Being approachable and compassionate is as important to us, as being professional.
If you, your child or family have experienced trauma, it’s important that you feel comfortable during the time we spend together. That’s why we want to introduce our team of specialists here. We’ve even published some information especially to help young people feel confident about meeting us. (Click here to read our child friendly page or Click here to read our teenager friendly page).
We also regularly partner with other teams, including legal teams, social services and charities. Getting to know our team is the first step to working together to reduce the impact of trauma on individual lives.
Life is messy and complicated, so we keep things simple.
Meet our Team
Practice Director and Founder
HPC Reg. C. Psychol. (Clin. Foren). Clin.Psy.D. MSc. B.Sc. (Hons).Dr Andrea Shortland is a is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist chartered with the British Psychological Society and registered as a Practitioner Psychologist as a Forensic and Clinical Psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council. Andrea has completed the Bond Solon Witness Familiarisation course, as well as the Royal Society of Medicine Expert Witness course for Child Mental Health Professionals. Andrea is also a fully accredited EMDR Practitioner and working under supervision towards accredited Theraplay and Dyadic Development Psychotherapy (DDP) practitioner status. Full Profile →
HPC Reg. C. Psychol. (Clin.). Clin.Psy.D. MSC. B.Sc. (Hons).Dr Paddy McNally is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist chartered with the British Psychological Society and registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council. Paddy has extensive experience working within the NHS and his main areas of expertise are working with individuals with: learning disabilities; autism; severe mental health difficulties; and working with families & staff teams. Full Profile →
BSc (Hons), D.Clin.Psych, CPsychol.Jennie is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Psychological Society. Jennie has worked extensively within NHS and Social Care/Child Protection settings and has particular expertise in working with children and young people with neuro-developmental difficulties such as autism and learning disabilities; parents with Learning Disabilities; and families with Child Protection Concerns. Full Profile →