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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 Psychology.

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


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.


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