Practicing psychologists have the professional training and clinical skills to help those people who find themselves struggling to cope with a variety of difficult life issues and mental health problems that sometimes arise throughout our lifetime. Psychologists help by using a variety of techniques based on the best available research and consider someone’s unique values, characteristics, goals and circumstances and offer evidence based interventions to ensure best practice. Psychological interventions can help a person, or couples develop a better understanding of how they relate to self and others and how these interactions may sometimes cause you difficulties in your life. Psychological interventions can also help a person to change the way they think, feel and act to alleviate and manage psychological difficulties and improve their daily functioning and wellbeing. It aims to help you learn skills and better coping strategies to alleviate and manage any psychological difficulties you may experience throughout your life.
Christine is experienced in successfully treating a variety of psychological disorders, some of which include:
Treatments for the following
All psychological services are evidence based to ensure best practice and follow strict guidelines that ensure the best possible outcome for clients.
Christine has worked in a variety of mental health and forensic settings throughout her career. Her main experience has been working within secure hospitals and the HM Prison service. She has over 14 years’ experience working with adults, adolescents and offenders with complex mental health psychopathology. In her current NHS post she provides psychological assessment, supervision, consultation and treatment. Christine has experience working with offenders with personality disorders, complex psychopathologies such as schizophrenia, emotional difficulties, relationship/attachment difficulties, traumatic histories, abuse, and learning disabilities.
She is trained by the British Psychological Society as an expert witness and provides psychological assessment and expert witness services in criminal as well as civil proceedings. Christine’s prior and current experience means she is particularly interested in cases relating to mental health, personality disorder, risk assessments, and offending behaviors relating to violence, domestic violence, sexual offending and intellectual functioning. Christine also has an interest in drug and alcohol work and currently has a particular interest in offenders with a dual diagnosis.
Clinical psychologists working as expert witness are trained to provide both written and oral evidence to the courts across a range of conditions and different legal contexts. Christine is happy to receive instructions from solicitors often raising specific questions regarding an individual or family and use a range of assessment approaches/techniques. Specialist groups I work with include: Adolescents, Adults and Family Matters
Christine also provides medico-legal reports for solicitors and health insurance companies regarding psychological injury following traumatic events such as road traffic accidents, industrial accidents, violent assault and clinical negligence.
As an expert witness, Christine can provide reports to include clinical interview, formal cognitive assessment and use of other psychometric measures to assess psychological functioning. Christine will provide an efficient service and will complete reports within an agreed time scale with referrers. Reports are individually tailored to the requested instructions and client circumstances.
Christine offers clinical supervision and consultancy to a range of disciplines. She holds a British Psychological Society (BPS) Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision and is happy to offer supervision and consultancy to a diverse range of disciplines including clinical psychologists, nurses, trainee psychologists and staff teams. Christine also offers staff training and psychological consultancy to a variety of providers, including education, social and healthcare providers. The training and consultancy that she provides covers many areas of Clinical as well as Forensic psychology.
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