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 Adult Secondary Care Psychological Therapies Services and a Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service.

Adele specialises in working with adults who experience a range of emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety, perinatal depression, perinatal anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress, birth trauma, complex trauma and psychosis, including post-partum psychosis.

One of Adele’s passions is 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 and crucial relationship.

Adele is a strong believer in the importance of effective and empathic therapeutic relationships for promoting healing and change. She is an integrative and holistic practitioner drawing upon a wide range of therapeutic models including 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.

In addition to working as a therapist, Adele has extensive experience of offering individual and group clinical supervision and delivering training. As a supervisor and trainer, Adele aims to provide a compassionate and supportive space that promotes reflection and learning leading to meaningful and impactful changes in professional practice.

Throughout her various roles, Adele is a warm and empathic practitioner who believes that a compassionate relationship-based approach allows the person(s) she is working with to feel heard, understood and appreciated.

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

  • Introduction to Group Analysis
    2016-2017
  • Clinical Psychology Doctorate
    2008-2011
  • Health Psychology MSc
    2007-2008
  • Psychology
    2002-2005
  • 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