May- 2019 to Present – Healthy Young Minds, Sale. Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust- Mental health Practitioner
Working with a range of presenting mental health needs including; depression, anxiety, OCD, ASD, ADHD.
Working autonomously with multi-disciplinary team approach and undertaking specific work with young people and families.
Carrying out 3 choice assessments a day and formulating clinical decisions and management plans, including assessment and management of risk. Whilst also carrying a caseload of 24 young people.
I strive to achieve the best for all the young people I see by showing commitment by delivering evidence based practice and the capability to make clinical decisions around complex and emotive issues, supported by up to date knowledge of relevant legislation and safeguarding in relation to my client group.
Monitoring and evaluating treatment offered to service users adhering to professional and trust guidelines, also using routine outcome measures related to service development and reporting.
I am an excellent communicator, flexible, self- motivated and have a willingness to build links with colleagues across team and agencies.
Access to individual supervision. Also using AQ10 and SNAPs to explore the root of the difficulties and identifying Neurological conditions.
Ensuring safe and timely care for all my young people and families.
Up to date with CPD.
Mar 2019- July 2019 - 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust North West Boroughs- CAMHS Practitioner
Carrying out SPOA assessments, risk assessments and plans, to conclude the correct pathway for individuals and families.
As a Mental Health Practitioner, I hold and provide high standards of evidence based client-centered care to children and young people with mental health [CYPMH] problems within the THRIVE Framework for service delivery.
Providing interventions to children and young people and their families / carers referred into the service. Using outcome rating scales, to ensure correct outcomes.
Ability to identify CYPMH strategy, to develop in line with national and local initiatives.
I respect and value service users’ and their carers.
Embracing the core values of the organization and adopt the principles of Recovery and THRIVE.
Attend weekly supervision.
Nov 2018- Mar 2019- Lancaster University – Mental health advisor (Short-term Contract)
Working individually with students to achieve their academic potential and improve their student experience, liaising with academic colleagues, other professional services and establishing strong links with external referral organisations such as GP practices, CMHTs and 3rd sector groups. In addition, I work to promote wider awareness of the mental health service, working collaboratively with colleagues to develop an inclusive, supportive culture that encourages early disclosure and service engagement.
Using person-centred/ psychodynamic or CBT models when required. I also use art therapy as it really helps individuals to help bring to the surface they have bottled up or hurried for a long time.
Nov 2017-Present –Birmingham and Solihull NHS Mental Health Trust- CAMHS Practitioner
• Carrying out five Choice mental health assessments daily and concluding outcomes
• One day a week meet with four clients for high intense therapy for children between the ages of 6-18, suffering with Trauma, abuse, depression, bullying, self-harm, and suicidal, personality disorders, etc. Also carrying out telephone triages.
• Attend MDT, meet with mangers and colleagues to discuss Choice appointments • Respect and adhere to the NICE guidelines
• Maintaining high levels of communication with key professionals, education and multi-agencies. Accurately keeping records of each of my assessments which involve checking all contact details. CARSO, Current View, Clinical note, One Goal, RCADS/SDQ/CHI, Goal based care plan, and then consider a short intervention plan, or signpost to other services.
• Experience working with ADHD and Autistic Children. Collate all evidence with school, parents and observations. Then completed screening for assessments.
April 2018-July 2018 – Crossley Manor Private school for ASD and ADHD Children's Therapist
• Built a relationship with all the children and implemented individual visual timetables with them.
• Investigated background information regarding family, learning difficulties and diagnoses.
• Worked therapeutically taking guidance from the Educational psychologist report on each individual child.
• Help created sensory rooms within the school.
• Delivered mindfulness with art therapy groups and delivered CBT Balloon Therapy
2017-Present – CWP- Wirral- CAMHS Practitioner
• Provided a consistent and a high standard of counselling services to school aged children and young people.
• Built a strong and positive rapport with all my children, working collaboratively to include education settings, as well as social and emotional to provide a clear working plan.
• Flexibility within my approach to deliver and adapt to individual needs.
• Maintained secure levels of confidentiality and uphold professional relationships with service users.
• Reported to my team manager, but work successfully independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
• Assessed, implemented and evaluated interventions on an individual basis for all my clients on my case load. Ensured best practice through supervision
• Maintaining high levels of communication with key professionals, education and multi-agencies.
• Accurately keeping records of each of my assessments which involve checking all contact details. CARSO, Current View, Clinical note, One Goal, RCADS/SDQ/CHI, Goal based care plan, and then consider a short intervention plan.
• Experience working with ADHD and Autistic Children. Collating all evidence with school, parents and observations. Then completed screening for assessments.
