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Dr Sophie Hughes
 

Clinical Psychologist and Clinic Director

D.Clin. Psych, MSc, BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCert.

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registration: PYL32134

About me

I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 16 years experience working in NHS & private mental health services, offering psychological assessments, individual and group therapies, consultancy and training for professionals. I hold an Applaud Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy in relation to my work as a university lecturer in Developmental Psychology.  My interests include understanding how our early years shape development, trauma and female presentations of autism and ADHD.  I am passionate about helping families, individuals and organisations identify and appreciate the strengths that come with neurodivergence.  

My core qualifications 

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology -University of Southampton

MSc in Health Psychology- King's College London

Postgraduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions- University of Surrey

BSc (Hons) Psychology - University of the West of England

Relevant training 

Diagnostic interview of ADHD in adults and children (ACE and ACE+)- Professor Susan Young

The Autism Clinical Interview for Adults (ACIA)- Newcastle University 

Adult ADHD assessment and use of the Diagnostic Interview for ADHD in Adults (DIVA)- UKAAN

QbCheck and QbTest administration and interpretation for ADHD- QbTech 

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) - Dr Marianna Murin, Hogrefe

Brief Observation of Symptoms of Autism (BOSA)- Dr Deanna Dow and colleagues

Assessment of ADHD in Children and Young people- Dr Jo Steer

Video Interactive Guidance (VIG) - AVIG UK

Sensory Integration and regulation in Infants and Toddlers- Sensory Integration Education

EMDR (parts, 1, 2, 3 and 4)- EMDR Works

Compassion Focused Therapy for trauma- Dr Deborah Lee 

The Child Attachment and Play Assessment (CAPA) administration- Dr Steve Farnfield

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - Russ Harris

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Dr Katy Stevens

Associate Clinical Psychologist

D.Clin.Psych, MSc, PGCERT, BSc (Hons).

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registration: PYL32189

About me

My experience as a Clinical Psychologist has included over 16 years working within the NHS and private sector. Alongside carrying out autism assessments, I work as a specialist trauma therapist within the NHS. I enjoy supporting individuals to build an understanding of their strengths, difficulties and support needs. I approach my role as a clinical psychologist with empathy, warmth and acceptance.  I understand that it can feel hard to approach for an assessment so I focus on supporting clients to feel comfortable and heard. 

My core qualifications

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology- University of Southampton
Post Graduate Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies- University of Reading
Post Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions- University of Surrey

BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Nottingham

Relevant training

Diagnostic interview of ADHD in adults (ACE+)- Professor Susan Young

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2) Clinical Reliability, Marianna Murin
Imagery Rescripting for Complex Trauma Presentations, Dr Kerri Young
Advanced Compassion Focused Therapy, Dr Deborah Lee
A Compassion Focused Therapy Approach for Working with Anger, Dr Russell Kolts
Eye Movement De-sensitisation, Reprocessing (EMDR) Parts 1-3, Sandi Richman, 

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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

MSc, MA, BSc, MRCSLT

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registration: SL21761

About me:

I have worked as a Speech and Language Therapist in the NHS for 17 years providing therapy for young people with a range of Speech, Language and Communication Needs.  My area of specialism is working with families with autism diagnoses and social communication difficulties.  I am part of the Clinical Excellence Network for Speech and Language Therapists in Neurodevelopmental Diagnostics. This led me to train further in the assessment and diagnosis of neuro-developmental difficulties.  I have now worked for CAMHS and private autism assessment clinics for 8 years carrying out autism assessments as part of a multi-disciplinary team.  I am registered with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. 

My core qualifications

B.A (Hons)- University of Nottingham

M.A Applied Linguistics- King's College London

MSc Speech and Language Sciences- University College London

Relevant training: 

The Autism Clinical Interview for Adults (ACIA)- Newcastle University

Brief Observation of Symptoms of Autism (BOSA)- Dr Deanna Dow and colleagues

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2) Clinical Reliability, Marianna Murin, 

Autism Diagnostic Interview Revised (ADI-R)- Hogrefe

Attention Autism- Gina Davis

More Than Words Programme- Hanen

Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support course- SCERTS

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Dr Jasmine Peris

Clinical Psychologist

D.Clin.Psych, PGCert, BSc 

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration: PYL040084

About me:

I am a Clinical Psychologist with a specialist interest in working with people with neurodevelopmental differences.  I have experience working in a range of NHS neurodevelopmental assessment and support services, including a children and young people’s autism assessment team, an adult autism and ADHD service, a national specialist Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) service, as well as a neuropsychology service. Alongside my role at Discover Difference, I also work in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), where I specialise in working with neurodivergent young people who are experiencing mental health distress.  I have a particular passion for supporting people to understand themselves and discover their neurodiversity, so they are able to recognise their strengths, maximise their potential, and achieve their goals.

My core qualifications: 

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - University of Surrey
Post Graduate Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies - University of Reading
BSc (Hons) Psychology - University of the West of England

Relevant training

Diagnostic interview of ADHD in children (ACE)- Professor Susan Young

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) - Dr Marianna Murin, Hogrefe
Association of Family Therapy (AFT) foundation level accreditation - University of Surrey
Compassion Focused Therapy - Dr Deborah Lee
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy - Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust 

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