I was pleased to join Beyond Psychology on a secondment placement in 2018, to which I happily joined the team from then on.
Prior to joining the team, I completed both my degree and master’s degree in Bangor, Wales, before returning to the North West. I worked on a Dementia Ward followed by a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit, before moving into primary mental health care to join the IAPT team in Salford. I have spent the past 10 years with the IAPT service, which is where I have built my clinical therapy skills. During that time, I become involved with a project to develop a trans-diagnostic group therapy model called The Take Control Course, in which I became one of the manual authors and lead facilitators. I have also trained in Mindfulness to be a group facilitator.
I have spent the past 7 years using the Method of Levels therapy model, to which I am one of two Method of Levels clinicians within Beyond Psychology. I use this model throughout all my one-to-one sessions, predominately with adults/parents/carers/staff. I have also helped develop the adolescent version of the Take Control Course, which is currently solely used within Beyond Psychology in school settings. I also help support and supervise others in their understanding of Method of Levels therapy, as well as training to become Take Control facilitators.
As the majority of my work has been based within the adult population, I was excited to join the Beyond Psychology team to gain a greater understanding of child development, trauma and attachment, through assessments alongside our specialist Clinical Psychologists.