Professional Qualifications


Natural Sciences (BA, MA)

           The University of Cambridge

Psychology and Education (MPhil)

           The University of Cambridge

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)

           The University of East London

charlene@cayp-psychology.com

Senior Clinical Psychologist
07984 623 115

Dr Cheontell Barnes
BSc. MSc, DClinPsy

Cheontell is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years’ experience of supporting people experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties. Cheontell completed her Doctorate training in Clinical Psychology at the University of Essex, following her specialist placement at the Tavistock and Portman in 2015. Prior to this Cheontell obtained a Distinction in her MSc in Clinical Psychology and Mental Health at the University of Sussex (2010), and a 2:1 hons in her BSc Psychology at the University of Sussex (2006).

Cheontell is an experienced Clinical Psychologist trained in a number of psychological models including Cognitive Behavioural, Systemic, and Psychodynamic. Cheontell works with children, young people and families, she has developed specialist skills working with complex and developmental trauma, attachment issues, looked after and adopted children, and children on the edge of care. Cheontell has worked closely with partner agencies including the local authority and education. She has undertaken further training in assessments of parent child relationships, and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR and R-Tep), CAT, Trauma Focussed-CBT and Compassion Focussed Therapy. In addition to direct work with children and families, she offers consultation and supervision to other professionals, provides teaching and training for various professional groups. She has gained experience working in adult, child, and specialist forensic and neuropsychology services. She has worked in both NHS and the charitable sectors and has a private practice in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Cheontell joined CAYP Psychology in 2020 and will offer appointments via Zoom video conferencing and face to face interventions where possible and necessary (in line with Covid-19 guidelines).

 Cheontell is a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care and Professionals Council (HCPC, PYL33242)

erin@cayp-psychology.com

Clinical Psychologist
07732 070 972

cheontell@cayp-psychology.com

Clinical Psychologist
TBC

Professional Qualifications


Psychology (BSc with Honours)

           John Moore's University

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)

          Lancaster University

Dr Lucy Singer
BSc. MSc, DClinPsy

Lucy has worked in a variety of NHS mental health services since 2014. She has worked with children and families in various settings, such as Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and CAMHS. She uses a mainly relationship-focused approach to working with children and young people experiencing social, emotional and psychological difficulties, drawing upon a variety of therapy models - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT0 and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) - based on the needs of the child. Although passionate about working with children of all ages, Lucy’s specialist interest lies in working with parents and infants to support early relationships to promote the best possible start in life for young children.

Lucy obtained her Undergraduate Psychology degree from the University of Leeds. She completed a Masters degree in Health Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University and completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Leeds. Lucy joined CAYP Psychology in 2020 and is available for face-to-face and remote appointments, via Zoom video conferencing.

Lucy is awaiting her registration for practitioner psychologist status with the Health and Care and Professionals Council

jenni@cayp-psychology.com

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Francine Bear
BSc. DClinPsy

Francine has worked within the NHS for over seven years, which includes considerable experience working with children and young people from diverse backgrounds and contexts, their families and schools. She currently works for a Specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service in London (East London NHS Trust), where she supports young people with a range of complex social and emotional presentations including low mood and emotion regulation difficulties, anxiety, self-harm and difficulties within family and peer relationships. Francine is passionate about her therapeutic interactions, and draws on numerous evidence-based therapeutic models including CBT, Compassion Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Systemic approaches to inform these. She also works closely with parents and has experience of delivering parenting and attachment-based interventions.

Francine obtained an upper second-class honours degree in BSc Psychology at Cardiff University (2006), after which she gained experience across a range of mental health settings, worked as a Research Assistant at the Institute of Psychiatry in London and helped to set up a bereavement support charity, where she continues to contribute to the ongoing development of the service as a member of the Board of Trustees. She went on to complete her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London (2016), which included a specialist placement at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Francine joined CAYP Psychology in 2020 and is available for remote appointments, via Zoom video conferencing.


Francine is a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care and Professionals Council (HCPC, PYL33783) 

francine@cayp-psychology.com

Clinical Psychologist
07732 557 131

Professional Qualifications


Psychology (BSc: First Class with Honours)

           The University of East Anglia

Mental Health: Psychological Therapies (MSc: Distinction)

           Queen Mary University of London

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (ClinPsyD)

           The University of East Anglia

Meet our clinical psychologists


Dr Daniel Weisberg
BSc. PhD. PGCert. ClinPsyD

Daniel has worked for NHS services for over nine years. He has substantial experience of working with children, adolescents and young people experiencing health, social, emotional and psychological difficulties.

