Adele is a Clinical Psychologist with 15 years’ experience of working with adults struggling with the impacts of developmental and relational trauma. Prior to joining Beacon House, she worked in NHS Adult Secondary Care Psychological Therapies Services and a Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service.

Across her career, Adele has specialised in working with adults who experience complex trauma and dissociation, and she believes it is a privilege to accompany clients embarking on healing and recovery from past traumatic experiences.

Adele is also skilled in working with adults who experience a range of mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, perinatal depression, perinatal anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), birth trauma, and psychosis, including post-partum psychosis.

Adele also has a passion for working with mothers and fathers in the perinatal period, as they make the transition to parenthood. This life change can often bring to the fore parents’ own early experiences and any unresolved difficulties relating to how they were parented.  Such difficulties can also impact the parent-infant relationship, and Adele is skilled and experienced in parent-infant therapy with parents and their babies to support the development of this unique relationship.

Adele is a strong believer in the importance of strong and attuned therapeutic relationships for promoting healing and change. She is an integrative and holistic practitioner drawing upon a wide range of therapeutic models including internal family systems (IFS), psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and third wave CBT approaches including Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness, Schema Therapy and Positive Psychology. Adele believes that therapy should both alleviate suffering and build sources of meaning and joy in life.

Adele is mindful that mental health is both individual and social, and that societal experiences and social inequalities impact strongly on an individual’s wellbeing. Adele is a member of the Psychologists for Social Change group; offers mentoring to aspiring Clinical Psychologists from diverse backgrounds as part of the Valued Voices Mentoring Scheme; and works to be a good ally in challenging all forms of discrimination including sexism, racism, ableism, ageism, classism, homophobia, and transphobia. Adele is also aware of the links between the climate crisis and the current mental health crisis. She can provide climate aware therapy, supervision, and consultation.

Adele has extensive experience of offering individual and group clinical supervision and delivering training. As a supervisor and trainer, Adele aims to provide an effective and supportive space that promotes reflection and learning leading to impactful changes in professional practice.

Throughout her various roles, Adele is a warm and empathic psychologist who believes that a compassionate relationship-based approach enables those she is working with to feel seen and understood, and to embark upon making meaningful changes to their lives.

Adele is registered with the HCPC (PYL27133) and a member of the British Psychological Society and Climate Psychology Alliance.

  • Transforming Trauma
  • Introduction to Group Analysis
  • Clinical Psychology Doctorate
  • Health Psychology MSc
  • Psychology
  • Belong and perform at work: A Systems-Centered Approach
    Systems-Centered Research and Training Institute (SCTRI), 2 days, 11th and 12th January 2024
  • Developmental Trauma for Professionals
    Beacon House online training, 12 hours,  March 2023
  • Circle of security – parenting
    5 days, October 2020
  • Trauma informed care in perinatal mental health
    1 day, September 2020
  • ITSIEY Emotional abuse in infancy
    2 days, May 2019
  • Non-Verbal communication in infancy & microanalytic approach
    2 days, May 2019
  • Principles and practice of parent-infant psychotherapy
    4 days, February 2019
  • ITSIEY Infant mental health
    4 days, January 2019
  • Introduction to psychoanalytic ideas and practice with children and adults
    Anna Freud Centre, evening lecture series, November 2018-May 2019
  • Structured clinical management training
    1 day, September 2016
  • Advanced supervisors workshop
    1 day, March 2016
  • Dissociation and trauma
    1 day, January 2016
  • Management of self harm behaviours
    1 day, January 2016
  • Mentalisation skills for mental health professionals
    2 days, November 2015
  • Virtual parent–infant psychotherapy is impactful and accessible for mothers and babies attending a community perinatal service
    Published by European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling, 2024
  • The impact of including babies on the effectiveness of dialectical behaviour therapy skills groups in a community perinatal service
    Published by Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 2021
  • Delivering Community Psychoeducational Workshops for Adults with Severe and Complex Mental Health Problems
    Published by Clinical Psychology Forum, 2014
  • A Multiple Single Case Design Study of Group Therapeutic Puppetry with People with Severe Mental Illness
    Published by Arts in Psychotherapy, 2012