About JBA - Who are we?
Dr Jon Boakes
Chartered Clinical Psychologist
B.A. (Hons) D.Clin.Psych C.Psychol CSci
Jon completed his first degree in Psychology at the
University of Wales in 1992. He later completed a Doctorate in
Clinical Psychology at the South Thames Regional (NHS) Clinical
Psychology Training Scheme at the Salomon's Centre in Kent in 1998.
During this period Jon worked within the NHS in south east England in
the following specialities: Children & Families; Adult Mental Health;
Learning Disability; Older Adults; Forensic Mental Health; Physical
Disability; Brain Injury and Health Psychology.
Following completion of his doctoral training Jon
was employed in a variety of clinical settings within the NHS
including: Primary Care (GP surgeries); Adult Mental Health, Complex
Care and Forensic Mental Health Services. He is a Chartered member of
the British Psychological Society (BPS), a full member of the BPS
Division of Clinical Psychology and Faculty of Forensic Clinical
In addition to his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
Jon has completed additional specialist psychotherapy training
including Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT); Dialectical Behaviour
Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
Jon's clinical and research interests include:
individual and group responses to trauma; Post Traumatic Stress
Disorder (PTSD); occupational health; treatment of anxiety and panic
disorder; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; psychosis; violence risk
assessment and personality disorder.
Ms Lynn Payne
Speech & Language Therapist
BSc (Hons) MRCSLT HPC
Lynn graduated from the Cardiff School of Speech and
Language Therapy, with a first class degree in Speech and Language
Therapy in 1994.
Since graduating, she has completed post-graduate
training in the following areas: eating and drinking difficulties;
Facial and Oral Tract Therapy; Makaton signing; sensory environments
for people with complex needs.
Lynn has experience of working within hospital
(stroke rehabilitation), community (adults with learning disabilities)
and educational (physical and learning difficulties) settings. She now
specialises in working with children with physical and/or learning
disabilities and has a special interest in developing communication
through the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC),
e.g. Makaton sign, picture, symbol and text based systems. She has
extensive experience of using communication aids, including low-tech
solutions and computer based, voice out-put aids.