Meet the team

Dr Jenny Murray

Dr Jenny Murray

Jenny is the founder and clinical director of Berkshire Psychology. She is a Health and Care Professions Council registered psychologist. Since qualifying as a clinical psychologist in 2009 Jenny has worked in various NHS specialist CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) services, providing assessments and interventions for young people with a range of complex needs whose behaviours present a risk to themselves and/or others.

In her NHS role in Alternative Educational Provision Jenny routinely assesses children and adolescents for autism and ADHD. She provides consultations and training to multi-agency professionals and is the strategic mental health lead for the school. Jenny is a Trauma Informed Schools Practitioner and is a trained Restorative Justice Practitioner for schools. She is also trained to deliver trauma therapy including EMDR. 

As an independent practitioner Jenny undertakes specialist assessments and interventions for adults, children and adolescents. She contributes expert witness reports for family proceedings and has an interest in complex trauma and formulating complex presentations. In her free time Jenny enjoys horse riding, yoga, walking her dogs, spending time with her three children, watching Sport, films and any good TV series. 

Uzma Ashraf

Uzma Ashraf

Uzma is an assistant psychologist with Berkshire Psychology. She holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from Northumbria University. Uzma is responsible for conducting ADOS assessments, QB assessments and school observations, as well as assisting with other clinical and administrative tasks under the supervision of Dr Jenny Murray.

 Uzma has over 15 years of experience working with young children as a highly qualified primary school teacher. She is dedicated to helping children reach their full potential and has extensive experience working with neurodivergent children in school settings and one-on-one intervention groups.

Currently, Uzma balances her time between her role as a part-time teacher at a local primary school and her position as an Assistant Psychologist at Berkshire Psychology.

Alison Redford

Alison Redford

Practice Manager

Alison (Ali) joined us in November 2023 to oversee the running of the practice and to support with HR and development of staff. Ali has spent many years working in customer services and office management, having worked as Cabin Crew for British Midland until she had children. Ali has fond memories of travelling across Australia in a yellow campervan. She is also a keen photographer.

Helen Lodge

Helen Lodge

Helen joined Berkshire Psychology in 2022 as Admin and Referrals Manager. She has over 15 years of experience working with children, young people and adults in varied settings.

Her experience includes as Welfare Officer for a football club, exams officer and invigilator within senior schools, running youth centres and working within the residential sector for young people who have experienced trauma and who exhibit harmful behaviour.

Dr Gemma Rowland

Dr Gemma Rowland

Gemma is a Clinical Psychologist with over ten years experience in the NHS. She has spent six years working in tier 3 CAMHS services for children and young people affected by severe mental health difficulties. She has also worked in an NHS CAMHS Neurodevelopmental service where she gained experience and training in assessing Autism and ADHD.

She is passionate about working with young people and is currently pursuing accreditation in MBT-A (mentalization based therapy for adolescents). In her free time she likes reading, being outdoors and watching too much Netflix.

Dr Annabel Goodall

Dr Annabel Goodall

Annabel is a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with experience of working in NHS neurodevelopmental diagnostic services for children, adolescents and adults. Annabel has 15 years experience of working in a range of NHS services, including specialist community and in-patient services for adults with learning disabilities, adult mental health, adult physical health settings and in CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services). Annabel qualified as a Clinical Psychologist after completing her doctoral training at Coventry and Warwick University in 2015.

Since qualifying Annabel has worked therapeutically with individuals across the lifespan and has considerable experience of working more systemically in a consultative capacity. Annabel has been involved in diagnostic assessments and/or post-diagnostic interventions in all of her post-qualification roles. These include working in a CAMHS neurodevelopmental service, a CAMHS specialist CBT pathway and in a community Specialist Learning Disability and (Non LD) Adult Autism Diagnostic Team.

Dr Alison Ram

Dr Alison Ram

Alison is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health & Care Professional Council (HCPC). She has worked in the NHS for over 10 years with children, adolescents and adults in a range of settings including Social Services, Health Care and Community Paediatrics.

Currently she is working in Acute Paediatrics, offering assessment and treatment to children and adolescents diagnosed with a range of long-term medical conditions such as Type 1 diabetes, epilepsy, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Alison is experienced in working with complex presentations and a high level of distress. Alison is skilled in the assessment of neurodevelopmental conditions such as ASD and ADHD and is trained and experienced in the ADOS-2.

                    Dr Charlotte Piper

Dr Charlotte Piper

Charlotte is a HCPC registered clinical psychologist who qualified after completing her doctoral training at Lancaster University in 2020. Charlotte works for the NHS in adult forensic services and has experience of working with and providing therapy for adults and young people experiencing first episodes of psychosis.

Charlotte has experience in assessing for and supporting individuals with complex mental health difficulties, autism, ADHD and learning difficulties.

