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 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 Autism Spectrum Condition and associated psychological problems in children and adolescents
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.
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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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