Clinical

Forensic

Alice Hucker

Alice is a Consultant Forensic Psychologist who is Chartered with the British Psychological Society and is a Registered Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council. Alice has been qualified for 13 years and has worked in a range of mental health settings including low and medium NHS and independent secure mental health settings.

Alice currently works in an NHS Forensic Child and Adolescent service. Alice’s experience has led her to specialise in the assessment, management and treatment of medium to high risk individuals in criminal justice and mental health settings; the development and implementation of treatment interventions for men, women and young offenders; assessment of personality disordered offenders; assessment of post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma related issues.

She is trained in a range of risk assessments and personality assessments including PCL-R. Alice is also a qualified therapist in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and is an EMDR trauma practitioner and consultant/supervisor. Alice is able to undertake assessments for criminal proceedings including pre-sentence reports, post-sentence reports and risk assessments for the purposes of parole.

Andrea Daykin

Andrea is a Forensic Psychologist who is Chartered with the British Psychological Society and is a Registered Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Andrea has been qualified for 14 years and is currently employed by Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust as a Forensic Psychologist.

Andrea has worked in a variety of clinical forensic settings including low secure and community, prison healthcare, and high secure hospitals. Her experience has led her to specialise in the assessment, management and treatment of high risk individuals in criminal justice and mental health settings; she has developed specialist skills in working with individuals with personality disorder.

Andrea is trained in a range of risk assessments and personality assessments including PCL-R. Andrea is also qualified as a Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner. Andrea is able to undertake assessments for criminal proceedings including pre-sentence reports, post-sentence reports and risk assessments for the purposes of parole.

Catherine Gerighty-Gully

 Catherine is a Forensic Psychologist who is Chartered with the British Psychological Society and is a Registered Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Catherine has been qualified for 14 years and is currently employed by Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust as a Senior Forensic Psychologist in a high secure hospital where she provides a psychological service to adult males with mental health and offending histories.

Catherine has extensive experience of working in secure forensic settings having previously been employed by HM Prison Service as a Forensic Psychologist. Her experience has led her to specialise in the assessment, management and treatment of high risk individuals in criminal justice and mental health settings; she has developed specialist skills in working with individuals with personality disorder and she has worked with woman offenders and sexual offenders. Catherine is trained in a range of risk assessments and personality assessments including PCL-R. She is also a qualified therapist in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Catherine is able to undertake assessments for criminal proceedings including pre-sentence reports, post-sentence reports and risk assessments for the purposes of parole.

Claire Hunt

Claire is a Consultant Forensic Psychologist who is Chartered with the British Psychological Society and is a Registered Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Claire has been qualified for 20 years and has worked in a range of forensic settings including 11 years in HM Prison Service (working with adults and young offenders) and 6 years in low and medium secure mental health settings (working with women sectioned under the Mental Health Act).

Claire is a psychologist member of the Parole Board for England and Wales and is a Parole Commissioner for Northern Ireland.

Claire has been providing expert witness reports for over 10 years and has written 350+ psychological risk assessment reports in both criminal and civil proceedings; she has extensive experience of giving evidence in both the criminal and family courts.

Claire is able to provide risk assessments of violence (including domestic violence and violence towards children), sexual offending, recidivism, parenting, ability to protect, cognitive and intellectual functioning and personality disorder. Claire is also an accredited therapist in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Claire is able to undertake assessments for criminal proceedings including pre-sentence reports and post-sentence reports as well as assessments for civil proceedings, including parenting assessments for family proceedings.

Deborah Kelland

Deborah is a Consultant Forensic Psychologist who is Chartered with the British Psychological Society and is a Registered Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Deborah has been qualified for 20 years and has worked in a range of prison and mental health settings including high secure hospitals. Deborah has developed particular expertise in working with women offenders and assessing mental health issues in women. Her most recent post was the NOMS (National Offender Management Service) Clinical Lead for CARE, an intervention for women in prison for violent offending and with complex needs.

Deborah is able to provide risk assessments of violence, recidivism, cognitive and intellectual functioning and personality disorder. Deborah is also a qualified therapist in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and she has a special interest in Mindfulness and Narrative Therapy. She has developed a reputation for being very client-focused and advocating for service-users.

