DOCTOR SOPHIE MAYHEW - Dr Sophie Mayhew Bsc (Hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol, AFBPsS
DOCTOR SOPHIE MAYHEW
GROUND FLOOR, FESTIVAL HOUSE, JESSOP AVENUE, CHELTENHAM, GL50 3SH
Telephone: 01242263715
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Email: team3@hughkochassociates.co.uk

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TITLE: Dr Sophie Mayhew Bsc (Hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol, AFBPsS

DOCTOR SOPHIE MAYHEW
 
Ground Floor South Wing, Festival House, Jessop Avenue, Cheltenham, GL50 3SH

Telephone:  01242 263715   Fax:  01242 528299

 
NAME:  Dr Sophie Mayhew Bsc (Hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol, AFBPsS
 
 
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
 
PGCert Health Services Management, Keele University, 2009.
Doctorate Clin. Psy. University of Birmingham, 2003.
P.g. Cert. Health Studies, Coventry University, 2000.
B. Sc. (Hons) Experimental Psychology, University of Sussex, 1994.
Further and Adult Education Teacher’s Cert, Truro College, 1996.
Counselling and Listening Skills, Cornwall College, 1996.
 
 
MEMBER:
 
HPC Registration number: PLY 17869                                 
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
Health and Care Professions Council
British Psychological Society
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
BPS Division of Clinical Psychology
DCP Faculty of Psychosis and Complex Mental Health
DCP Faculty of Leadership and Management
DCP Inpatient Psychological Practitioner Network
Associate Member of the Compassionate Mind Foundation
 
 
RECENT COURSES:
 
An Introduction to the Theory & Practice of Compassion Focused Therapy for Shame Based Difficulties -  3-day workshop, Derby.
Advanced Skills: Compassion Focused Therapy – 3-day workshop. Derby.
REBT Primary Certificate, Albert Ellis Institute/University of Birmingham.
Numerous CFT, CBT and CBTp workshops.
 
 
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:
 
01/16 – Present. Company owner and Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Equanimity Clinical Psychology Services. Private clinical psychology practice. 
 
09/14 – Present: 8C Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Lead for Specialist Adult Mental Health Services. Livewell Southwest CiC (Previously Plymouth Community Healthcare) (CIC)
 
Including 1 day per week working in the psychotherapy department as the lead for Compassion Focused Therapy.
 
·         Leadership of the Specialist Adult Mental Health Psychology Service. This service includes Acute Inpatient Services, 3 Inpatient Recovery Units one of which is a low secure unit, the Community Recovery Team, Assertive Outreach Service, Early Intervention Service (Insight).
·         Consultation, direct and indirect clinical work with service users from Insight, Assertive Outreach and a male Inpatient recovery unit drawing from a range of psychological models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy.
·         Service Innovation and development
·         Management and development of a team of 4 Clinical Psychologists and a number of Doctoral Trainee Clinical Psychologists and Undergraduate psychology students.
·         Responsible for managing the department budget.
·         Consultation and advice to other disciplines and service managers on psychological understanding, interventions and evaluations including strategic service planning and development.
·         Professional support, guidance & clinical supervision of multidisciplinary staff including psychologists including provision of specialist Compassion Focussed Therapy group supervision across the South West.
·         Direct and indirect assessment and intervention with adults with complex, acute or enduring mental health problems who may additionally be hard to engage
·         Assessment, direct and indirect intervention with adults in the psychotherapy service who have complex mental health problems using Compassion Focused Therapy.
·         Direct and indirect interventions with families and carers.
·         Providing, developing and managing highly specialist psychological interventions to clients and communicating formulations and treatment plans to multidisciplinary colleagues.
·         Planning and delivery of training placements for clinical psychology trainees and undergraduate psychologists.
·         Development, preparation and delivery of teaching and training within and outside of the organisation, including the postgraduate Clinical Psychology Training courses to generate an income stream for PCH.
·         Initiating, leading and maintaining research and development.
 
07/07 – 09/14: 8C Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Joint Lead for Acute & Recovery Inpatient Services. Livewell Southwest CiC (Previously Plymouth Community Healthcare) (CIC)
 
Including 1 day per week working in the psychotherapy department as the lead for Compassion Focused Therapy.
 
·         Direct and indirect assessment and intervention with adult in-patients with complex, acute or severe and enduring mental health problems; and their families and carers across 2 recovery units and an acute inpatient ward.
·         Assessment, direct and indirect intervention with adults in the psychotherapy service who have complex mental health problems using Compassion Focused Therapy.
·         Providing, developing and managing highly specialist psychological interventions to clients and communicating formulations and treatment plans to multidisciplinary colleagues.
·         Professional support, guidance & clinical supervision of multidisciplinary staff
·         Consultation and advice to other disciplines and service managers on psychological understanding, interventions and evaluations.
·         Management of clinical psychology staff.
·         Planning and delivery of training placements for clinical psychology trainees.
·         Development, preparation and delivery of teaching and training within and outside of the organisation, including the postgraduate Clinical Psychology Training courses.
·         Initiating, leading and maintaining research and development.
·         Service innovation and development.
·         Planning organising, auditing & developing policy and strategies for delivery of a specialist psychology service in acute and recovery settings.

 
PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT
 
09/04 – 07/07:       8B Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist(Severe Mental Illness),  
                                   Derbyshire Mental Health Services NHS Trust, Derby.
 