2015 – 2016 – Birmingham - Camhs Practitioner/ Signposted to Ashmead School working with ADHD and ASD
• Provided comprehensive assessments of clients on which to base appropriate counselling interventions, or to make recommendations for referral to other healthcare professionals • Established trust and a bond with clients, listening to problems and empathising with them • Carried out complex therapeutic assessments on vulnerable service users • Developed suitable treatment plans and implementing them • Meeting with a client’s family, social worker and GP to exchange information. Identify problems quickly, explaining it to a client & finding suitable solutions • Contracted to work at Ashmead school with children with ADHD and ASD • Counselled clients with mental health issues, drugs and alcohol addiction. Referred clients to other healthcare professionals, when appropriate • Monitored client’s response to counselling assessing signs of improvement.
• Maintained clinical records provided verbal and written reports on cases
2013- Present Birmingham Social Services, Lancaster House – Social Work Assistant
• Assisted social workers with supporting and protecting families under distress.
• Initiated contact within children and parents, by collecting from placements to secure children centres for contact with parents and made observations and reported. Helped and advised parents with child in need plans.
• Attended and reported team around the family meetings.
• Assisted with child protection plans with families and other agencies.
• Transported and independently managed paediatrician appointments to investigate marks and other medical investigations, then reported to social worker and manager.
• Supported children with police interviews.
2013 – Present– Private Practice – Counsellor/Therapist
Offering 1-1 Therapy for children, adolescents and adults
• Provide a safe place to help and support individuals to manage their own learning in order to maximise their potential, develop their skills, improved their performance and become the person they want to be • . Focus on client’s behaviour which linked not just to their physical and intellectual abilities, but also to their emotions and beliefs • Carry out risk assessments on suicidal clients and facilitated therapy groups • Monitor all clients’ responses to counselling and looked for signs of improvement • Maintain clinical records and provide mental health assessments • BACP registered and work towards there ethical guidelines • Consistent dedication to maintaining my CPD
April 2013 – 2014 – Reaseheath College – Counsellor
• Counselled young adults (17-20 year olds). Couple and Individual counselling • Offering 1 hour sessions with regular supervision • Listened to clients concerns and empathising with their position • Agreed a counselling contract to determine what will be covered in sessions (including confidentiality issues) • Provided coping strategies to cope with emotional, behavioural and educational difficulties, and prevent ongoing and resolved issues being the cause of future deterioration in pupil’s ability to function effectively at school • Providing advice and guidance to staff to help them support pupils in emotional distress
2012– 2013 – IAPT Adult Mental Health Services – Counsellor
• Delivering a NHS Service providing counselling to clients presenting a variety of issues.
• Offering one to one counselling, working as an integrative counsellor, building rapport with clients.
• Used cognitive based and behavioural therapy and psychodynamic to challenge clients • Carried out triage assessments, transfer discharges and care plan reviews in conjunction with external agencies and submitted written reports and attended regular supervisions • Achievement: Chosen by operations manager for, 4 of my core assessments as examples of excellence in my area of work. All my case recording and assessments cover the outcomes from Every Child Matter(2003) and Care Matters (2006).
2012– Present– Survive – Counsellor
• Providing therapy to a range of clients suffering with: Domestic Violence, Sexual, Physical, Mental and Emotional Abuse, Rape, Bereavement, Bullying, Self Harm, Depression, Addictions, Anxiety, OCD, Eating Disorders, Child Related Issues, Infertility, Relationship Issues, and many more • Integrative Counsellor using appropriate theory/techniques to suit individual client needs.
• Carried out complex therapeutic assessments on vulnerable service users • Worked with individuals with sexual violence, as people respond to rape and sexual assault or abuse • C-ordinated and delivered Art Therapy groups
2007– 2010 – SMC Premier Cleaning Services – Contracts Manager
• Responsible for managing 30 sites, with a staff group of 60 people • Prioritising and organising weekly site visits • Building a positive working relationship with contractors and staff. Achieved positive and professional solutions. Ensuring all work is carried out at a high standard. Implementing training and managing all human resources for all cleaning staff
2004– 2007 – Myas Ladies Fashion Boutique – Director
• Initiated a business plan and profit sharing plan • Researching and delivering the image and prestige of upscale fashion. Evolving customer preferences and buying patterns. Responsive to innovation within the fashion industry.
• Carrying out cost effective logistics and stock handling. Developing skills, knowledge and expertise in cash handling, including financial transactions.
• Inputting investment in customer service, marketing and reputation. Gaining greater bargaining
• power in negotiating with suppliers
Information Technology & Business 1-3 pass.
2010 – 2011: Msc, Certificate, Counselling in Psychology (Keele University, BACP Accredited)
2011 – 2012: Msc, Diploma, Counselling in Psychology (Keele University, BACP Accredited)
2011 – 2012: Certificate, Counselling Survivors of Sexual Abuse (Survive, Crewe)
2017 - Child protection Level 1-3
2019- ADOS-2 Certificate of clinical Reliability for ASD diagnosis.
1988 – 1992: Langley high School – 7 GCSE's including Maths and English
Hobbies and interests-
I enjoy reading, walking, boxing, hot yoga. I collect crystals and explore my knowledge regarding deep inner healing. I also have regular energy therapy and reflexology.