Dr Angela Reece

Dr Angela Reece

Angela is a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist who completed her doctoral training at the Universities of Coventry & Warwick and qualified in 2009. She has over 18 years’ experience of working within a range of NHS services including both child and adult focused work.

Since qualifying, Angela has spent the majority of her time working with children and their families in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), an under 5’s Autism Assessment Service and currently she is the Principal Clinical Psychologist in a specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service, offering specialist assessment and a range of interventions to mothers and their infants.

Angela is trained in a variety of approaches including Circle of Security Parenting, which is an attachment focused intervention and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) for treatment of trauma and PTSD symptoms.

Dr Charlotte Harris

Dr Charlotte Harris

Charlotte is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. She works in paediatrics, providing specialist assessment, formulation and intervention for children with physical health difficulties and their parents.

Charlotte also provides systemic intervention to families in crisis and has recently trained as an NVR therapist. Part of her current role involves assessing the neurodevelopment of children with craniofacial differences, which includes screening for ASD and ADHD. During training, Charlotte worked in an NHS CAMHS service that provided ASD and ADHD assessment. Charlotte has a long-standing interest in neurodevelopment; she is also a qualified secondary school teacher and has three children, two of whom are neuro-diverse.

These experiences have given her a holistic understanding of living well with neuro-diversity across contexts, and lived experience of the importance of thorough assessment, timely diagnosis and appropriate intervention for these conditions. Outside of work, Charlotte enjoys pub quizzes, comedy and gardening.

Dr Daniel Exley

Dr Daniel Exley

Dan is a clinical psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC, registration no. PYL38794). Dan has experience working within an NHS Autism diagnosis service and currently works for a community learning disability team.

Dan has experience in assessing and supporting individuals with mental health difficulties, learning disabilities and neurodevelopmental conditions.

He has further training in EMDR (eye-movement desensitisation and reprocessing) and is interested in neuropsychology and supporting staff teams.

In his free time, Dan loves anything that gets him outdoors; running, walking, cycling, kayaking and swimming with his family.

Dr Domanic Caveney

Dr Domanic Caveney

Domanic is a Clinical Psychologist with over a decade of experience in the NHS. He has worked in a range of services including inpatient and outpatient Forensic Mental Health services for adults and adolescents, Secure Children’s Homes, community CAMHS teams and Neurodevelopmental Assessment Services.

He has rich and varied experiences assessing for Autism and completing differential diagnosis assessment for complex young people. He is trained in IPT-A (Interpersonal Psychotherapy for adolescents) and is pursuing accreditation in Short Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

He provides teaching on psychodynamic theory and practice to the Teesside University Doctorate in Clinical Psychology course, the same programme that he qualified from in 2020. Outside of work he enjoys yoga, rock climbing and live music.

Dr Eleanor Seddon

Dr Eleanor Seddon

Eleanor is an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with over ten years experience working in the NHS and social care. She qualified with her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2018 and has worked in a variety of areas including Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS), Neuropsychology, and Maternity & Neonatal Psychology.

These roles have involved working with individuals across the lifespan and has given experience of neuropsychological and neurodevelopment assessment, including assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD.

Dr Elizabeth Dundewey

Dr Elizabeth Dundewey

Elizabeth is an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with over ten years experience working in the NHS. She qualified with her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2018 and has worked across the lifespan specialising in neuropsychology. Alongside working clinically, she is currently working towards a PGDip in Clinical Neuropsychology.

Elizabeth has experience in assessing and supporting individuals with complex mental health difficulties and neurodiversity. In her free time, she enjoys playing music, eating out and spending time outdoors with family.

Dr Harriet Bowyer

Dr Harriet Bowyer

Harriet is an HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist who qualified in 2017.  Prior to working in private practice Harriet worked within the NHS for 7 years, and now works as a Lecturer in Applied Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University where she supports the development of individuals training to work as Practitioner Psychologists. She is experienced working with clients of all ages; assessing for, and working with, neurodevelopmental conditions such as Autism, ADHD and learning disabilities.

 

Dr Laura Smith

Dr Laura Smith

Laura is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Paediatric Neuropsychologist, registered with the HCPC, and on the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists (SRCN). 

Laura qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2008, and went on to work for 9 years in a CAMHS-Learning Disability Team. As part of this role she completed neurodevelopmental assessments of pre-school children and inputted into multi-agency assessments of children with learning disability, who were also being assessed for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

Laura has worked in a Paediatric Neuropsychology team in a Children’s Hospital for the past 6 years, predominantly assessing children with neurological conditions and long-term health conditions.  As part of this role, Laura screens for neurodevelopmental difficulties which may be secondary to a neurological condition (e.g. ADHD secondary to an Acquired Brain Injury, PKU etc..). 

