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dr daniel weisberg

daniel@cayp-psychology.com
Managing Director
Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist
07446 502 690​

Dr. Daniel Weisberg

BSc. PhD. PGCert. ClinPsyD

Daniel has worked for NHS services for over ten 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, a highly specialised area of clinical psychology that aims to understand how children’s brains relate to their learning, behaviour and development. He works closely with children and families who are living with neurological health conditions, genetic disorders, metabolic diseases 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 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, the North East, London and 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 Professions Council (HCPC, PYL32317) and a registered member of the Association of Clinical Psychologists (ACP-UK, 134130).

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

dr miriam wade

miriam@cayp-psychology.com
Senior Clinical Psychologist

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.
dr miriam wade

miriam@cayp-psychology.com
Senior Clinical Psychologist

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 Professions Council (HCPC, PYL34440)

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

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 Professions Council (HCPC, PYL29627)

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
dr jenni jardine

jenni@cayp-psychology.com
Clinical Psychologist

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.

dr jenni jardine

jenni@cayp-psychology.com
Clinical Psychologist

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 Professions Council (HCPC, PYL27588)

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 anne moloney

anne@cayp-psychology.com
Clinical Psychologist
07809 624 229

Dr. Anne Moloney

BSc. MSc. PhD. ClinPsyD. PGDipCogTher

Anne has worked in NHS mental health services for over 13 years. Since qualifying as a clinical psychologist in 2010, she has specialised in child and adolescent mental health and has worked with a wide range of psychological difficulties. Anne is currently employed by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust where she continues to work. In particular Anne specialises in working with children and young people who have experienced trauma and anxiety disorders.

She was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Young People by the University of Manchester in 2018. She has also undertaken further training in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Prior to training as a Clinical Psychologist, Anne worked as a research assistant at the University of Manchester in the fields of forensic mental health, substance misuse and suicide prevention. She completed her PhD investigating suicidal behaviour in female prisoners in 2008.

Anne is a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC, PYL25771).

Professional Qualifications

  • Human Psychology (BSc)
    Aston University
  • Addictive Behaviours (MSc)
    The University of Liverpool
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Forensic Mental Health (PhD)
    The University of Manchester
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (ClinPsyD)
    The University of Manchester
  • Psychological Therapies for Children & Young People: Cognitive Behaviour Pathway (PGDipCogTher)
dr lucy singer

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 a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC, PYL039228)

Professional Qualifications

  • Psychology (BSc with honours)
    The University of Leeds
  • Health Psychology (MSc)
    Liverpool John Moores University
  • ​Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
    The University of Leeds
Dr Lisa Wardle

lisa.w@cayp-psychology.com
Clinical Psychologist
07703 051 570

Dr. Lisa Wardle

BSc. DClinPsy

Lisa has worked in the NHS for 14 years and has extensive experience of working with children and adolescents and their families and carers.

Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist, Lisa has worked in Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, respectively, and has worked in core services, learning disability services, safeguarding services and services for cared for children. Lisa is currently employed by Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust, working in Perinatal services. Lisa specialises in working with trauma, understanding attachment issues and emotional regulation difficulties and working with parents and carers. Lisa has experience of providing supervision, consultation and training to carers and professionals.

Lisa obtained a first class honours degree in Psychology from The University of Warwick (2005). Lisa worked as an assistant psychologist prior to completing the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Sheffield (2011).

Lisa joined CAYP psychology in 2021 and can offer work online and from the Whitefield clinic.

Lisa is a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC, PYL27347)

Professional Qualifications

  • Psychology (BSc with first-class honours)
    University of Warwick
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
    The University of Sheffield
Dr Charlotte Chapman
charlotte@cayp-psychology.com
Clinical Psychologist
TBC

Dr. Charlotte Chapman

BSc. MSc. DClinPsy

Charlotte is a senior Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the NHS since 2009. Charlotte was awarded her undergraduate degree in 2005, and qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2013. Charlotte is registered with the HCPC and runs clinics in Whitefield on Mondays and can also offer online sessions.

Charlotte has a wide range of experience working within mental health services. Charlotte currently works for Manchester Foundation Trust within a specialist perinatal and infant mental health team with parents and carers of children aged 0-5, with a focus on supporting secure early attachment

Charlotte specialises in supporting families with their relationships, communication and parenting confidence. Charlotte also is experienced in supporting children and families who have had difficult or traumatic experiences, including birth trauma and post natal depression.