Deborah is able to undertake assessments for criminal proceedings including pre-sentence reports, post-sentence reports and risk assessments for the purposes of parole.

Dr Carolyn McNally

Carolyn is a Principal Clinical Psychologist who has been qualified since 2005. She is Chartered with, and an Associate Fellow of, the British Psychological Society. She is also a member of both the Faculty for People with Learning Disabilities and Faculty of Forensic Clinical Psychology. Carolyn is a Registered Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council. Carolyn has worked with people with a learning disability in numerous capacities across settings and across the lifespan for approximately 20 years.

She is currently Head of Specialist Psychology Adult Learning Disability Services and, as such, is responsible for the team and its district wide provision of all aspects of psychology services for people with a learning disability. Prior to this, Carolyn was the Lead Psychologist in a regional low secure NHS service for people with a learning disability. She has worked clinically in forensic secure settings, both in learning disability and working age adult services since 2006.

She regularly completes assessments in prisons and secure hospital settings and her experience enables her to specialise in the management of high risk individuals in criminal justice settings and beyond, particularly in cases of adults with a diagnosis of learning disability. Carolyn is trained in a number of risk assessments and personality assessments and is able to undertake assessments for criminal proceedings, including pre-sentence reports, post-sentence reports and parole hearing reports. She has completed formal training in the provision of expert witness evidence in the Courts.

Dr Karen Addy (Neuropsychologist)

Karen is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist (qualified 2005) and Neuropsychologist (qualified 2012) 2005. She is Chartered with the British Psychological Society and is a Registered Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council. She is also a Full Member of the Division of Neuropsychology, on the specialist registrar of Clinical Neuropsychologists and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Karen is currently employed with the NHS as a Clinical Neuropsychologist in the North Wales Brain Injury Service since 2011. Prior to this she worked in a dementia assessment service specialising in differential diagnosis of degenerative neurological conditions. She is also an Honorary Lecturer in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Wales, Bangor providing training and supervision to Master and Doctoral students. Karen is also an expert member of the North Wales Research Ethics Committee and is involved in clinical research trials in North Wales, co-authoring a number of publications in the field of neuropsychological assessment, capacity and treatment.

She has been employed as an expert witness since 2007 specialising in the assessment of Trauma, Neurological disorders, Capacity and Complex Neuropsychological presentations including the impact of cognitive impairments on offending behaviours and fitness to plead. Karen has written 500+ psychological and neuropsychological assessment reports in both criminal and civil proceedings; she has extensive experience of giving evidence in both the criminal and civil courts. She is currently undertaking training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy and is due to become a registered CAT practitioner in 2017.

Dr Malinder Bhullar

Malinder is a Forensic Psychologist who is Chartered with the British Psychological Society and is a Registered Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council. Malinder has been qualified for 15 years and is currently employed by Devon Partnership NHS Trust as a Principal Forensic Psychologist in medium/low secure and open services.

She provides a psychological service to adult males with complex mental health and offending histories. Malinder has extensive experience as a Forensic Psychologist in secure and community forensic settings within Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and previously in the prison service in Western Australia. She specialises in assessment, case formulation and treatment of male offenders with complex mental disorder and psychological trauma who are at high risk of violence. She has experience of delivering training to criminal justice and allied health professionals in working with offenders with personality and other mental disorders.

Malinder is trained to administer a range of risk assessments including the VRS, VRS-SO and HCR-V3. She is a certified trainer for the VRS. Malinder is an accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner and also has experience of delivering Schema Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Malinder is able to undertake assessments for criminal proceedings including pre-sentence reports, post-sentence reports and risk assessments for the purposes of parole.

Dr Natalie Brotherton

Natalie is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who is Chartered with the British Psychological Society and is a Registered Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council. She is currently employed within an independent medium secure hospital where she works primarily with males diagnosed with intellectual disability, autistic spectrum condition, personality disorder and mental illness. Natalie also delivers individual and group Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) within the female service, where she works with women with a primary diagnosis of personality disorder with complex risk.

