I qualified in clinical psychology from the University of East Anglia in 2009. Since then I have worked full time with children, young people and families in NHS and Local Authority settings. Until December 2019 I held a consultant grade post leading a team of clinicians who work with children and young people who are looked after, and children with learning disabilities. I currently work full time in private practice.
I have a particular interest in working with children and families who have experienced adversity and traumatic events. I also have extensive experience supervising and consulting to professionals who provide services for this client group.
Since qualifying in 2009 I have undertaken additional training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, Systemic Practice, Clinical Supervision and Public Sector Leadership.
I understand that making contact to seek help may feel like a big step. It is absolutely fine to just call or email to discuss whether this would be the right service for you.
I am a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (293591). I am registered with The Health and Care Professionals Council (PYL25060)
Research & Publications:
Parker P. (2016) Safeguarding Children with Disabilities. In: Smith L. (eds) Clinical Practice at the Edge of Care. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
Parker, P., & McLaven, G. (2018). ‘We all belonged in there somewhere’: young people’s and carers’ experiences of a residential sibling contact event. Adoption & Fostering, 42(2), 108-121.
Bowden, G. E., Smith, J. C. E., Parker, P. A., & Boxall, M. J. C. (2015). Working on the edge: Stresses and rewards of work in a front‐line mental health service. Clinical psychology & psychotherapy, 22(6), 488-501