about me


I began my career working in the NHS over 15 years ago, providing face to face and group based psychological interventions. During this time I worked in different services, including the Primary Care Assessment and Treatment Team (PCATT) and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), in Suffolk, Gloucestershire and North Bristol. I then worked in acute psychiatry at The Priory Hospital in Bristol, providing psychological therapies and managing the therapy service department. In 2015 I began my current role as a Senior Lecturer at the University in Worcester and I also joined the Open University of 2020. I also work as a Specialist Advisor for the Care Quality Commission (CQC) where I provide specialist advice and input into the regulatory inspection processes.

post qualification 

I have undertaken training courses in;

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an approach that promotes a state of present moment awareness, focus and openness, enabling individuals to deal with difficult thoughts and emotions.
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) teaches individuals ways to deal with difficult thoughts and emotions, thus, lessening the impact they have on day to day life.
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories.

registration / accrediting bodies

  • British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
  • British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)


I have written 2 textbooks, the first with Sage and the second with Open University Press.