- You’re a clinical psychologist, what does this mean?
This means that I work with young people and families to try to understand and make sense of any difficulties that they may be facing, and provide them with support to improve their wellbeing.
- Where have you worked previously and/or what other roles do you hold (in and outside GIDS)?
I worked at GIDS during my final year of training to be a Clinical Psychologist and GIDS is my first job following qualifying as a clinical psychologist. As well as working at GIDS, I work at the University of Sheffield as a Research Associate, teaching and conducting research. Prior to working at GIDS, I worked in forensic settings where I worked with adults who had committed criminal offences and were experiencing mental health difficulties.
- What advice would you have to someone coming to their first appointment with you?
Just to be yourself, the first appointment is an opportunity for us to get to know you and vice versa!
- What is your favourite animal? Do you have any pets, and if so what are they?
Unfortunately I don’t have any pets at the moment (I’m not at home enough!), but I love dogs and would love to have a West Highland Terrier in the future.
- What is your favourite music genre?
That’s a difficult question! I like lots of different types of music: easy-listening, electro-pop, hip-hop and spoken word.