·         Responsible for autonomously establishing and providing community based highly specialist clinical psychology services across 5 multidisciplinary teams, for adults with a range of complex and severe mental health problems, in particular psychosis. Teams include 3 large city CMHTs, 1 inpatient and 1 outpatient residential facility.
·         Providing consultation, supervision and training to multidisciplinary colleagues and contributing to the regional teaching program for junior doctors.
·         Line management responsibility for qualified Clinical Psychologists
·         Clinical supervision of qualified and of Assistant Psychologists
·         Active involvement in applied clinical research and service development within the Trust including audit, evaluation of new clinical interventions, and leading the psychology department service user satisfaction research.
·         1day per week working in the Research Department developing, applying and evaluating Compassion Focused Therapy.
 
09/06 – 07/07:          Academic TutorTrent DClinPsy, University of Nottingham &University of Lincoln
 
·         Contributing to an integrated programme of doctoral clinical psychology training including academic, clinical practice, research and personal and professional development in consultation with tutors, supervisors and trainees.
·         Convening and delivering competency-based academic modules.
·         Personal tutor for trainees incorporating pastoral, clinical and academic mentoring and support
·         Year one Tutor.
·         Facilitating and appraising the development of trainee competence to ensure it meets academic and professional requirements and prepares trainees for work.
 
09/03 - 09/04          Clinical Psychologist (A Grade): South Derbyshire CMHT, Derbyshire Mental Health Services NHS Trust. 
 
·         Provision of community based clinical psychological services for adults with moderate – severe mental health problems, within a rural, multidisciplinary CMHT.
·         Consultation and supervision to multidisciplinary colleagues.
·         Active involvement in applied clinical research.
·         Clinical and research supervision of an Assistant Psychologist.
·         Facilitation of a user group for people who hear voices and member of local Hearing Voices Group committee.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10/00 – 9/03        Trainee Clinical Psychologist: South Staffordshire Mental Health Trust/University of Birmingham.
 
                                Doctoral Research: Service Engagement and Locus of Control in Psychosis.
 
·         D.Clin. Psy Training Placements:
Assertive Outreach: South Birmingham Mental Health NHS Trust
Systemic Family Therapy Service:South Birmingham Mental Health NHS Trust.
Adult Mental Health:CMHT, South Staffordshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Child and Adolescent Mental Health:Outpatient Dept, City Hospital, Birmingham.
Adult Learning Disabilities:Shropshire Community Mental Health NHS Trust
Older Adult Psychology:South Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
 
7/99 – 10/00                           Research Fellow Northern Birmingham Mental Health NHS Trust.
·          Project leader on Trust-wide project ‘Early detection and intervention in psychotic relapse’. Management and supervision of Research Associate.  Establishing links with and collaboratively working with staff in community Assertive Outreach and Rehabilitation and Recovery teams. Implementation of idiosyncratic relapse prevention with clients.  Training all CPNs across Northern Birmingham in this intervention and monitoring fidelity to protocol.
 
07/98 – 07/99                        Research Associate Northern Birmingham Mental Health NHS Trust.
·         ‘Early detection and intervention in psychotic relapse’. Establishing links with and collaboratively working with staff in community Assertive Outreach and Rehab and Recovery teams. Selecting and assessing participants, data collection and monitoring fidelity to protocol.
 
10/97 – 07/98                      Assistant Clinical Psychologist Adult Mental Health, Walsall Community Health NHS Trust.
 
02/96 – 10/97                      Assistant Clinical Psychologist Adult Primary Care, Walsall Community Health NHS Trust.
 
09/95 – 02/96                      Further Education Teacher Special Needs. Truro Tertiary College.
 
Clinics:                                      Epiphany House, Kenwyn Church Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3DR
                                                   Nuffield Health, Plymouth Hospital, Derriford Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 8BG
 
Dr Mayhew provides Psychological reports for both Claimant and Defendant lawyers and insurers including joint instructions.
 
For more information, please visit www.hughkochassociates.co.uk
 
TYPICAL AREAS OF INVOLVEMENT:
 
Personal Injury (Adults and Children); PTSD; Anxiety Disorders; Depression; Road Accident; Work Accident; Housing Stress; Chronic Pain; Reliability of Witness
Employment Cases


 
Publications
•              Koch, H., Elson, P., Cosway, R. and Mayhew, S. (2017) Specific Phobia Following Road Traffic Collision: Medico-legal issues of diagnosis causation, and prognosis in single case study.
•              Mayhew, S. (March 2015) Compassion Focused Therapy for People Experiencing Psychosis. In Meaden, A. & Fox, A. (Eds) Innovations in Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis: Working with the Hard to Reach, Brunner-Routledge.
•              Mayhew, S. and Gilbert, P. (2008) Compassionate Mind Training with People Who Hear Malevolent Voices: A Case Series Report. Practitioner Report. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 15, 113 – 138.
•              Mayhew, S. and Gilbert, P. (2006) Compassionate Mind Training with People Who Hear Malevolent Voices: A Case Series Report. Schizophrenia Research, 86 (suppl), s60.
•              Mayhew, S. (1999) Early Intervention and Prevention of Psychotic Relapse, Partnerships in Mental Health, NHS Executive.
•              Mayhew, S. (1999) Early Intervention: Collaboration with Service Users in Understanding and Controlling the Re-appearance of Psychotic Experiences, Label Free, NBMHT.
•              Mayhew, S. Meaden, A. Jones, C. (submitted) Service Engagement with Assertive Outreach and Illness Appraisals in Individuals with Psychotic Illness, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal

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