Her forensic experience also includes working within a high secure setting. She currently leads a project aimed at implementing an overarching 'Positive Behavioural Support' framework across the regional services. This project has recently received a nomination for the 2016 national learning disability awards. Natalie has also worked in various settings within the NHS. She is an experienced therapist, having delivered evidence based therapies to adults, children, older adults and individuals with intellectual disabilities.

As an expert witness, Natalie has prepared numerous professional reports during her career including assessments of intellectual disability, mental health issues, personality disorder and psychopathy and risk of violence and sexual violence. Natalie is able to undertake assessments for prison and criminal proceedings including parole reports, pre-sentence reports and post-sentence reports as well as assessments for civil proceedings, including parenting assessments for family proceedings.

Dr Rachel Worthington

Rachel is a Consultant Forensic Psychologist who is Chartered with the British Psychological Society and is a Registered Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council. Rachel has been qualified for 16 years and has extensive experience in working in a variety of forensic settings including prisons and secure hospitals.

Rachel is currently employed as a Consultant Forensic Psychologist for a leading independent mental health provider and is a Senior Lecturer on the Masters in Forensic Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire, leading on the assessment and treatment of Violent and Sexual Offenders module. She is also co-editor of Forensic Update.

Rachel is the Team Leader for the Enhanced Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and she is also a certified therapist in Schema Focused Therapy (SFT) and she is trained to deliver both individual and group schema therapy. She is also fully trained and accredited in the delivery of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) for the treatment of trauma. Rachel has been undertaking expert witness work since 2005 providing psychological reports for the courts in relation to: sexual violence; risk of parental violence towards children; risk of intimate partner violence; parental capacity; assessment of cognitive functioning, deception; personality and mental illness. She has completed over 200 psychological reports and provided evidence in Parole Boards, Life Sentence Planning Boards, Mental Health Review Tribunals, Magistrates Court and Crown Court. She also holds the Bond Solon Certificate in Family Procedure Rules for Expert Witnesses. Rachel is able to undertake assessments for criminal proceedings including pre-sentence reports, post-sentence reports and risk assessments for the purposes of parole as well as assessments for civil proceedings, including parenting assessments for family proceedings.

Dr Razia Bhatti-Ali

Razia is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who is Chartered with the British Psychological Society and is a Registered Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council.

She is currently employed as a Locum Clinical Psychologist at Friarage Hospital, Northallerton. Razia has worked in the NHS and in the private sector as well as providing expert witness services to the family courts and medico-legal firms. She has formed close links with local universities and have acted as a cross-cultural trainer for clinical psychology training courses. In addition, she worked in a renowned university in Pakistan for two years as Chair of the Behavioural Sciences Department and continue to have strong international academic links as well as considerable experience in conducting major research projects in cross cultural psychology. She is an Honorary Research Fellow with the University of Bradford, School of Health Studies.

Razia speaks Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi languages. As an independent consultant, Razia has prepared assessments on behalf of a number of independent psychology services, in relation to expert witness reports for the courts for criminal and civil cases. Razia is able to undertake assessments for prison and criminal proceedings including parole reports, pre-sentence reports and post-sentence reports as well as assessments for civil proceedings, including parenting assessments for family proceedings.

Dr Sue Ryan

Sue is a Chartered Forensic and Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is a Registered Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council. She is a member of the BPS Divisions of Clinical Psychology (DCP) and Forensic Psychology (DFP) and a member of the BPS Faculty of Forensic Clinical Psychology.

Sue is currently employed as Deputy Service Director of Resettle (Intensive Intervention & Risk Management Service), a Joint Probation and NHS Community Offender Personality Disorder Service. Sue has worked within the field of forensic clinical psychology within the NHS for over 13 years in high, medium, low secure and community forensic settings. She has also worked with female partners of men who have sexually and/or violently offended, assessing their ability to protect children. Sue has a special interest in the field of personality disorder, having worked in three specialised personality disorder services and she is currently completing a Master's Degree in Personality Disorder: Improving Expertise, Enhancing Practice.

