OUR ASSESSMENT COLLABORATORS
 
As well as members of our team, we have collaborators who join us to complete Autism and ADHD assessments.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DR RACHEL EDWARDS, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy. 
Dr Rachel Edwards is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS), Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), and the Information Commissioner's Office. She holds public liability and professional indemnity insurance.

Key sk ills:

  • Assessment and therapeutic intervention for adolescents and adults with a range of mental health difficulties such as anxiety problems, depression and low mood, trauma- related difficulties (including PTSD), personality-related issues, anger & emotional regulation, sleep problems, and complex or severe mental health difficulties.

  • Specialist assessment services – learning disabilities and autism

  • Forensic-related assessment and intervention – including assessments for risk of offending (e.g. HCR-20)

  • Clinical supervision for other mental health professionals and psychologists

NHS experience: 

Clinical Psychologist,  CNWL NHS Trust, HMP Woodhill, Milton Keynes  (Jan2016 – 2019)

Clinical Supervisor for CNWL IAPT service, Milton Keynes (October 2017 – present)

Clinical Psychologist, Learning Disabilities Service, West Sussex (Feb 2013 – Jan 2016)

Clinical Psychologist, Developmental Disorders Secure Inpatient Service, South London (2007 – 2013)

Clinical Psychologist, Learning Disabilities Service, West London (2006-2007)

Recent relevant CPD and training:

Working with Shame. Carolyn Spring (2019)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) (Richman EMDR Training)  – Part 1&2 (Part 3 due July 2018)

Expert Witness training Level 2 & 3 (BPS) Nov 2017, Mar 2018

Historical, Clinical Risk Management (HCR 20) 2009 & 2016 (version 3)

Assessment of Risk & Manageability for Individuals with Developmental & Intellectual Limitations who Offend Sexually (ARMIDILO-S) 2013

WAIS IV (one day workshop, South London & Maudsley NHS Trust) 2011

BPS Supervisor Workshops 1&2 (Salomons, BPS) 2011

Expert Witness training Level 1 (BPS) 2011

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) 2010

 
DR CEARA OSLEGER, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST 
BSc (Hons), DClinPsy. CPsychol

Dr Ceara Osleger is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS). She is registered with the Health Care Professions Council as a Clinical Psychologist and with the Information Commissioner's Office. She holds public liability and professional indemnity insurance.

Key skills:

Independent practice experience:

  • Providing direct therapeutic interventions for children and young people using a range of cognitive behavioural approaches

  • Working with parents and schools using systemic, behavioural and cognitive-behavioural approaches. 

  • Offering psychological and neurodevelopmental assessments 

·      Working with adults:

  • Providing therapy for a range of mental health difficulties, specialising in traditional and third-wave cognitive behavioural therapies (including compassion focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and solution focused therapy) 

  • Offering more specialist assessment services (Autism, Learning Disabilities, Learning Difficulties)

NHS experience:

2012-2018: Senior Clinical Psychologist, Bedfordshire Learning Disability Service.

2007-2012: Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University of East Anglia.

Relevant CPD and training:

CBT and Counselling with Autism Spectrum Disorder Clients: A Masterclass with Professor Tony Attwood. SDS Seminars (2019)

ACT and Grief. Contextual Consulting (2019)

Working with Shame. Carolyn Spring (2019)

Diagnosis and Assessment of Adults with ADHD. UK Adult ADHD Network (2018)

EMDR training (level 1). EMDR Academy (2018)

Women and Girls on the Autism Spectrum. NAS (April 2018)

The Assessment and Management of Suicidality. Greyrock/BPS (March 2018)

Polyvagal Theory and Depression. NICABM (March 2018)

Self Acceptance and Forgiveness. NICABM (February 2018)

Working with Traumatic Memories. NICABM (February 2018)

Understanding the General Data Protection Regulation. Futurelearn (February - March 2018)

ACT and Mindfulness for Trauma. Psychwire (January – April 2018)

ACT for Adolescents. Psychwire (January – March 2018)

ACT for Depression and Anxiety Disorders. Psychwire (October – December 2017)

An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Psychwire (October 2017 – January 2018)

Treating Trauma Master Series. NICABM (October – November 2017)

The Science of Happiness. BerkeleyX, edX (September – November 2017)

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