Natalie has a degree in Pharmacy and originally qualified and practised as a clinical pharmacist in the NHS for 10 years. During this time, she developed a keen interest in health-related attitudes and behaviours and so completed a Postgraduate Psychology Conversion Diploma.
Through the formal study of psychology Natalie has become particularly interested in neurodevelopmental disorders. Working in close collaboration with Consultant Psychiatrists and Speech and Language Therapists at the Healthcare on Demand Clinic, Natalie provides Autism Spectrum Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder screening for children, adolescents and adults in her capacity as an Assistant Psychologist, in close association with Margot Heurtematte, a Clinical Psychologist. Alongside this activity, Natalie also carries out health psychology research at the Centre for Behavioural Medicine at UCL School of Pharmacy, London.
Natalie offers a safe and warm setting for screening processes, and her relational approach can be defined as person-centered, empathic, non-judgmental and collaborative, so making the process as comfortable as possible.
Natalie is registered with the British Psychological Society as a Graduate member (Membership number: 265125).
- Postgraduate Psychology Conversion Diploma (Open University), 2013
- Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy (University of Brighton), 2003
- BPharm (Hons) in Pharmacy (University of Nottingham), 1998
During Natalie’s clinical pharmacy practice she worked alongside other healthcare professionals to ensure the optimal and safe use of medicines in both adult and child patients with diverse diagnoses. One of her key skills is the ability to elicit patients’ understanding of their condition and treatment, and to explain complex concepts in a way that can be understood and assimilated by patients of all ages and backgrounds.