After he qualified as a clinical psychologist, he worked within Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust for Children's Psychological Services. He moved to Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and currently works within the Paediatric Psychosocial Department. In his work there, Daniel specialises in paediatric neuropsychology, and works closely with children and families who are living with a neurological health condition, genetic disorder, metabolic disease and other health conditions.

Daniel obtained his undergraduate psychology degree at the University of Birmingham (2007) and completed his PhD investigating children's understanding and experience of regret and relief (2011). During his PhD, he published work in international peer-reviewed academic journals and presented his work at national and international conferences, including in Oxford, Nottingham, Birmingham, Denver, Las Vegas, Granada and Budapest. Daniel worked as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) rollout (2012) for two years. Daniel then went on to complete his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester (2015), with specialist placements across Manchester and the North West, whilst developing a specialist interest in cognitive assessment and paediatric neuropsychology. 

Daniel has served as the co-editor of the Developmental Psychology Forum, the newsletter of the British Psychological Society's Developmental Psychology Section, and has reviewed several academic manuscripts for publication.

Daniel founded CAYP Psychology in March 2016, and has seen it grow into an award-winning, highly sought after psychological healthcare service for Children, Adolescents and Young People across Greater Manchester and the North West, and most recently, online across the country. He is based in the CAYP Psychology head office in Whitefield, Manchester, and runs clinics on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.


Daniel is a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care and Professionals Council (HCPC, PYL32317) and a registered member of the Association of Clinical Psychologists (ACP-UK, 134130)

Professional Qualifications


Psychology (BSc)

           The University of Sussex

Clinical Psychology and Mental Health (MSc)

           The University of Sussex

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)

           The University of Essex

Dr Laura Roughan
BSc. ClinPsyD

Laura started her career as an ABA tutor working with children with severe autism (2002-2004). Throughout training and following qualifying as a clinical psychologist, Laura has developed a special interest and expertise in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder). Laura has previously worked in the Social Communication Disorder Clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital working within a specialist autism assessment team. She has experience carrying out a range of assessments of complex neurodevelopmental presentations and comorbid mental health disorders and fully trained in the use of 3Di and Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2), both widely recognised as the leading assessment tools in their field. Within this role, Laura contributed to research within the field and was involved in developing evidence-based psychoeducation packages for parents and for children with autism.

Laura spent 7 years working as a clinical psychologist in a child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) for East London NHS Trust. Laura led a multiagency autism assessment service and was responsible for delivering interventions for children with neurodevelopmental disorders who also present with mental health problems. Laura uses evidence-based approaches, adapting therapy to the individuals needs and goals and drawing on cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) and systemic approaches.

Laura has recently taken on a new role as a consultant clinical psychologist, working within the leadership team in Southampton CAMHS, implementing government initiates (e.g., mental health teams in schools; reducing wait times and implementing new models of care). Laura supervises and consults to those working more directing with children and young people and supports the delivery of neurodevelopmental and mental health services across the city.

Laura also offers private consultation to other teams on running autism assessment and intervention services and works at a strategic level around improving the quality of services that are delivered.


Laura is a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care and Professionals Council (HCPC, PYL25930) 

Dr Jodie Finch
BSc. MSc, ClinPsyD

Jodie has worked for NHS services for over five years. Jodie has experience of working with children, young people and families with a range of social, emotional and psychological difficulties. Jodie is currently employed by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, specialising in working with children who are Looked After and where there are concerns relating to Harmful Sexual Behaviour in children and young people. Jodie uses an integrative approach in her therapeutic work drawing upon principles from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systemic and Attachment based theories.

Jodie obtained a first-class honours degree in BSc Psychology at the University of East Anglia (2013) and completed her MSc in Mental Health: Psychological Therapies at Queen Mary University of London (2016). During this time Jodie worked with a range of presentations including substance use, adult mental health, older adult mental health and child and adolescent mental health as well as working as a Research Assistant within the NHS. Jodie then went on to complete her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of East Anglia (2019), with specialist placements across Norfolk and Suffolk focusing on working with children, young people and families. Jodie has published research in peer-reviewed academic journals exploring service delivery for children and young people who have experienced trauma. Jodie joined CAYP Psychology in 2020 and will offer appointments via Zoom video conferencing.


