Dr Xav Brooke
I am a Clinical Psychologist and the Co-founder of Forward Thinking.
I started as an Assistant Clinical Psychologist in CAMHS in 2001, and have been working as a qualified Clinical Psychologist for over 15 years.
Before starting Forward Thinking with Lucinda, I worked within the NHS and Social Care in Specialist CAMHS for Children in Care; the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Forensic CAMHS; across Paediatric Services at Southampton General Hospital; and in Independent Practice.
I have the following qualifications:
DClinPsychol.Clinical Psychology – University of Southampton
MScHealth Psychology – University of Southampton
BSc(Hons) Psychology – University of Southampton
During my time in the NHS I specialised in assessing and helping children, young people and families who were experiencing complex difficulties and/or trauma. In addition to therapy, I regularly provided specialist training, consultation and supervision to professionals from Health, Education and Social Care.
I was an Honorary Lecturer in Child & Adolescent Mental Health for the Doctoral Training Programme in Clinical Psychology at the University of Southampton for over 10 years, contributing several teaching sessions each year.
These days I dedicate all my time to working at Forward Thinking, and I co-ordinate our therapeutic service. I am privileged to be able to provide therapy for children and young people with a wide variety of presenting difficulties.
I am, trained in a range of evidence-based approaches including CBT, EMDR, ACT and Narrative Therapy.