Charlotte is accredited in using Video Interaction Guidance and is an accredited Incredible Years Parent group leader. Charlotte is also trained in using EMDR and CBT approaches.

Professional Qualifications

  • Psychology (BSc with honours)
    The University of York
  • Applied Forensic Psychology (MSc)
    University of York
  • ​Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
    The University of Sheffield
Dr Holly Hadfield
holly@cayp-psychology.com
Clinical Psychologist
07563 674 614

Dr. Holly Hadfield

BSc. MSc. DClinPsy

Holly has worked as a qualified Clinical Psychologist since 2017 and has experience supporting young people with psychological and emotional difficulties. She has particular interest and experience in supporting children, young people and their families. Since she qualified, Holly has worked for Manchester NHS Foundation Trust in a specialist perinatal and infant mental health service, supporting children under the age of 5 and their families to promote optimum psychological development, well-being, relationships and attachment. Holly enjoys working collaboratively with parents and caregivers to build on their strengths and confidence using her knowledge of child development and behaviour. Holly is able to offer support to families either virtually or at the Whitefield Clinic.

Holly gained a first class honours degree in Psychology from the University of Manchester in 2011, as well as a Masters in Clinical and Health Psychology in 2012, before training on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2014 at the same University. Throughout these degrees Holly focused her research on service users’ experience, and has a passion for understanding and optimising the experience of therapy. Holly has published research on the experience of therapy for postnatal depression

Prior to training as a Clinical Psychologist, Holly worked with children who were Looked After in Care. She developed an understanding of, and interest in, supporting children with social and emotional difficulties as well as supporting those who cared for them.

Holly has additional training in the Incredible Years Preschool and Baby Parent Programmes and is also an accredited Video Interaction Guidance practitioner. She also has an additional certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and is trained to use a variety of therapeutic models such as Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) and Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy (PIT).

Holly is a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC; PYL34834)

Professional Qualifications

  • Psychology (BSc with first-class honours)
    The University of Manchester
  • Clinical and Health Psychology (MSc)
    The University of Manchester
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
    The University of Manchester

Liverpool

Dr Gemma Foat-Smith

gemma@cayp-psychology.com
Senior Clinical Psychologist
07863088074

Dr. Gemma Foat-Smith

BSc. MSc. ClinPsyD

Gemma has worked in the in the NHS for over ten years. Her experience has been primarily with supporting infants, children and adolescents living with a range of physical and mental health difficulties. Gemma specialises in paediatric neuropsychology.

Gemma’s main role is working in a Paediatric Major Trauma Centre in the NHS and she works within Major Trauma and Neuro-Rehabilitation specialties. Within this role Gemma uses a systemic and flexible approach to supporting young people and their families following a traumatic incident. Gemma draws on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), as recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) when working with this client group. Gemma is also a qualified therapist in using Eye Movement Desensitization and Re-Processing (EMDR). Within her role Gemma also supports young people and their families who have sustained a traumatic brain injury. She regularly completes neuropsychological assessments with a range of complex presentations across the child’s lifespan up to 18 years old. Gemma uses her knowledge of paediatric emotional trauma and brain injury, to complete an extensive assessment and tailor the neuropsychological assessment accordingly.

Gemma obtained an upper second-class undergraduate degree at John Moore’s University in 2009. She completed her master’s degree in forensic psychology at the University of Central Lancashire (2011) 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 runs a clinic in Rodney Street, Liverpool on Fridays. These clinics offer intellectual and specialist neuropsychological assessments.

Gemma is a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC, PYL34749)

Professional Qualifications

  • Psychology (BSc with honours)
    St. John Moore’s University
  • Forensic Psychology (MSc)
    The University of Central Lancashire
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (ClinPsyD)
    Lancaster University

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Dr Laura Surley

Dr. Laura Surley

BSc. DClinPsy

Laura has worked for NHS psychology services for 13 years. She has experience of working with people of all ages who experience social, emotional and psychological difficulties. Since qualifying in 2016, Laura has specialised in working with people with learning disabilities who experience emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Laura currently works for Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Foundation Trust. She is a Systemic Family Therapy Practitioner. Laura is based in the North East.

