Bio: I'm a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working in the UK. After 17 years in the NHS I left in 2011 and set up my own company. We have subsequently taken on the challenge of introducing outcome measurement and improving the quality of services for Looked After Children. I have done a lot of expert witness work for the family courts. I also sit on various committees and am involved in lots of policy work. I run http://www.clinpsy.org.uk which is an internet site and forum for aspiring and practising clinical psychologists. We publish an e-magazine called Aspire periodically, for which I am editor. I have written a book called 'Attachment in Common Sense and Doodles' published by JKP, which tries to make current scientific and therapeutic knowledge about attachment and chronic developmental trauma accessible for adoptive and foster parents, residential care staff, professionals and lay people. I am trying focus on doing more research and consultancy, rather than court work. I want to expand my time for writing (of academic papers, psychology-related books and a novel), and I am currently experimenting with blogging and social media as means to disseminate psychological thinking.

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  1. Fatima Member says:

    Hiya, I am a recent psychology graduate looking for posts as an assistant psychologist. There are quite a few in which I meet the person specification. However, I am struggling to form answers for the application forms and what kind of information I should include along with the layout. Would it be possible for you to advise me or guide me? Thank you


  2. As someone considering a change of career direction towards clinics or counselling psychology, I wanted to say a huge ‘THANK YOU!!’ For the blog content as well as the clinpsych website. Both have been invaluable resources for me.

    Also, I really appreciate the way you bring your personal politics into your professional work and writing. It’s refreshing, and inspiring (I guess more so because I’m camped out over here on the left with you!).

    All the best!

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