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Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Pronouns: She/Her
Location: Virtual

“As a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and a parent, I understand the impact a child’s emotional and behavioural difficulties can have. I believe understanding and valuing the child’s perspective is crucial”.

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with interest in ADHD in girls

  • Mood problems

  • Anxiety problems including obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Trauma related difficulties

  • Interest in medically unexplained symptoms such as functional neurological presentations and chronic fatigue syndrome/ME


  • Certificate of Completion of Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Royal College of Psychiatrists)

  • MRCPsych (Royal College of Psychiatrists) MBChB (University of Glasgow)

  • BSc Hons in Clinical Neuroscience (University of Glasgow)

  • Mentalisation Based Therapy - Adolescence (Anna Freud Centre)

  • Foundation in Systemic Practice (Family Therapy Training Network, Glasgow)

  • CBT training

  • BRIEF and Solution focused therapy (Glasgow Centre for Therapy)


I chose this specialty after observing how overlooking mental health difficulties or neurodivergence in childhood and adolescence often lead to a difficult trajectory in life. I have seen significant, remarkable benefits from early recognition and appropriate, timely management of these difficulties. I take a pragmatic approach to relief of symptoms and work from a holistic perspective, recognising how historical and current systems, family history and environmental influences impact on the child. 


I am passionate about helping families take control and ownership of their health and wellbeing. I believe there is much that can be achieved by addressing lifestyle factors such as nutrition, sleep, exercise, and meaningful activity.


During the consultation I have a flexible, conversational approach and can adapt to your child or young person's communication style and needs. I aim to build a relaxed atmosphere, making the most of the appointment time. 


I have worked within NHS psychiatric services since 2010 and within CAMHS in the West of Scotland since 2015, gaining expertise in diagnosing and managing a wide range of mental health and neurodevelopmental presentations of varying complexity and severity. I have experience as a Consultant Psychiatrist within a generic CAMHS team and have worked within learning disability CAMHS, regional adolescent inpatient unit, paediatric liaison psychiatry and forensic CAMHS teams. 


I am registered with the General Medical Council and Royal College of Psychiatrists, and take part in peer supervision, appraisal and revalidation.


In my spare time I enjoy getting outdoors with my family and our Cockapoo pup, taking on home improvements and playing piano.

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