BSc (Hons), MSc
Trainee Clinical Psychologist
What I do
I am currently in my first year at the Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training. My first placement is in Child and Adolescent Mental Health within the Getting More Help Pathway Buckinghamshire CAMHS.
Prior to clinical training, I worked as an Assistant Psychologist in a CAMHS eating disorders service. Within this role I worked therapeutically with young people and their families with a range of eating disorders, using predominantly a CBT & DBT informed approach.
As part of service development I had the opportunity to lead on patient involvement. This challenged me to develop creative ways to involve patients and highlighted the importance of this often undervalued resource.
Prior to this I worked as an Assistant Psychologist within IAPT working with adults with Long-Term Health Conditions, delivering evidence based treatments via individual and group work. I enjoyed the health psychology component of this work and developed an appreciation of the importance of bridging the gap between physical and mental health care.
Whilst working with IAPT I analysed data and assisted with the write up of a Department of Health funded research paper evidencing the clinical and economic effectives of a stepped care pathway for patients with cardiac conditions and co-morbid anxiety and depression.
Previous to this I worked as a Research Assistant with the Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network in Oxford. Within this role I developed a strong passion for research and an appreciation of the integral role this has in improving outcomes for patients. I enjoyed working with the Older Adult Population and am really looking forward to my Older Adult placement next year.