Jodie is a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care and Professionals Council (HCPC, PYL37655) and a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS 317335).​

Professional Qualifications


Psychology (BSc with honours)

           The University of Leeds

Health Psychology (MSc)

           Liverpool John Moores University

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) - Awaiting Registration

           The University of Leeds

Dr Charlene Rouski
BSc, DClinPsy

Charlene worked in the NHS for 10 years before starting to work for the private sector nearly three years ago. Charlene has experience of working with children, young people, families and Looked After Children who are experiencing psychological distress. She has experience of supporting young people and young adults who experience an array of difficulties including psychological, emotional and behavioural difficulties. In her current role, Charlene works with a variety of client groups, including young people and families with complex needs, working in residential care provisions, education provisions, fostering and adoption services and services that support care-experienced young people. She also supports young people who have experienced developmental trauma, who have difficulties within their attachment relationships and who have emotional regulation and behavioural difficulties. Charlene utilises an integrated approach where she draws upon attachment and trauma informed frameworks to guide her work. She also draws upon CFT, DBT and CAT informed approaches. She has a special interest in attachment theory, developmental trauma, self-harming behaviours and parenting support. Charlene understands the importance of building a safe relationship during the therapy and ensures that her approach is creative, flexible and tailored to the clients needs.

Charlene obtained an upper second class psychology degree at John Moore’s University (2010). Charlene the went onto completing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Lancaster University (2017). Charlene has also presented her research on the impact of self-harm in an inpatient adolescent setting at a conference for the BPS (British Psychological Society) and has published in a mental health peer reviewed journal. Charlene joined CAYP Psychology in 2020 and runs clinics in Warrington and via Zoom video conferencing.


Charlene is a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care and Professionals Council (HCPC, PYL34664) 

Professional Qualifications

Psychology (BSc with Honours)

           The University of Central Lancashire 


CBT Core Principles and Practice

           St. Martin's College 


Psychoanalysis applied to personality disorder

Principles of Psychotherapy           

           Cumbria Partnership NHSFT 


Social Sciences Certificate

           The Open University 


Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (ClinPsyD)

           The University of Manchester


Animal Assisted Therapy, Level 3

           Oplex Career

paula@cayp-psychology.com

Clinical Psychologist
​07494 651 386

lisa@cayp-psychology.com

Clinical Psychologist
07834 870 985

Dr Miriam Wade
BSc. MSc. ClinPsyD

Miriam has worked as a clinician within the NHS for the past six years. Miriam has experience of working with people of different ages and backgrounds who are struggling with psychological distress. For example, she has worked within adult, older adult, learning disability, forensic and child mental health services. During her training as a Clinical Psychologist, Miriam chose to specialise in working with children, adolescents and their families who were experiencing a range of psychological and emotional difficulties. Miriam is currently employed by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust where she continues this work. In particular, Miriam specialises in working with children and young people who have experienced trauma as well as families who are experiencing difficulties within parent-child relationships. Miriam also works with children and adolescents who are struggling with eating disorders and a range of other behavioural and emotional difficulties.

Prior to her role within the NHS, Miriam spent several years working as a research assistant at the University of Manchester where she contributed to mental health research. Miriam also spent time working within adult mental health services where she delivered face-to-face therapeutic interventions as well as computerised cognitive behavioural therapy. Miriam has also worked within education as both a teaching assistant and as a research assistant exploring mainstream educational provision for children with autistic spectrum disorders. Miriam has presented at conferences for the BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies) and has published academic peer-reviewed journal articles on mental health. She has also written a book chapter on emotional regulation.

Miriam was awarded a first class honours degree from the University of Manchester for her Undergraduate Psychology degree (2006). She completed a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology at the Manchester Metropolitan University (2010) and she completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester (2017). Miriam joined CAYP Psychology in 2018 and runs clinics in Stockport on a Monday morning.


Miriam is a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care and Professionals Council (HCPC, PYL34440)


Dr Lisa Jayne Walker
BSc. MSc, ClinPsyD

Lisa has worked in NHS mental health services since 2010, and in NHS Specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health services (CAMHS) since 2016. She is re-locating from London to Manchester from 1st July 2020 and will be working in the Central Manchester CAMHS team (Manchester University Hospital NHS). Lisa is passionate about normalising mental health and making a change before problems become entrenched.

Therapeutically, Lisa specialises in individual work with secondary school aged young people (11-18 years) experiencing difficulties with depression, anxiety disorders and substance misuse. Lisa uses an evidence-based approach, adapting therapy to individual needs and goals, drawing on cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) approaches.

Lisa has experience providing teaching, training, consultation and supervision for a range of professionals. For the past year, she has worked as a CAMHS worker in schools, providing consultation, training, teaching and supervision to teachers and senior leadership, giving her specialist skills in working with education services.

Lisa completed her undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences and Masters in Psychology and Education at the University of Cambridge, Downing College. Lisa worked as an assistant psychologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital before completing her clinical psychology doctorate at the University of East London.


