Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Floriana is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Accredited CBT Psychotherapist with almost 20 years’ experience within the NHS and Private Mental Health Services. Floriana is the managing director and founder of Oasis Psychological Services, an independent Psychological and Psychiatric Service in Kent.
Floriana has extensive experience of working with children, young people and families presenting with a wide range of psychological and neurodevelopmental difficulties, such as Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has been working closely with mainstream and specialist schools in the area, supporting staff, students and families. She also offers assessments and therapies to Fostering Organisations and Local Authorities in Kent for looked after children and young people and their carers.
Floriana has a particular interest in Trauma, ASD and Anxiety Disorders.
She trained in a number of therapeutic interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR, Non-Violent Resistance, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy. She also trained and has extensive experience in the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with children, adolescents and adults.
Floriana is very passionate about the importance of supporting parents and carers of children and young people who experience emotional distress, challenging behaviours and severe anxiety. As a mother of two herself, she is aware of the joy and happiness that children bring, alongside ordinary daily struggles. She believes that when children face greater difficulties than expected, parents may find themselves unsupported and alone in accessing the most appropriate support.
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr. Wonu Nwisi
Dr Wonuola Nwisi is a registered medical doctor, specialising in child and adolescent psychiatry. Her culminated experience in various subspecialties of paediatric medicine and surgery, child and adolescent psychiatric inpatient units and community settings, for over two decades, fuels her holistic approach in her assessments and development of treatment plans.
Dr Nwisi is experienced in the evaluation and management of emotional and behavioural disorders. She has a special interest in addressing emotional trauma and complex post-traumatic stress disorder in children, working in collaboration with members of the multidisciplinary team to provide evidence-based care in the best interest of each patient.
Her experience enhances her medico-legal work with children and families, whilst she lobbies with the private sector and the government in the prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health in children and adolescents
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Senior Speech and Language Therapist
Jan is a qualified Speech and Language Therapist with 36 years post qualification experience. She works with children and their families and carers across the age range in a variety of settings. She worked in NHS assessment centres, hospitals and clinics often providing therapeutic interventions as part of a multiagency and multidisciplinary team. Jan has worked in mainstream, specialist and independent primary and secondary schools.
Jan retired from the NHS in October 2018 having been in Kent since 1995 finishing her NHS career as Therapy Manager for paediatric Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Physiotherapy at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust. Alongside this, she held a clinical caseload working in Primary Schools and within the CAMHS service undertaking ASD diagnostic assessments as part of the Neurodevelopmental team. She also held the position of Specific Language Impairment Specialist leading a Kent wide working party in the change of terminology to Developmental Language Disorder. Jan has worked with children with Autism and ASD throughout her career and has a specialist interest in this clinical field.
Jan is now in independent practice, working in a specialist school as a Speech and Language Therapist. She provides assessment, intervention and classroom management strategies for children in primary and secondary with a diagnosis of ASD or a range of Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN).
Jan also provides training and foster carer support for children placed with a diagnosis of ASD with a Foster Care Agency. She undertakes both Speech and Language Therapy and Autism assessments as required to inform the carers and professionals about the strengths and needs of the child within her field. She advises school staff on strategies to be employed within the education environment to support the needs of the child to enable them to strive towards their potential.
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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist
Dr Zoe Rigg
Zoe is a Clinical Psychologist who has 10 years’ experience of working within mental health services within the NHS. She has worked specifically in children and young people’s services since qualification in 2016.
Zoe integrates different therapeutic models into her work, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; systemic approaches; narrative work; Non Violent Resistance; and Compassion Focussed Therapy. She has experience of working with a range of mental health and emotional difficulties including depression, low mood, trauma, anxiety disorders, OCD and specific phobias. She is also trained in assessing Autism Spectrum Condition and highly experienced in the area of cognitive assessment.
Zoe understands the importance of building a therapeutic relationship and enjoys using creative and imaginative ways of engaging with the people she works with. She uses a collaborative/ joint approach and believes therapy is most effective when working alongside the goals and values of the child or family. Zoe is extremely passionate about supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of children and adolescents. Her aim is to support young people and their families in understanding and overcoming their difficulties in order to reach their potential.
Zoe is registered with The British Psychological Society and the Health and Care Professional Council.
Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist
Dr Diana Goldsmith
Dr Diana Goldsmith is a highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience of working with children, young people, parents and educational staff across a range of NHS settings, including CAMHS services (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service), a specialist psychology in schools service and a specialist parent programme. Alongside her private work, Diana works in the NHS where she is currently helping to develop an innovative early intervention programme across schools in South West London. Diana is passionate about working with young people and help to support their development to provide tools that will help them for the rest of their lives and achieve their full potential. Diana is skilled to draw upon a range of therapeutic approaches within her assessments and interventions, depending on the presenting needs and goals of the people she is working with. These include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), behavioural therapy, compassion focussed therapy (CFT), mindfulness, attachment and play based approaches, narrative therapy and systemic (family) therapy. She strives to create a warm and collaborative working relationship with parents and young people to help gain a better understanding of the problem and maximise progress towards goals. Diana has experience helping children and young people with a wide range of psychological and behavioural difficulties.
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