Laura obtained her undergraduate psychology degree at Newcastle University in 2007 and completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Newcastle University in 2016, graduating with a distinction in research. She has published work on adapting CBT for people with learning disabilities in an international peer reviewed journal and has presented this research at national conferences.

Prior to qualifying Laura worked for the Prison Service with young offenders. After moving to the NHS, Laura worked with children and young people with learning disabilities and mental health difficulties. She also worked in a second opinion autism diagnostic service.

Laura is a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC, PYL33419).

Professional Qualifications

  • Psychology (BSc)
    Newcastle University
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
    Newcastle University
Dr Stef Gunn

stef@cayp-psychology.com
Highly Specialist Counselling Psychologist
TBC

Dr. Stef Gunn

BSc., MSc., DCounsPsy

Stef has worked in various NHS mental health, learning disability and neurodevelopmental teams since 2008. She is experienced in working with children, young people and adults who experience a range of psychological, social and emotional difficulties, and has a special interest in exploring relationships within families, and using the child-parent relationship to develop the child’s psychological wellbeing.

Stef qualified as a counselling psychologist in 2013 at Teesside University, with clinical placements in the NHS, voluntary sector and educational settings, including a specialist residential school for neurodiverse young people with mental health difficulties. It was here that Stef developed her passion for working with children and young people on the autism spectrum. Upon qualifying as a psychologist, Stef moved to Liverpool and worked in adult learning disability and autism assessment services for 3 years. She then moved back to the North East to work in North Tyneside, supporting NHS and council employees experiencing mental health difficulties. Stef currently works for Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, conducting comprehensive autism, ADHD and cognitive assessments with children and young people.

Stef adopts a creative, flexible and curious approach in her clinical work. She is especially experienced in supporting parents through attachment focused exploration, and in supporting young people and adults through various psychological models of therapy, including cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Stef joined CAYP Psychology in 2021 and offers appointments via Zoom video conferencing, and also appointments in the North East clinic in Gosforth. Stef is a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC, PYL30385).

Professional Qualifications

  • Psychology with Clinical Psychology (BSc with Honours)
    The University of Lincoln
  • Health Psychology (MSc)
    Teesside University
  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DCounsPsy)
    Teesside University

Norfolk

dr cheontell barnes
cheontell@cayp-psychology.com
Senior Clinical Psychologist
TBC

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).

dr cheontell barnes
cheontell@cayp-psychology.com
Senior Clinical Psychologist
TBC

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 Professions Council (HCPC, PYL33242)

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

Tonbridge

Dr Diana Goldsmith

diana@cayp-psychology.com
Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist
07966 239715

Dr. Diana Goldsmith

BSc. MSc. DClinPsy

Diana is a Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (UK). She specialises in working with children, young people and their families. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Toronto, Canada followed by a Masters at East London University and finally a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University. She has over 7 years’ experience of working with children, young people and adults in various settings within the NHS as well as independently. 

Dr Goldsmith has an extensive background in mental health research with the Universities of Kings College London, East London, Canterbury Christ Church and in Canada with Sick Kids Hospital, Sunnybrook Hospital and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She is a member of the Compassionate Mind Foundation and has spoken at their annual conference regarding on-going research in Compassion Focused Therapy. She specialises in several therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic, Narrative, Behavioural, Mentalisation-based therapy and Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT). She has worked for the NHS in both mainstream and disability CAMHS services. She is also a Mum and is very familiar with the challenges and complexities of family life.

Professional Qualifications

  • Psychology (BSc. with Honours)
    The University of Toronto
  • Psychology (MSc.)
    University of East London
  • ​Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
    Canterbury Christ Church University

Online Psychologists

dr charlene rouski
charlene@cayp-psychology.com
Senior Clinical Psychologist
07984 623 115​

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 Professions Council (HCPC, PYL34664)

Professional Qualifications

  • Psychology (BSc with Honours)
    John Moore’s University
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
    Lancaster University
dr jodie finch

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 Professions Council (HCPC, PYL37655) and a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS 317335).​

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

brendan@cayp-psychology.com
Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist
07786 009381

Dr. Brendan Dunlop

BSc. DClinPsy

Dr Brendan J Dunlop (he/him) is a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist working within NHS low secure forensic services. As well as this, Brendan is a Clinical Lecturer in Clinical Psychology on the University of Manchester’s Doctorate in Clinical Psychology training programme. Brendan has worked within psychology and mental health for almost 10 years, and he has experience working with clients across the lifespan, with a wide range of presenting difficulties.

