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Karen Green Psychology Services (KGPS)

Multiple locations

Main information

Type of service: Assessment, Counsellor, Diagnostic services, Diagnosticians, Interventions and therapies, Training providers, Training providers

Karen Green is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with 17 years experience in the National Health Service and specialist expertise in assessment and intervention for child and adolescent mental health, autism spectrum disorders and developmental delay. ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE - Karen will initially explore your reason for seeking assessment and diagnosis, especially via a private route. She will initially be interested in what concerns have been raised about a possible Autism Spectrum Condition and by whom. If the private route continues to be preferred over NHS provision, and if indicated as a useful way forward, the individual adult and/or family will be invited to a structured assessment supported by use of the DISCO and formal cognitive assessment. For young people a home and school observation/liaison will be conducted where appropriate. A detailed family and developmental history is taken and consideration given to alternative/additional diagnosis e.g. ADHD, mental health issues such as OCD and depression. Karen works with a specialist speech and language therapist who is also very experienced in assessment and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Conditions. A detailed written report is provided and a subsequent follow-up appointment is scheduled for questions and clarification with the individual or family.

THERAPY - Karen's therapeutic work is based on training and extensive experience in well established psychotherapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Family/Systemic Therapy alongside specialist approaches for Autism Spectrum Conditions including PECS and TEACCH. Karen offers the full range of child, adolescent and adult work and also works with families and couples. Her broad training in clinical psychology and her expertise in working with children and families allows Karen to offer psychological therapies for mental health issues; physical health/pain; loss and bereavement; stress, anxiety and coping; depression; families who are separating/divorcing or when two families join together etc.

CONSULTATION/SUPERVISION - Karen also offers consultation, supervision and training for parents and staff groups with flexibly designed workshops to reflect the needs of the client group.

EXPERT WITNESS ASSESSMENTS - Karen has experience of expert witness assessment and reports for childcare proceedings.

Assessment procedure: Explore basis for request - who shares concerns re ASD. Direct to GP if not yet seen. If appropriate to assess - assess reports already done, tailor assessment to cover gaps/needs e.g. specialist SALT, paediatrician, OT (screening of sensory issues). Explores developmental and family history, probably DISCO, mental health, school and home observation.

Follow up service: Yes, psychological therapy (or psychoeducational input) as required for parents, family, individual who has ASD and siblings. Also consultation to school and/or residential setting and teaching if required.

Multi-disciplinary assessment: Yes, Clinical Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, Paediatrician and Occupational Therapist as indicated and maybe Psychiatrist.

Eligibility

Age: For people of any age

Aimed at: Adolescent , Adult , Child , Professional

Gender: All genders

Referral Sources: Private Only

Registrations & Approaches

Specialisms: Has autism-specific elements, Staff and volunteers get autism awareness training

Other specialisms: Anger management, Anxiety, Challenging behaviour, Coping with day to day functioning and features of ASD, social and mental health., Depression, Learning disability, Mental health, Obsessional behaviour, Phobias, Relationship difficulties, Relaxation technique

Registrations and professional qualifications: Diploma in Clinical Psychology 1992.

Approaches and tools used: CHAT, DISCO

Contacts

You can contact us by phone email or post.

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Karen Gree - Registered Clinical Psychologist

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0771 761 5471

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karen@kgps.net

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Karen Green - Chartered Clinical Psychologist

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0771 761 5471

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karen@kgps.net

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Karen Green - Registered Clinical Psychologist

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0771 761 5471

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karen@kgps.net

Locations

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Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SH

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Fore Street, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 8AG