Laura has significant experience of working with behaviours that challenge, sensory feeding difficulties, sleeping difficulties and toileting difficulties which are associated with neurodevelopmental conditions. 

In her free time, Laura enjoys spending time with her family and friends and going on walks with her husband and their two rescue dogs (who might sometimes make an appearance during appointments!). Laura also enjoys renovation projects and is always looking for the next wall in her house to knock out. 

 

 

Dr Beth Larham

Dr Beth Larham

Beth is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Currently she works in the NHS as Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Beth also holds a position at a Higher Education Institution, where she contributes to teaching and assessment on child and adult mental health university programmes.

Beth has undertaken additional training in a range of therapeutic approaches, including Systemic Practice, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Trauma Focussed Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, and various parenting programmes. She enjoys offering Clinical Supervision to other practitioners, and training and consultation to Health, Education and Social Care professionals.

Beth is an advocate of a strengths-based approach to neurodiversity, supporting awareness and understanding of individuals’ unique skills, abilities and needs.

When she isn’t working, Beth enjoys reading, paddleboarding, making music and exploring new places in her camper van!

 

 

Dr Alice Kennedy

Dr Alice Kennedy

Alice is a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC, registration number PYL31768), Alice graduated with her doctorate from the University of Exeter. She has 17+ years of experience in a range of professional settings, including; NHS and third sector services, universities and in private practice, she is experienced in both child and adult focused work. Her work has included experience in Child and Adolescent Services (CAMHS), Adult Psychological Services, Youth Services and Clinical Health settings.

Alice works clinically with people with ADHD and/or Autism (ASD), supporting them to live full and meaningful lives and to understand neurodiversity across a number of settings. Alice is also currently an Assistant Professor, at Regent’s University, where she supports the development and training of trainee practitioner psychologists. She has previously designed and taught a module for trainee psychologists about neurodevelopmental assessments. Alice is experienced in assessing and supporting people with complex presentations and a high level of distress. She also provides diagnostic assessments and reports to the Courts as an Expert Witness. Alice recently worked with the British Psychological Society to design new, flagship e-learning about Trauma. She is an accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner and has undertaken post-doctoral training in a number of therapy approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassionate Focussed Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and working with Ego States. She also provides clinical supervision to other qualified psychologists.

 

 

 

Dr Sarah Simpson

Dr Sarah Simpson

Sarah is a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist (HCPC registration PYL21066) offering assessment and treatment of a wide range of mental health difficulties and neurodevelopmental conditions. Sarah has over twenty years qualified experience of working in CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) NHS services, working mainly in community settings. Currently, Sarah is completing her accreditation in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) and supports a multi-disciplinary CAMHS team with borough wide supervision and training, as well as clinical interventions. In her free time, she can often be found baking (appreciated by friends and colleagues) and she has recently begun weight training.

 

 

Dr Leona Cunningham

Dr Leona Cunningham

Leona is a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with 8 Years experience working within the NHS. Before her doctoral training, she completed a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People, and worked in CAMHS as a Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology for 4 years. Within this role, she supported young people with a wide range of needs including autism, ADHD, and complex mental health problems. She delivered family-based therapy and systemic interventions, as well as providing direct therapeutic support to young people and their parents. 

Her current role as a Clinical Psychologist is in both outpatient and inpatient services with older adults. She works with individuals experiencing stress and distress in dementia, as well as individuals experiencing complex mental health problems. She also provides neuropsychological assessments for older adults experiencing difficulties with their cognitive functioning.

Dr Kiran Sandhu

Dr Kiran Sandhu

Kiran is a Forensic Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. She has over ten years’ experience working within mental health services across different clinical settings and with a range of clinical presentations, including inpatient services for adults with learning disabilities and community adult mental health. Kiran also has experience of conducting highly specialised psychological assessments of clients involved in child protection procedures, and she has experience in providing consultation to staff working within residential children’s homes. As such, she is confident in working with a range of clinical presentations.

Since 2018, Kiran has primarily worked in neurodevelopmental assessment services. She is a neurodiversity affirming clinician, skilled in assessing children, young people and adults for autism and ADHD. Kiran is someone who cares deeply about the work that she does. She strives to ensure that the assessments she conducts are a collaborative process in which people are left feeling understood and validated. She seeks to understand the strengths and hopes of the people she assesses, whilst also acknowledging the difficulties they may face.

Outside of work, Kiran enjoys spending time with her family, getting outdoors, fitness and baking.

James Milkins

James Milkins

James is a neurodevelopmental specialist practitioner and registered mental health nurse. James has worked in the NHS since qualifying in 2013, with adults in inpatient and outpatient settings, with young people in Crisis and currently within a CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) Neurodevelopmental Assessment Pathway.