Brendan’s research and clinical interests centre around minoritised mental health (particularly LGBTQ+ people), self-harm and suicide prevention. Brendan supervises Trainee Clinical Psychologist research projects in these areas, and lectures on these topics. Brendan is also the author of the new upcoming book: “The Queer Mental Health Workbook” that will be published in March 2022 and aims to help young people and adults identifying as LGBTQ+ with a variety of mental health challenges that are particularly prevalent within this population.

Brendan obtained his BSc degree in Psychology and Language Sciences from University College London (UCL) in 2015. He has recently completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manchester.

Clinical Psychologists are trained in a variety of therapies and therapeutic approaches. For Brendan, he primarily works with clients using Narrative Therapy techniques, relational concepts and theories (particularly from Cognitive Analytic Therapy) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Brendan will always give a choice of approaches to clients that he is working with and discuss why he believes a particular approach (based on the evidence base for the primary difficulty a client may be experiencing) could be most beneficial.

Within therapy, Brendan believes that core considerations should be given to a client’s social and cultural context, interpersonal relations, and the interaction between intersecting aspects of an individual’s experience of the world. This is so that difficulties can be considered within context, so that any changes or progress in therapy will have a greater likelihood of success ‘in the real world’.

Whilst Brendan is trained to work with a multitude of mental health and wellbeing challenges, he has particular expertise working with late adolescents and adults that have difficulties with:

– Interpersonal trauma (trauma resulting from difficulties with relationships)
– Self-harm/self-injury (in the broadest sense; including physically injuring the body, self-harmful eating behaviours, self-harmful sexual behaviour, or self-harmful substance misuse)
– so-called ‘Personality disorders’
– Low mood/depression
– Feelings of anxiety
– Difficulties with emotional regulation
– Other mental health difficulties that particularly present in, or affect, LGBTQ+ people, or those from other minoritised backgrounds (such as Black, Indigenous, and other People of Colour, people that are neurodivergent or people that are disabled). This includes managing microaggressions, gender identity concerns, intersectional challenges and experiences of oppression.
– Adjustment to physical health conditions, in particular a diagnosis of HIV

Brendan recognises that people can often experience multiple mental health concerns or challenges at the same time. Exploring the links between these challenges and how they fit with a client’s story and experience, as well as current contextual information at the time, are crucial to working out a plan for intervention. Sometimes people need specific strategies or techniques to manage, and sometimes people just need a safe, reflective, and compassionate space to discuss what is going on for them. Brendan works with clients to collaboratively create a plan for therapy and will discuss this in the context of a client’s specific goals.

Brendan is open to feedback from clients, and if a particular therapeutic approach is not working for a particular client, then that’s OK! Brendan can discuss alternatives, including the pros and cons of specific approaches, for a client’s specific circumstances.

Brendan is a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (PYL039850).

 

Dr 'Murewa Akintola

Dr. Murewa Akintola

BSc. MSc. ClinPsyD

Murewa has worked in NHS services for 17 years, beginning as a Primary Care Mental Health Graduate Worker in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies scheme (IAPT). She went on to begin her post graduate training at the University of Birmingham in 2005 where she developed a passion for working collaboratively with children, young people and their families; to alleviate distress related to emotional, relational, behavioural and physical health difficulties using psychological evidence-based ideas.

Murewa qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2008, afterwards she worked in a Family Therapy service in Birmingham, undertaking therapeutic work with individuals ,couples and families. Murewa was then employed by the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital specialising in working with children, young people and their families who are experiencing emotional distress and physical health conditions. Alongside this, Murewa also provides teaching and training, and supervision to a variety of professionals.

Murewa draws upon Compassion Focussed Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy having done further training in these approaches. Murewa individualises the therapy to the needs of her clients but kindness, playfulness and authenticity are hallmarks of her therapeutic style.

Murewa is available for remote appointments, via Zoom video conferencing.

Murewa is a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC, PYL24870)

Professional Qualifications

  • Psychology (BSc)
    Nottingham University
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
    The University of Birmingham