Karen brings a wealth of experience from her work with Children and Adolescents experiencing complex mental health problems. She spent two years working in a residential eating disorders unit before joining the NHS to work with young people and adults involved in the criminal justice system. In this role she worked with complex mental problems including anxiety, depression, trauma, challenging behaviours and developmental disorders. After qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist, she joined the NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Essex, offering assessments and interventions to children, young people and their families, before then returning to work with juvenile offenders. Karen’s is skilled in supporting parents whose children have behavioural problems, from extreme toddler tantrums to aggression and oppositional behaviour in teenagers. Karen’s knowledge base spans the range of childhood disorders and she brings with her invaluable experience of working with children with anxiety, worry, fears, phobias, low mood, sibling rivalry and OCD amongst others.
Karen has been commissioned as an expert witness to provide assessments for the courts of juvenile offenders.
Karen is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist accredited by the British Psychological Society and is registered with the HCPC.
AIM Assessment Intervention and Moving On – AIM
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – Salomons, University of Canterbury, Kent
BSc Psychology, the University of Wales, Cardiff