James has worked with Berkshire Psychology for four years, undertaking follow-up assessments for autism and ADHD. James is trained in both the QB Test and ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule). James is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

James has now qualified as a non-medical prescriber. He manages the medication clinic and can be contacted via email: medication@berkshirepsychology.co.uk.

Pennie Hawkes-Payne

Pennie Hawkes-Payne

Pennie Hawkes-Payne is a Neurodevelopmental Clinical Nurse Specialist with many years experience of working with neurodiversity in both the NHS and private practice.

Pennie has personal experience of parenting a child with autism as well as extensive experience supporting parents and carers. She is also a trained counsellor and has experience running parenting workshops specifically focused on parenting children with neurodiversity.

Pennie undertakes ADOS assessments as part of our multi-disciplinary assessment process,

Harriet Hunter

Harriet Hunter

Harriet Hunter is a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, who studied at Reading University and graduated in 2017. She is registered with the Health Care and Professional Council (HCPC) and is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

Harriet has been working in a variety of school settings, with a mixed cohort in Primary, secondary and post-education. Harriet is ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) trained and can therefore assist in the diagnosis of ASD.

Harriet currently works at Meath Primary School (I-Can Trust), as well as for the Owl Therapy centre, completing 1:1 therapy as well as Online ADOS assessments. At Berkshire Psychology Harriet undertakes ADOS assessments for adolescents and adults and contributes to panel decisions regarding diagnosis.

Anna Maguire

Anna Maguire

Anna Maguire is a highly specialist speech and language therapist; with longstanding and varied experience working alongside children, young people and adults. Since 2009 she now specialises in Autism , Autism Assessment, Neurodivergence, Selective Mutism, with an additional interest in Trauma Informed Intervention.

Also working in an NHS role, Anna has the knowledge and skills to inform formal (ADOS) and informal Autism assessment.

Workwise and in no particular order Anna is passionate about well being and appreciating neurodiversity. She enjoys training and educating others about communication ,to support authentic connections and everyone’s well being.

The rest of the time Anna is either swimming, cycling or running …or thinking about it!

Jo Hurst

Jo Hurst

Jo is HCPC registered and a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. Qualified for almost 30 years, Jo has spent most of that time supporting autistic children and young adults in specialist schools. In 2003 she obtained a post graduate diploma from Manchester Metropolitan University. She is passionate about changing attitudes and educating others to enhance communication environments and opportunities. Jo was the Clinical Lead Therapist for Autism for 10 years in Bolton Healthcare before moving to Berkshire and working for a private specialist residential school for children and young adults with complex autism as the lead Speech and Language Therapist. She joined the Berkshire NHS Autism Assessment Team in 2017 and carries out assessments for all ages. 

 

Susan Simpson

Susan Simpson

Sue is a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist/Advanced Mental Health Practitioner and Registered Intermediary. With membership of both the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Health and Care Professionals Council. Sue has worked for many years for the NHS specialising in working with school-aged children and young adults in mainstream schools, she carries out autism assessments and supports young people in care with a range of complex needs in an NHS specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

In addition to her NHS roles, Sue has worked as part of a Clinical Team at a therapeutic specialist school, focusing on children with social-emotional, mental health, or trauma-related challenges. Her role as a Registered Intermediary involves supporting children and young people in effectively communicating their experiences, enabling them to provide evidence in police investigations and court proceedings.

Emma Rickard

Emma Rickard

Emma Rickard has over 10 years experience working across Specialist Educational settings, the NHS and Adult Social Care services. Emma has a degree in Childhood Development and Sociology, as well as range of experience in supporting individuals with behaviours of concern.

Emma has also worked as a Behaviour Support Practitioner for CAMHS ASD/ADHD pathway.

Currently, Emma is working in the private adult social care sector as the Lead Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner, running a team of other Behaviour Practitioners and assistants to support individuals with complex needs gain a better quality of life.

She provides Positive Behaviour Support services for Berkshire Psychology.

Becky Pope

Becky Pope

Becky is a HCPC registered Occupational Therapist with experience working within the NHS and private sector. Becky has worked in adult/perinatal mental health services, CAMHS Autism Assessment Team and Occupational Therapy services, providing 1:1 OT interventions for neurodivergent children and young people. Becky also has personal experience of raising a Neurodivergent child.

Becky completed a Bachelor’s in psychology before completing her Masters in Occupational Therapy, and courses in the fields of Mental Health, Trauma-informed care, Neurodiversity, Sensory Processing and Emotional Regulation.

Becky is trained to undertake ADOS assessments as part of the Autism Assessment process and is also able to support families with any OT needs their child may have which impact daily functioning, such as sensory processing and motor skill differences.

Rosie

Rosie

What our clients think

Thanks for today, (child) said she was nervous but then you made her feel more comfortable, involving her with the conversation also made her feel grown up. I know it’s your job but I really appreciate it and you have a lovely kindness