Sue teaches on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester and University of Liverpool on the subject of Antisocial Personality Disorder. She is also a member of the BPS Child Protection Working Party. Sue is able to undertake assessments for prison and criminal proceedings including parole reports, pre-sentence reports and post-sentence reports as well as assessments for civil proceedings, including parenting assessments for family proceedings.

Dr Suzanne Colbron

Suzanne is a Clinical Psychologist who has been qualified since 2007. She is Chartered with the British Psychological Society and is a Registered Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council. She is currently employed as a Clinical Psychologist within the NHS.

She has previously worked in high secure hospitals. Suzanne has developed specialist skills in the assessment, formulation and treatment of high risk offenders who have a diagnosis of personality disorder. She has extensive experience in providing psychological assessment, formulation and treatment to offenders with mental illness, in particular those with a diagnosis of psychosis, anxiety and depression.

Suzanne is trained in a range of risk assessments and personality assessments including PCL-R. She is able to undertake assessments for criminal proceedings including pre-sentence reports, post-sentence reports and risk assessments for the purposes of parole as well as assessments for civil proceedings, including parenting assessments for family proceedings.

Dr Valerie Phipps

Valerie is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has been qualified since 1987. She is Chartered with the British Psychological Society and is a Registered Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council. Valerie provides psychological assessments for the Courts as well as assessments and interventions for individuals and families; she also provides consultations to professionals and parenting workshops.

She has 25 years’ experience within the NHS including Head of Tier Four Psychological Service for Children and Adolescents in Sheffield, Consultant Clinical Psychologist within CAMHS both in Sheffield and Brighton and posts in London working with adults, children and adolescents. Valerie has also acted as a consultant to the Children’s Care Trust in relation to the NICE Guidelines on post-traumatic stress disorder and her specific theoretical background is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Valerie has extensive experience providing expert witness services for civil proceedings and is able to undertake parenting assessments for family proceedings.

Elizabeth Barkham

Elizabeth is a Forensic Psychologist who is Chartered with the British Psychological Society and is a Registered Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Elizabeth has been qualified for 3 years and has worked in a range of forensic settings including HM Prison Service and independent health care, where she is currently employed as a Forensic Psychologist. Elizabeth’s experience has enabled her to specialise in the assessment, management and treatment of individuals in criminal justice and mental health settings, including the development and implementation of treatment interventions. She has particular expertise in assessing for Autism Spectrum Conditions and deficits in cognitive function, and adapting treatment interventions (offending and mental health related) to support the presence of such deficits.

Elizabeth has significant experience of writing risk assessment reports, progress reports for patients under the Mental Health Act (1983) and treatment reports following individual or group interventions. She is trained to administer a number of risk assessments and personality assessments, including PCL-R. Elizabeth is able to undertake assessments for criminal proceedings including pre-sentence reports, post-sentence reports and risk assessments for the purposes of parole. 

Emma Shillabeer

Emma is a Consultant Forensic Psychologist who is Chartered with the British Psychological Society and is a Registered Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Emma has been working as a Forensic Psychologist for 20 years. As an independent consultant, Emma has worked in a range of secure forensic settings including HM prisons and male and female medium and low secure psychiatric services. Emma has 20 years’ experience in completing risk assessments with clients with complex mental disorder and/or forensic histories. She has undertaken formulation of clients’ risks and made recommendations for risk management/therapeutic interventions. As well as risk assessments Emma has previously been involved in delivering a range of psychological therapies to male and female clients including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy; schema informed therapy; and cognitive behavioural therapy for risk behaviour including: violence and anger; sexual violence; substance misuse; self-harm; suicide attempts; and relationship difficulties.

Emma is able to undertake assessments for criminal proceedings including pre-sentence reports and post-sentence reports as well as assessments for civil proceedings, including parenting assessments for family proceedings.  

Emma Tarpey

Emma is an experienced Health and Care Professions Council Registered Psychologist (Forensic), gaining Chartered status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and full membership of the Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP) in 2004.

