Meet our expert team, if you would like to speak to any of them individually their contact details are included below:
Jane has over 20 years’ experience as a Consultant Psychiatrist, and is based on our Northampton campus.
Jane joined St Andrew’s Healthcare in March 2008 to lead the development of a specialist low secure service for men with autistic spectrum disorders who have offended and/or have severe mental health problems. This was the first such unit in St Andrew’s and only the third in the UK. This service, now called Harlestone, continues to be one of the leading ASD secure services. Jane now leads an expert team on Harlestone ward and has treated over 100 patients with ASD over the last 10 years, many of whom now live successful lives in the community. Jane led the development of Garden Cottage as a step-down unit for men with ASD and supported the development of Winslow, a community unit for adults with complex needs in Nottingham.
Prior to working at St Andrew’s, Jane worked as lead psychiatrist at a specialist hospital for adults with ASD and has also worked as a psychiatrist in the NHS, she also regularly teaches medical students from Cambridge and Buckingham Universities.
Contact Jane on 01604 616 747 or email [email protected]
Peter is the ASD Clinical Lead and the Lead Consultant Psychologist for the ASD service in Northampton, overseeing the delivery of clinical care across Medium, Low and Locked services.
Peter has more than a decade of experience working as a Senior Consultant Psychologist with a successful track record in the delivery of individual and group therapy for; sexual offending, addiction, anger management, depression, anxiety, psychosis, personality disorder, autism and Asperger’s syndrome, intellectual disability, and non-specific complaints in high functioning adults.
He has expertise in individual psychotherapy using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Constructivist Psychotherapy, Person Centred Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
Peter is registered as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He is also a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. He has experience of working with MAPPA and in other multi-agency forums as well as Mental Health Tribunals.
Peter led the project in the development of the spectrum star; an outcome tool for measuring progress for people with ASD in secure settings.
Contact Peter on 01623 665 357 or email [email protected]
Marian is a Forensic Psychologist on Harlestone Ward (ASD Low secure), having worked for St Andrew’s Healthcare in ASD/LD for four years.
Working mainly with a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) model, Marian expertly tailors therapy to the specific needs of the individual. She has experience in working with, and completing risk assessments for people with a range of psychological difficulties including mental illness, personality disorder, cognitive functioning deficits and developmental disorders, such as ASD. She is trained in Autism assessment including the ADOS-2.
Marian is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and the Division of Forensic Psychology She is also a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Care Professionals Council. Marian completed her Forensic Doctorate programme at Nottingham University in 2014; undertaking her on-the-job training with the NHS. Her doctorate research project was in burnout of staff in medium secure settings. She has had 16 years' experience working in forensic mental health settings, in hospital and community settings with both male and female offenders and an extensive background in sex offender therapy with LD/ASD offenders.
To contact our Psychology team please call Peter Ford on 01623 665 357
Lucia is the Principal Social Worker for the Northampton ASD service. She has over 10 years' of experience of direct work with adults with learning disability and ASD needs within a secure setting. Lucia completed her degree in Social Work at the University of Northampton in 2007 and continued her education at the University of Birmingham, completing a course in Occupational Therapy. She was also a best interests’ assessor for Bournemouth University in 2015.
Contact Lucia on 01604 616 020 or email [email protected]
Robyn has worked at St Andrew's since 2013 within neuro-behavioural, general mental health, and consultancy services. Robyn is now in the final stages of her D.ForenPsy with the University of Nottingham, and will qualify on completion of her doctoral research, examining inappropriate sexual behaviour in psychiatric samples. Having recently completed her practical placements within the Charity, Robyn is now working as the ward psychologist on Harlestone. Robyn specialises in Cognitive Behaviour and Behavioural therapies, and her approach is person centred and compassion focused.
Contact Robyn on 01604 616 751 or email [email protected]