About Dr Helen Andrews

My name is Dr Helen Andrews, please call me Helen.

I am a Clinical Psychologist who worked in South Warwickshire in NHS child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) for 13 years.

I have special interests in infant mental health, attachment and managing challenging behaviour. Although I have nearly 20 years of experience working with children and young people up to the age of 17, I am most passionate about prevention and early intervention. Family Matters in Warwickshire is therefore focusing on the early years.

I graduated from Lancaster University in 1992 with a 2:1 BSc (hons) in psychology. My research looked at the development of a theory of mind in young children and children with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder.

From 1992 - 1994, I worked on a research project with Bristol University looking for a measure predictive of neurological outcome with very preterm babies.

I completed my doctoral training in clinical psychology with Manchester University (1994-1997), staying in the North-West for my first job in CAMHS (1997-1999).

In 1999, I moved to South Warwickshire and worked with the local CAMHS teams. Since leaving the NHS in the summer of 2012, I have set up this practice and have also been employed by Warwick University to convene and teach on the Child & Adolescent module of their Masters course in Clinical Applications of Psychology.

I have longstanding links with the Leamington and Warwick district Children's Centres. I have taken the opportunity to do some further ongoing work with them, on a voluntary basis.

I am also a volunteer director and chair of the board of my local nursery school, a social enterprise.

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS).

I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a practitioner psychologist (clinical).

I have a recent DBS check and professional indemnity / public liability insurance.

I have regular supervision with an experienced clinical psychologist.

I have a network of colleagues from a range of disciplines that I can call upon if we feel that would be helpful.