Emma is currently the programme leader for the MSc Forensic Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has worked within the criminal justice field for over fifteen years and has a wealth of experience working with offenders. She has hands-on experience of delivering, supervising and managing offending behaviour programmes, within custodial and community settings. She is experienced in the use of a number of assessment tools used within the field, particularly in the assessment of risk and she has extensive experience in writing and supervising reports, and presenting these within a range of settings.

Emma is a reviewer for the Journal of Forensic Practice and an Assessor for the BPS Qualification in Forensic Psychology. Emma is able to undertake assessments for prison and criminal proceedings including parole reports, pre-sentence reports and post-sentence reports as well as assessments for civil proceedings, including parenting assessments for family proceedings.

Fiona Ainsworth

Fiona is a Consultant Forensic Psychologist who is Chartered with the British Psychological Society and is a Registered Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council. Fiona has been working as a Forensic Psychologist for over 17 years.

As an independent consultant, Fiona has been commissioned specifically for her expertise in assessing the risk of a range of adult male offenders and conceptualising issues such as sexual violence, sexual interest in children, domestic abuse, personality disorder, psychopathy, and intellectual functioning. She is also an academic supervisor for Cardiff Metropolitan University and a guest lecturer for final year Clinical Psychology students who are studying for their Doctorate.

Fiona has extensive experience working for HM Prison Service in the high secure estate and was involved in the development of and training for the national sex offender programmes. Fiona was also Research and Development Lead for programmes specifically targeting psychopathic offenders. Fiona is able to undertake assessments for criminal proceedings including pre-sentence reports and post-sentence reports as well as assessments for civil proceedings, including parenting assessments for family proceedings.

Jenny Ingram

Jenny has been working as a Chartered Forensic Psychologist for over seven years and is a Registered Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Jenny currently works as an independent practitioner. She previously worked for six years in low and medium secure mental health settings, where she worked with male and female patients presenting with a range of mental health needs, including mental illnesses, personality disorders, substance misuse problems, cognitive deficits and learning difficulties. She also provided clinical and managerial supervision to Forensic Psychologists in Training and Psychological Assistants/students completing the Psycho-Social Interventions Diploma at the University of Central Lancashire. Prior to this she was employed by HM Prison Service for 10 years where her role included the delivery of individualised offence focused work and group interventions.

Jenny is able to undertake assessments for prison and criminal proceedings including parole reports, pre-sentence reports and post-sentence reports as well as assessments for civil proceedings, including parenting assessments for family proceedings.

Karen Redding

Karen is a Consultant Forensic Psychologist who is Chartered with the British Psychological Society and is a Registered Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Karen has been qualified for 13 years and has worked in a range of forensic settings including HM Prison Service and independent health care. She is currently Joint Head of Psychology in an independent mental health hospital and also provides a consultancy service to the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) in the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders.

Karen has over sixteen years’ experience of conducting psychological assessments and interventions in a range of settings with offenders, patients diagnosed with mental illness / personality disorder and parents with a range of presenting difficulties. She is trained in a number of risk assessments, including SARN, as well as personality assessments including PCL-R. She has worked with adolescents, young people and male and female adults.

Karen has written 350+ psychological risk assessment reports for formal settings and she has acted as an expert witness in 100+ Parole Board hearings and/or Mental Health Tribunals. Karen is able to undertake assessments for criminal proceedings including pre-sentence reports, post-sentence reports and risk assessments for the purposes of parole as well as assessments for civil proceedings, including parenting assessments for family proceedings.

Kathryn Williams

Kathryn is a Forensic Psychologist who is Chartered with the British Psychological Society and is a Registered Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council.

She has over ten years’ experience of working with male and female offenders both within HM Prison Service and the National Probation Service.

She has been qualified since 2010 and is currently employed as a Senior Forensic Psychologist at HMP Dovegate. Kathryn is trained in a range of risk assessments and personality assessments including PCL-R. Kathryn is able to undertake assessments for criminal proceedings including pre-sentence reports, post-sentence reports and risk assessments for the purposes of parole. 

Kim Trevethick

 Kim is a Forensic Psychologist who is Chartered with the British Psychological Society and is a Registered Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Kim has been qualified for 5 years and has worked in a range of forensic settings including HM Prison Service and both NHS and independent health care, including high secure hospitals.

