My qualifications and background
I have always been interested in people and their stories, as well as having a passion for science, so clinical psychology was a natural career choice for me. After completing a BSc Honours degree in Psychology at the University of Glasgow in 1999, I gained experience as an assistant psychologist within the NHS. I went on to study Clinical Psychology in 2000, completing my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Glasgow in 2003.
After qualifying, I enjoyed building up a broad base of clinical experience in NHS roles. I worked with people experiencing common mental health difficulties, along with those adjusting to chronic and life-threatening illnesses and injuries, providing one-to-one and group work, along with pre-surgical assessments, supervision and consultation. Between 2013 and 2016 I worked in the field of post-graduate education with NHS Education for Scotland, co-developing their national programme of training in supervision of CBT during this time. Further to this I took up post as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in an NHS Gender Identity Service for adults. Since 2019 I have fulfilled a long-held ambition of building my own private practice in Glasgow’s Southside, working with adults facing a variety of life challenges and mental health difficulties.