To date, Emily’s work and experience has been far-reaching and diverse. She has a breadth of experience spanning the private, charitable and national health services. Below details some of the professional ventures she has pursued to date.
Jobs In Mind
Emily spent 18 months working for the charity JobsInMind, which endeavoured to provide accessible and free psychoanalytic therapy to clients experiencing complex and enduring mental health problems. Emily was one of the lead therapists on a highly specialist psychosis team, providing one-to-one psychoanalytic therapy to individuals presenting with psychotic features for a minimum of 1 year.
The Priory Hospital Roehampton
Emily joined The Priory Hospital Roehampton in 2012. She initially began at The Priory working on locked wards with clients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Such individuals struggled with suicidality, self-harm, impulsivity and dissociation for example, and thus she was trained in the delivery of a highly specialist model - Dialectical Behaviour Therapy - in order to preempt, address, and deescalate crises. Emily later moved to the therapy department where she provided one-to-one therapy to visiting and resident clients over both short and long-term periods. Here, Emily worked with a wide-range of emotional difficulties such as Borderline Personality Disorder, Paranoid Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Stress and Relational/Sexual Difficulties.
Personality Disorder Service, Camden and Islington NHS
Emily spent 18-months working for a Personality Disorder service in Camden and Islington. As an integral member of the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy team, Emily provided one-to-one therapy to a caseload of clients, co-facilitated group therapy, and attended consultation meetings. In addition to this she provided peer supervision to new psychology trainees endeavouring to learn about the specialist therapy model. Finally, Emily also delivered the Emotional Regulation Programme and provided one-to-one Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills coaching to individuals of both lesser and heightened risk.
Kensington and Chelsea IAPT Service, Central and North West London NHS
Between October 2016-2017 Emily worked for Chelsea and Kensington's IAPT primary care service. As a Trainee High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Emily was trained in delivering CBT to service users presenting with diagnoses of Depression, Panic Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder for example. Alongside, she spent 2 days a week studying this model of therapy at Royal Holloway, University of London. Subsequently, Emily was awarded a Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and her accredited status as a CBT therapist by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
South Islington's iCope Service and Behavioural Treatments Clinic, Camden and Islington NHS
From November 2017 - September 2018 Emily worked across two teams within South Islington's primary care NHS service as a Trainee Clinical Psychologist, delivering CBT to clients presenting with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder amongst other diagnoses. She also delivered CBT as part of a behavioural team which offers treatment to client's in their own homes, for those with more complex and severe mental health difficulties such as Agoraphobia and Hoarding.
Older People and Healthy Ageing (OPHA) Services, Central and North West London NHS
In October 2018, Emily commenced working across three specialist, multi-disciplinary Older Adult teams. This includes working as part of a Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) delivering psychological assessment and interventions to Older Adults across the borough of Hillingdon. In addition to this, Emily works within the memory service responsible for conducting neuropsychological assessments and delivering interventions for individuals presenting with ranging severity of cognitive impairment. Lastly, Emily also works within an inpatient ward delivering group interventions, neuropsychological assessment, and developing individualised Positive Behavioural Support to support the team to work with Behaviours that Challenge. Across these teams Emily draws upon Cognitive Behavioural and Systemic models of therapy.