Dr Charlotte Purvis - Clinical Psychologist (DClinPsy)
Dr Charlotte Purvis is a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist who has over 10 years experience working within and outside of the NHS providing psychological interventions to individuals across the lifespan. She is skilled in working with children and adults, and depending on therapeutic need, she can also work with families and/or significant others.
Charlotte has experience of working with a range of psychological difficulties, including:
Charlotte uses an integrative person centered approach, drawing from a number of evidence based psychological models such as:
Jenny Stickney - Lead Occupational Therapist (BSc)
The act of “Doing” is essential for good mental health and emotional wellbeing. Since 1997 Jenny Stickney has been working as an Occupational Therapist supporting people with mental illness, personality difficulties and learning disabilities in assessing and developing skills that are needed to enable each individual to function to their optimal level in everyday living activities.
Jenny works within the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) to ensure a full understanding is gained on how someone engages within their environment, and the skills that are important to them in order to live a fulfilled life.
From this she is able to identity the obstacles that are present that might be hindering effective functioning in every day living activities, and then work with the individual in either skill development or environmental change to enable them to achieve the goals they wish to achieve in their lifestyle.
Jenny is passionate about working with individuals who have lost their identity, their role in life and feel lost as a result of this, causing mental distress and difficulties in engaging in everyday life. This can come at any time of life following eg, personal illness, illness or death of someone close, lifestyle changes, disability and trauma – both childhood and later life. In this situation Jenny would work closely with the individual to identity skills, goals and levels of motivation to support skill development. She would then work in a graded process to support achieving the goal reviewing regularly.
Jenny is qualified in the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS), which identifies difficulties in both Motor and Process skills when engaging in everyday activities, and the Evaluation of Social Interaction (ESI) which focuses on assessing difficulties in social interaction and how this impacts on engaging in everyday activities.
Jenny is an experienced practitioner in sensory processing and sensory modulation and use the Sensory Profile 2 and Adolescent / Adult Sensory Profile, to support individuals understanding their sensory systems to assists developing plans to support skill development in emotional regulation through using our senses. This approach can be particularly rewarding to support young people in concentrating in school, and adults who find sensory modulation and emotional regulation challenging.
Jenny currently works within the NHS with people with complex mental health needs, predominantly personality difficulties who pose a risk to others.