Dr Kathryn Newns
Kathryn is a clinical psychologist with specialist training and experience in diagnosing individuals with autism spectrum conditions. She also has extensive experience of working with individuals with eating disorders, anxiety disorders and phobias, and reactions to traumatic events such as adjustment disorders and PTSD. She specialises in the effects of trauma in both adults and children.
Kathryn has provided expert witness services since 2008, and also specialises in capacity assessments, particularly with individuals with learning disabilities. She provides support and training for people working with clients who have a learning disability and clients who have autism spectrum conditions, and has provided training to Doctorate in Clinical Psychology courses on consultancy models and autism spectrum conditions.
Kathryn can provide assessments, training, consultancy, supervision and therapy throughout East Anglia and further afield for statutory and independent sector agencies.
Dr Vicky Lucas
Vicky is an experienced clinical psychologist with a specialist interest in working with individuals with intellectual/learning disabilities and with individuals who have autistic spectrum difficulties. She has experience of heading an NHS psychology department, and of working on a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Course as a lecturer, marker and associate clinical tutor. In addition to this, she has extensive experience of working with looked-after children and the network of people supporting them. For a number of years Vicky has also run a small private practice offering individual therapy for adults and children with a variety of difficulties such as PTSD, depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. She can provide a range of assessments such as cognitive assessments, parenting assessments, autistic spectrum diagnosis and assessments for individual therapy. She is able to provide individual therapy and systemic therapy with families/carers/staff teams. She can provide training in a variety of areas including learning disabilities, challenging behaviour, autistic spectrum difficulties, emotional and behavioural difficulties, attachment difficulties, working with looked-after children, and support and training for foster carers and adopters.
Dr Laura Findlay
Laura provides therapy covering a range of acute and complex mental health difficulties for both adults and young people. She can also provide treatment for individuals with autistic spectrum disorders and/or learning disabilities using CBT and systemic/narrative approaches. She has worked with these individuals for a number of years and is particularly interested in working with clients with these difficulties who have also developed psychological difficulties as a result of trauma.
Laura has experience of working therapeutically with children and adults using CBT and of other therapeutic techniques, including systemic, for individuals who have mental health difficulties such as anxiety reactions or depression. She has an interest in working therapeutically with clients who have experienced traumatic life events.
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