Regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council
Natasha is a member of EMDR association and is working towards her accreditation in EMDR.
Dr Paula Butroid
Publications and Presentations
Natasha has worked as a Registered Mental Health Nurse since 2013 following graduating from The University of Salford. She specialises in working with children and young people who identify under the LGBTQ+ umbrella; her pronouns are she/her.
Natasha has a passion for identity, gender and sexuality and has a good understanding of the emotional difficulties that can occur alongside this. She is the LGBTQ+ North Regional Lead as part of NHS England.
Natasha has attended training at Tavistock and Portman, Leeds and the Proud Trust regarding Gender Identity.
Natasha works within an NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Outpatient Service working with young people with a range of mental health and emotional difficulties and she has experience working with eating disorders, trauma and gender identity. She also works within a Transition Service for young people aged 16-18 and provides advice to families, schools and young people under the LGBTQ+ umbrella.
Natasha has delivered Self Injurious Behaviour training to a range of professionals.
Within her role in the NHS Natasha is the Practice Education Lead for student nurses and works within an embedded Dialectical Behaviour Therapy team as a DBT therapist.
She additionally has a qualification as an Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist and works with young people who are experiencing symptoms of trauma. Natasha has also worked with the Resilience Hub supporting families and young people in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena attack.
Additionally Natasha has experience working as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in a private inpatient unit working with both adults and young people. Here, Natasha gained further experience of a range of mental health and emotional difficulties. Natasha developed her skills in different clusters of personality disorders and sexually offending behaviour and managing acute crisis, self injurious behaviour and suicidal ideation.
Prior to her role as a Registered Mental Health Nurse Natasha worked as a health care assistant on an inpatient mental health unit.
Natasha joined CAYP Psychology in 2018 and offers clinic appointments on Saturday mornings.
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
CAYP Psychology is based in Whitefield, Manchester, but we run six clinics across the North West
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.
Dr Daniel Weisberg, CPsychol
BSc, PhD, PGCert, ClinPsyD
Weisberg, D.P., & Beck, S.R. (2010). Children’s thinking about their own and others’ regret and relief. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 106, 184-191.
Weisberg, D.P., & Beck, S.R. (2012). The development of children's regret and relief. Cognition & Emotion, 26(5), 820-835.
Weisberg, D.P. (2013). Children’s thinking about regret and relief (Doctoral Thesis)
Beck, S.R., Weisberg, D.P., Burns, P., & Riggs, K.J. (2014). Conditional reasoning and emotional experience: a review of the development of counterfactual thinking. Studia Logica, 102(4), 673-689.
Weisberg., D. (2015). The International Parenting Survey: Child, Parent and Family Experiences in the UK (Doctoral Thesis)
Wittkowski, A., Garrett, C., Calam, R., & Weisberg, D. (2017). Self-report measures of parental self-efficacy: A systematic review of the current literature. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(11), 2960-2978.
Ghosh, A., Rust, S., Weisberg, D., Canal, M., Wijburg, F. A., Vaz, F. M., & Jones, S. A. (2018). High dose genistein aglycone in Sanfilippo syndrome: Results of a randomised, double-blinded, placebo controlled clinical trial. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism, 123(2), S51-S52.
Weisberg, D. (2019). Learning and Behaviour in Kabuki Syndrome. Presented to The Kabuki UK Information Day 2019. Watch the animation from the video here: https://youtu.be/jVR-YssS8yg
Gemma has worked in the in the NHS for the last nine years. She has worked within a variety of settings including adult mental health inpatient and prison services. The majority of her experience has been working with infants, children and adolescents. This includes Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) preventing child mental health and behavioural difficulties, child health inpatient and outpatient services supporting children and young people with a physical health condition and parent-infant mental health services. This innovative service focused on attachment and the importance of early years in parent infant relationships.
Gemma obtained an upper second class undergraduate degree at John Moore's University in 2009. She completed her Masters degree in Forensic Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) where she was awarded a merit. She completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Lancaster University (2017), completing specialist placements across Merseyside. Gemma's Doctoral thesis explored perceptions of resilience amongst staff working within paediatric trauma services.
Gemma is currently employed by a Paediatric Major Trauma Centre in the North-West. Her work there involves specialising in paediatric trauma and neuropsychology; working with families whose child has sustained traumatic injuries. Gemma also works with children and adolescents who have sustained an acquired brain injury. In her work there, Gemma regularly completes neuropsychological assessments with a range of cognitive difficulties with children and young people, including traumatic brain injury.
Gemma an interest in Mindfulness and has completed the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Gemma also has a qualification as an Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist and is a member of the EMDR Association. She currently works with adolescents and adults who are experiencing symptoms of trauma.
Gemma runs a clinic alternate Fridays in Rodney Street, Liverpool City Centre.
Dr Jenni Jardine, CPsychol
BSc (Hons), DClinPsy, PGDipCogTher
Registered Mental Health Nurse ; The University of Salford
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist
Dialectical Behaviour Therapist (DBT)
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).
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 has 5 years experience working within Manchester NHS Foundation Trust in CAMHS. As part of this service she also works with children with learning disabilities. Jenni offers evening and weekend clinics as part of CAYP Psychology from the Sale clinic.
Jenni completed her undergraduate psychology degree at the University of Northumbria (2002) and gained an upper second class degree. 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. Jenni completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Newcastle University (2011). She was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence Based Psychological Therapies - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by the University of Manchester (2017).
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (ClinPsyD); The University of Manchester
Psychology (BSc with Honours); The University of Central Lancashire
CBT Core principles and Practice; St Martins College
Psychoanalysis applied to personality disorder
Principles of psychotherapy, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Certificate in Social Sciences; The Open University
Animal Assisted Therapy, Level 3, Higher Distinction; Oplex Career
Specialist LGBT Advisor
Mental Health Nurse
Daniel has worked for NHS services for over eight years. He has experience of working within mental health services for adults, people with learning disabilities and older adults experiencing dementia, but the majority of his experience is 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 is currently employed by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and works within the Paediatric Psychosocial Department. In his work there, Daniel specialises in paediatric neuropsychology, and works into the paediatric epilepsy surgery, metabolic conditions, rare genetics, muscular dystrophy and neurofibromatosis teams.
Daniel obtained an upper second class 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 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.
Daniel founded CAYP Psychology in March 2016, and has seen it grow into a thriving psychological healthcare service for children, adolescents and young people across Greater Manchester and the North West.
Dr Miriam Wade
BSc, MSc, ClinPsyD
Psychology (BSc with Honours); The University of Northumbria Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy); University of Newcastle Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence Based Psychological Therapies for Children & Young People: Cognitive Behaviour Pathway (PGDipCogTher); The University of Manchester
Registered Practitioner Psychologist and member of the Health Care and Professionals Council (HCPC, PYL29627)
Registered Practitioner Psychologist and member of the Health Care and Professionals Council (HCPC, PYL32317)
Chartered Psychologist status within the British Psychological Society (BPS, 295610)
Registered member of the newly formed Association of Clinical Psychologists
Dr Gemma Foat-Smith
BSc, MSc, ClinPsyD