Kim is currently the clinical lead for the learning disability service for an independent mental health provider. Kim has extensive experience in working with sexual offenders and is trained in a number of risk assessments, including SARN, as well as personality assessments, including PCL-R. Kim is able to undertake assessments for criminal proceedings including pre-sentence reports, post-sentence reports and risk assessments for the purposes of parole.

Margaret Davies

Margaret is an experienced Health and Care Professions Council Registered Psychologist (Forensic), gaining Chartered status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and full membership of the Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP) in 2003.

Margaret has held the position of Joint Regional Psychologist for Wales, Priory Healthcare and Partnerships in Care since 2011, having responsibilities for psychological services in 3 psychiatric hospitals and step-down units in Wales. She has had experience in both Prison and Psychiatric Mental Health Services and has worked extensively with male and female offenders. She specialises in the assessment, management and treatment of Medium and High Risk men and women in Criminal Justice Service and Mental Health settings. She is experienced in the use of several assessment tools used within the field, particularly in the assessment of risk, in relation to sexual and violent offenders.

Margaret is also an accredited therapist in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). She is able to undertake assessments for prison and criminal proceedings including parole reports, pre-sentence reports and post-sentence reports as well as assessments for civil proceedings, including parenting assessments for family proceedings.

Rachel Roberts

Rachel is a Consultant Forensic Psychologist who is Chartered with the British Psychological Society and is a Registered Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council. Rachel has been qualified for 13 years. She worked in prisons for 15 years, where she gained experience in working with male, female and adolescent offenders. She gained experience within all security categories from high security through to open prison conditions. Her experience has enabled her to specialise in the assessment, management and treatment of violent offenders within the criminal justice system. She has particular expertise in working in therapeutic communities.

Rachel is trained to administer a number of risk assessments and personality assessments, including PCL-R. She has extensive experience of prison service accredited programmes including Thinking Skills Programme, Resolve, Building Better Relationships and the Self-Change Programme. She has received training in psychodrama techniques, schema therapy and using CBT with post-traumatic stress disorder along with Therapeutic Community Accredited Training. Rachel is able to undertake assessments for criminal proceedings including pre-sentence reports, post-sentence reports and risk assessments for the purposes of parole. 

Sandra Stamos

Sandra is a Health and Care Professions Council Registered Forensic and Counselling Psychologist. She is Chartered with the British Psychological Society and has been qualified for 10 years. Sandra is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society and a member of the College of Forensic Psychologists, Australia.

Sandra is currently employed as a Lead Psychologist working with adults on the Autistic Spectrum for an independent healthcare provider. She has previously worked in community settings, including with the Youth Offending Service and has experience in working in prisons. She has also worked in Australia in a number of counselling roles and as a psychologist in the Department of Juvenile Justice, Sydney.

Sandra has been undertaking expert witness work since 1998 providing psychological reports for the courts in relation to: sexual violence; risk of parental violence towards children; risk of intimate partner violence; parental capacity; assessment of cognitive functioning, deception; personality and mental illness.

Sandra is able to undertake assessments for criminal proceedings including pre-sentence reports, post-sentence reports and risk assessments for the purposes of parole as well as assessments for civil proceedings, including parenting assessments for family proceedings.

Seona Thackeray

Seona is an experienced Health and Care Professions Council Registered Psychologist (Forensic), gaining Chartered status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) in 2011.

Seona previously worked for Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, where she was involved in delivering a pathway of services specifically for women with personality problems at HMP New Hall. Prior to this, Seona worked for HM Prison Service in high secure prisons delivering interventions and undertaking risk assessments with high risk violent and sexual offenders. Most recently as an independent practitioner, Seona has been commissioned to undertake psychological assessments of risk, capacity and need in prisoners and offer expert advice and opinion to assist with decisions relating to risk management and treatment pathways. She is regularly commissioned to undertake assessments of personality disorder and make recommendations regarding appropriate treatment pathways. Seona is able to undertake assessments for criminal proceedings including pre-sentence reports and post-sentence reports as well as assessments for civil proceedings, including parenting assessments for family proceedings.