental health co-leader
Sep 2005 – Sep 2007
Secondment to Bradford Research Dementia Group at the University of Bradford
POPPS (Partnership for Older People’s Projects) peer educator course leader
Jan 1999 – Dec 2003
Leeds Community Mental health trust, community forensic team
Clinical Psychologist (acting Consultant Clinical Psychologist Jun 2000 - Dec 2001)
February 2002 – July 2002
Argosy University, Chicago, IL, USA
Adjunct Faculty member (Clinical Psychologist)
Oct 1996 – Dec 1998
Calderdale Health Authority
October 1992 – September 1996
St James’ Hospital, Leeds.
Trainee Clinical Psychologist
Sep 1991 – July 1992
Northampton Health Authority
Continuing Professional Development is important to make sure I am up to date with the latest information and developments and is a requirement for registration with HCPC.
|Course||Organisation and venue||Date|
|Ready for business||Airedale Enterprise Services, Keighley||2014|
|Commitment and freedom||Association of the Development of the Person Centred Approach, Nottingham University.||
|Power and politics in the NHS||Post Qualification Training (PQT) in Clinical Psychology, Wakefield||2013|
|Making a difference, making ourselves known||Qualitative methods in psychology, BPS, Huddersfield University||2013|
|Growth and the PCA: a system for individual and social change||British Association for the Person Centred Approach (BAPCA), Cirencester||2013|
|Counselling and Psychotherapy Research||British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)||2013|
|Lesbian conversations in therapy||Pink Therapy, London||2012|
|Anxiety||Person-centred and experiential psychotherapies world association, Antwerp.||2012|
|Complex trauma||PQT, West Yorkshire.||2012|
|Psychotherapy and politics||Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility||2012|
|Data analysis||West Yorkshire Research Development Consortium||2012|
|Person-centred couple and family work||Ffynnon counselling training, Wrexham.||2012|
I also kept up to date with all mandatory training in the NHS, which included information governance, child and adult protection, conflict resolution, basic life support, infection control, fire safety and manual handling.
Health Care Professions Council registered, PYL20123, renewal date: 01/06/2015
British Psychological Society chartered, membership number 222787.
Registered data controller with the Information commissioner's office
Up to date Enhanced Certificate (police check) with HM Disclosure and Barring service
What is professional registration?
The Health Care Professions Council maintain and publish a register of health care professionals who meet their standards. They prescribe standards of proficiency, conduct and ethics for all registrants and we have to meet standards of ongoing Continuing Professional Development.
Who can register?
Practitioner psychologists are one profession among many who can register with HCPC. If you are a qualified Clinical Psychologist, you must be registered with HCPC to use this 'protected title'. Thus the HCPC ensures that people who say they are Clinical Psychologists are appropriately qualified.
What is the BPS?
The British Psychological Society is the professional body for the discipline of psychology. It has a code of ethics and conduct that members must abide by and publishes a Directory of Chartered Psychologists. Chartered psychologist status is a 'mark of experience, competence and reputation for anyone looking to employ, consult or learn from a psychologist' (see BPS website). All qualified Clinical Psychologists are eligible to be Chartered.