My Qualifications and Experience

I am a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, and have been working as a Clinical Psychologist, both in the NHS and in private practice, for over 25 years.  I have a Ph.D. in Clinical Neurosciences from the University of Edinburgh.

I am Professional Lead in Neuropsychology, based at the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton. I am an Honorary Lecturer on the Doctorate Training Course in Clinical Psychology at the  University of Teesside, and I am a Visiting Lecturer on the Doctorate Training Course in Clinical Psychology, University of Leeds.  I also contribute to the Post-Graduate training for mental health professionals.  

In addition to my clinical work, I provide specialist supervision to clinical psychologists and  other mental health professionals.

In my clinical work, I deal with a range of neuropsychological and related health problems. A key treatment consideration is the relationship between emotion and physical illness.  I am particularly interested in mind-body connections, and the role that stress plays in physical symptoms.

In addition to my clinical and supervision roles, I am a freelance writer on psychological and health issues, and enjoy translating complex brain-behaviour issues into everyday, accessible language, to help people understand and make sense of their difficulties.

Professional Standards

I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPsS), and am a member of the BPsS Divisions of Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology and Health Psychology.  I am on the list of practitioners holding the BPsS Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN).  I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

I have undergone Bond Solon Training for Expert Witnesses, and I am listed in the Register of Expert Witnesses.  I am a member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.  I abide by the ethical and professional codes of conduct of these professional bodies.