I am passionate about my work in the field of adoption, fostering and looked after children. Using an attachment based model, I have a broad understanding of the difficulties faced by children and adults who have faced neglect, abuse and adversity during their early years.
I have published literature which considers the psychological consequences of early negative experiences upon adult.
I believe strongly in the importance of early intervention, and can offer Psychological Assessment, recommendations to Court Proceedings, and ongoing therapeutic support and guidance to young people affected by trauma and their caregivers. I have considerable experience of working with residential care workers, social workers, teachers, adoptive and foster parents and with individual children who are in care or are adopted. I am able to offer consultation or psychologically informed supervision to individuals or groups working in this field.