Emma is a Psychologist with experience in working directly with children, young people and their families as well as with vulnerable adults. She has extensive expertise within the Forensic and Criminal Justice Pathways, working closely with partners and key stakeholders to educate, advise and offer guidance to a variety of disciplines on how to get the best outcomes when working within a vulnerability model.
Her career has led to one of Leadership, empowering others to be the best they can be. She has held both clinical and operational senior roles, managing a range of statutory and voluntary teams within; Local Authority Children’s Services; Therapeutic Services; Community Services; the Criminal Justice System; Children’s Charities and the NHS. Within all of these roles, her expertise as a Psychologist has ensured that her focus remains on people; on their past, present and future, in order that the support and interventions offered can be tailored to meet their needs.
Emma also has advanced proficiency in design, delivery and development of individual and group training packages, inclusive of Training Needs Analysis’ and working in collaboration with users and providers to meet identified needs. She has been part of service design in partnership with large organisation and whilst she has had lead responsibilities for Attachment, Child Protection, Professional Curiosity and Trauma Informed Practice, she has a plethora of topics in which she has competence. For example, Adults at Risk, Awareness of Challenges working with Parents, Child Sexual Exploitation, Disguised Compliance, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, Safeguarding, Supervision Skills, Voice of the Child and Working with Disabled Children. Through the Pandemic, she has been able to effectively adapt her ways of working, making the best use of remote activities and forums, enhancing those that are therefore able to engage.
Emma is passionate to enable, empower and motivate people to have a positive impact with those who encounter their services.