Dr. Heidi Mason
Heidi has been a qualified clinical psychologist for over 23 years and has worked for the NHS for over 25 years. She has extensive experience of working with children and young people who are experiencing health, social, emotional, behavioural, psychological, and relational difficulties. After she qualified as a clinical psychologist, she worked for Bolton CAMHS, before moving to Salford in 2004 to take up a specialist and senior post within that service. Heidi has specialist experience in working with children and young people and has been the lead for local services for children with learning disabilities and neurodiversity, leading on pathways for the assessment, diagnosis, intervention and support for children and families.
Heidi works as part of the highly experienced neurodevelopmental team at CAYP Psychology and specialises in the assessment of young people with autism and in their post-diagnostic care.
Heidi obtained her undergraduate psychology degree at the University of Central Lancashire in 1991 and completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1999 from the University of Liverpool.
Heidi is a registered practitioner psychologist, with the HCPC. Heidi is also a member of the British Psychological Society.
In addition to clinical work Heidi has provided training placements and supervision to other health and social care staff. Heidi has also been a member of senior leadership teams and has influenced the delivery of local services.
Heidi undertakes specialist assessments of children and young people, formulating their difficulties and identifying the appropriate intervention and support. Heidi has extensive experience of assessing children and young people presenting with neurodiversity and has trained other professionals in this area of specialism. Heidi has worked within a specialist feeding clinic for children presenting with feeding and behavioural difficulties. Heidi is a trained sleep counsellor and has experience of supporting improved sleeping behaviour for children with additional needs. Heidi has specialist knowledge and experience in offering relational and parenting support to families, both individual and within group settings.
Heidi is trained in the Webster Stratton Training Programme, Riding the Rapids, Parent Child Game, Sleep Scotland and the ADOS2.
- Psychology (BSc with honours)
The University of Central Lancashire
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
The University of Liverpool