Lisa is a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care and Professionals Council (HCPC, PYL34690) 

Professional Qualifications

Psychology (BSc with Honours)

           The University of Birmingham


Doctor of Philosophy, Cognitive Development (PhD)

           The University of Birmingham


Advanced Practice Interventions for Mental Health, Primary Care Pathway (PGCert)

           The University of Manchester


Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (ClinPsyD)

           The University of Manchester

lucy@cayp-psychology.com

Clinical Psychologist in Training
07395 969 332

Dr Jenni Jardine
BSc. DClinPsy, PGDipCogTher

Jenni has worked in the NHS since 2003 and as a Clinical Psychologist since 2011. She specialises in child and adolescent mental health and works with a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties, and with children and young people with autism spectrum conditions.

Post-qualification, Jenni worked within Newcastle Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust and as part of her role was lead author on a systematic review about self-reported quality of life of young children with congenital health conditions. Jenni worked for 7 years within a specialist CAMHS service in Manchester NHS Foundation Trust across the core service and service for children with neurodevelopmental and learning disabilities. Jenni now works in child and adolescent mental health research for Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust. Jenni offers evening clinics as part of CAYP Psychology.

Jenni completed her undergraduate psychology degree at the University of Northumbria (2002). As an Assistant Psychologist, Jenni was part of a child mental health research programme and was involved in several research publications. She also worked as an Assistant Psychologist at Booth Hall Children's Hospital (Manchester). Jenni completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Newcastle University (2011). She was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Young People by the University of Manchester (2017).


Jenni is a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care and Professionals Council (HCPC, PYL27588)

jodie@cayp-psychology.com

Clinical Psychologist
07401 317 942

daniel@cayp-psychology.com

Managing Director

Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist
​07446 502 690​

Dr Erin Hope Thompson
BSc. ClinPsyD

Erin has worked for the NHS, charity and private sector for over six years. She has a vast amount of experience working with children and young people of different ages, cultures and backgrounds.

Erin is the Founder and Director of a London bereavement charity, and also works for a children’s charity supporting families where a young person has a life-limiting illness. Erin also works for Kingston Hospital in London providing support to families where there has been a pregnancy loss. She runs a private clinic in London where she has experience working with children and young people experiencing a range of psychological, social, emotional and health difficulties. At the heart all her work is being collaborative and tailoring approaches to peoples’ specific needs.

Erin obtained a 1st class undergraduate degree in Psychology from City University London in 2008. She then worked as a Research Psychologist for two years before embarking on her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University College London (UCL).

In February 2017, Erin was awarded the prestigious honour of a Winston Churchill Fellowship, which involves investigating inspiring practice in other countries, and returning to the UK with innovative ideas for the benefit of people across the UK. Her area of expertise was bereavement. In August 2017 Erin was invited to join the Wall of Honour at the Royal Society of Medicine, a place where doctors, nurses, surgeons and other professionals from across the spectrum of medicine and healthcare are recognised for their dedication, both to their patients and their work.


Erin is a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care and Professionals Council (HCPC, PYL31225).

Professional Qualifications

Psychology (BSc with Honours)

           The University of Manchester


Forensic Psychology (MSc)

           Manchester Metropolitan University 


Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (ClinPsyD)

           The University of Manchester

laura@cayp-psychology.com

Consultant Clinical Psychologist
TBC

miriam@cayp-psychology.com

Senior Clinical Psychologist
​07421 897 916​

Professional Qualifications

Psychology (BSc with Honours)

           The University of Northumbria


Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (ClinPsyD)

           The University of Newcastle

Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence Based Psychological Therapies for Children & Young People: Cognitive Behaviour Pathway (PGDipCogTher)

           The University of Manchester

Dr Paula Butroid
BSc. ClinPsyD

Paula has worked for NHS services for over 13 years. She has experience of working within mental health services for adults, people with learning disabilities and older adults experiencing memory problems and dementia, but most of her experience is with children, adolescents, young people and their families experiencing social, emotional and psychological difficulties. Following qualification as a clinical psychologist, she worked within Trafford Children and Adolescents Mental Health Services (CAMHs) and Trafford Looked after Children’s services. She has recently left the NHS to pursue a career as an independent clinical psychologist.

Paula obtained a First-class honours degree in Psychology and was also awarded project of the year from the University of Central Lancashire in 2005. She worked as an assistant psychologist for Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust for 3 years, initially working with adults and then expanding her experience to working with children and families and working onto a secure acute inpatient ward. Paula then went on to complete her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester (2013), with specialised placements across Manchester and the North West, whilst developing a specialist interest in complex trauma, gender development and improving the quality of therapeutic relationships.

Paula runs a clinic in South Manchester and practices from the Brooklands Therapy Rooms (near Brooklands Met).


Paula is a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care and Professionals Council (HCPC, PYL29627)