I am a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with 13 years' experience of working as a Consultant within the NHS. I now dedicate my working life to independent practice. I have experience of managing young people with a wide range of mental health difficulties. Clinically I incorporate my medical and psychiatric training into a whole systems approach to working with children and families, taking into account the many interacting factors that contribute to a young person’s difficulties. Specialist areas of interest and expertise include the assessment and management of developmental disorders, family therapy and supporting the mental health needs of Looked After Children. I offer my skills to the courts as an expert witness in private and public law cases. I have extensive experience of clinical leadership, teaching, training, supervision, service and strategic development, both within and across organisations. Outside work I dedicate my time to being a mother to my son, enjoy gardening, music and keeping chickens.