About Us

Dr Jenny Murray

Dr Jenny MurrayDr Jenny Murray is the founder and clinical director of Berkshire Psychology. She is a Health and Care Professions Council registered psychologist and a British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist. Since qualifying as a clinical psychologist in 2009 she has been involved in assessing and providing interventions for adults and children with a wide range of needs including social, emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties, autism and learning disabilities. She worked for 6 years in a Tier 4 specialist CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) service providing consultations, assessments and interventions for young people with a range of needs whose behaviours present a risk to themselves and/or others. She was the CAMHS link for Youth Offending Services and has also worked in a neurodevelopmental assessment team. Jenny is currently working within an alternative Educational provision as the CAMHS link psychologist, providing assessments and interventions for young people with complex needs, as well as providing staff training and consultation. She links closely with colleagues in health, social care and youth offending services and is trained as a Restorative Justice facilitator in schools. She has also completed peer on peer abuse training and has been involved in multi-agency projects to train others and to support contextual safeguarding approaches.

As an independent practitioner Jenny undertakes specialist assessments and interventions for adults, children and adolescents. She has completed additional training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which is a recommended treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and is widely used with anxiety disorders. She contributes expert witness reports for civil and family proceedings and has an interest in complex trauma and formulating complex presentations. She is routinely involved in the assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders (ASD. ADHD).

Dr Sonia Bues

Dr Sonia BuesDr Sonia Bues has 12 years experience of working in the NHS and qualified as a Clinical Psychologist from the University of Oxford in 2012. Dr Bues has experience of working with service users with learning disabilities, challenging behaviour and mental health needs, in early intervention in psychosis and psychological research and in primary care/psychological therapy. Since qualifying Dr Bues has worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), and most currently in a CAMHS Eating Disorders Service. She can offer specialist assessment of and intervention for children, young people and adults. As an associate with Berkshire Psychology Dr Bues has acted as an expert witness in civil and family proceedings. She is trained in a variety of approaches and has a special interest in complex mental health difficulties, developmental trauma and attachment difficulties.

All associates of Berkshire Psychology are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and hold private indemnity insurance. They are not employed by Berkshire Psychology but work as independent associates, maintaining clinical responsibility for the work they undertake. As such, associate fees may vary so please enquire with individuals and any concerns about associate services should be directed to them individually or via the HPCP.

Dr. Jo Coombs

Dr. Jo Coombs

Dr. Jo Coombs is registered as a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS), Practitioner (Clinical) Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a Full Member of the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT). Jo has twelve-years’ post-qualification experience in clinical psychology and has worked clinically and in a leadership capacity in NHS and private organisations. Historically, Jo worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist co-leading an adult neurodevelopmental service within the NHS providing psychological assessment, therapies, training and consultation to people affected by neurodevelopmental conditions (including Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASCs)) and their support networks. Jo has further training and many years’ experience in the assessment and therapeutic support of people with neurodevelopmental conditions, including their families and support networks. Within this role, she worked primarily with people with complex presentations underpinned by neurodevelopmental and mental health conditions.

Presently, Jo works as Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead embedding an integrated clinical and therapeutic model within an SEMH school and therapeutic residential homes for children and young people affected by complex developmental trauma and/or complex neurodevelopmental conditions. She offers highly specialist assessments of children and young people with complex needs, facilitation of systemic consultation and reflective practice sessions alongside management and leadership of a multi-disciplinary clinical team. She also teaches a Diploma in Therapeutic Approaches to Child Care and Reflective Practice. Jo has a special interest in attachment, trauma and relational approaches. Jo also works as an independent clinical psychologist in private practice offering psychological assessment, therapy, consultation and training to individuals, couples, families and services. She undertakes specialist assessments of adults and children in family court proceedings.

Jo has undertaken further specialist therapeutic trainings in a range of psychological approaches, including systemic therapies with individuals, couples and families, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment Narrative Therapy (ANT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) and Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and as such, has a strong interest and skills in understanding psychological distress in individuals and also within couples and families. Jo also has extensive experience in the assessment and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) in adults and has a particular interest in understanding ASCs in women and in differentiating ASCs from complex trauma and attachment difficulties. She also has extensive experience as a clinical supervisor of psychologists and other allied health professionals. Jo has also taught on the University of Surrey Clinical Psychology doctoral training programme and offered supervision, mentoring and selection support to the programme.
 


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