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About Us

Based in Cambridgeshire and offering nationwide coverage, Psychological Services UK Ltd offers a specialised forensic psychology service to assist in prison, criminal and family law cases.

Our large team of HCPC registered forensic and clinical psychologists have significant experience of working within Her Majesty's Prison Service and other relevant forensic settings and demonstrate a thorough understanding of prison policy, procedures, interventions and assessments. Many of our associates are also skilled and experienced in the assessment of vulnerable families.

We pride ourselves on delivering a comprehensive yet competitive service for our clients, based on trusting relationships, high professional standards and close adherence to BPS and HCPC ethical guidelines. We are also committed to our ongoing professional development and advance our skills through regular training, peer supervision and our involvement in academic research.

Our History

2019

PSUK CPD Event

A CPD Event "Stalking – Issues for Forensic Practice" was held, delivered by Caroline Flowers, Nottingham Trent University.

Contract Awarded - HMPPS Framework

PSUK is awarded a further four year contract with Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service, delivering psychological services across England and Wales.

Contract Awarded

Awarded contract to deliver PD Pathway Risk Assessment Services for Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

2018

PSUK CPD Event

A CPD Event "Practitioner Resilience and Well-Being" was held, delivered by Maxine Daniels of Creative Forum.

DFP Presentation

Kerry Manning delivered a further presentation to fellow academics and practitioners on the topic of "Addressing Coercive Control in Adolescent Intimate Relationships" at the Annual DFP conference.

Nomination

Kerry Manning was nominated and short-listed for the BPS Division of Forensic Psychology Senior Practitioner Award 2018.

PSUK CPD Event

A CPD Event "New Programmes Suite & Separation Centres" was held, delivered by Seona Thackeray, PSUK Ltd.

2017

Presenting at the DFP Conference

Kerry Manning presented her research findings at the Annual BPS Division of Forensic Psychology conference on the subject of "Addressing Coercive Control in Adolescent Intimate Relationships".

PSUK CPD Event

A CPD Event "Preventing Child Sexual Abuse" was held, delivered by Tom Squire of The Lucy Faithfull Foundation.

Our Team Grows

The team expanded significantly this year, with almost 40 HCPC registered Forensic and Clinical Psychologists now available to deliver psychological services nationwide.

Promotion For Jane Fisher

Jane Fisher was promoted to Director of Finance & Business Development.

Sharon Jones Takes On New Role

Sharon Jones was promoted to Assistant Clinical Lead & Head of Mentoring.

PSUK CPD Event

A CPD Event "Enhancing Awareness of IPV Interventions" was held, delivered by Andrea Pailing, Forensic Psychologist in Training, Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

New Position Appointed To Emily Pearson

Emily Pearson became Clinical Consultant and Case Mentor.

Two New Case Mentors

Fiona Wilyman and Heather Welfare both took on Case Mentor roles.

G4S Contract Awarded

Awarded G4S Contract at HMP Rye Hill – Providing supervision to a team of Forensic Psychologists in Training and delivering psychological assessments of risk and need for submission to the Parole Board.

HMPPS Framework

PSUK were invited to expand their provision of services across all HMPPS regions, making us national providers on the HMPPS Psychological Assessment Framework.

2016

The Team Expands

The team has now grown to 21 Psychologists located nationwide.

PSUK CPD Event

A CPD Event "Group Supervision and Support / A Guide to EBM" was held, delivered by Kerry Manning, PSUK Ltd.

Further NOMS Framework Regions Awarded

Following a change in regional divisions, PSUK are now taking on cases for NOMS across Yorkshire and Humberside in addition to providing services for the regions previously awarded.

PSUK CPD Event

A CPD Event "Risk of Harm to Self by Offenders" was held, delivered by Dr Karen Slade, Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University.

Promotion for Jane Fisher

Jane Fisher was promoted to Finance Director & Company Secretary.

New Clinical Lead

Sally Lopresti left the team to take up the position of Head of Psychology at HMP Littlehey, with Kerry Manning taking on the Clinical Lead role for PSUK.

Expansion of Services – Sodexo Justice Services

Expansion of the services provided to HMP Bronzefield, to include provision of a Staff Support Service, delivered by Kerry Manning and Sharon Jones. PSUK also began providing a psychological contribution to the Enhanced Behaviour Monitoring (EBM) process, to include preparation of file reviews, consultancy and meeting attendance.

2015

New Contract – Sodexo Justice Services

Awarded a contract with Sodexo Justice Services Ltd, delivering psychological services at HMP Bronzefield.

PSUK CPD Event

A CPD Event "PD Pathways & PIPES Workshop" was held, delivered by Karine Greenacre, NHS PIPEs Clinical Lead, HMP Wayland.

Published Paper

Dr Heather Welfare's PhD Research paper was published entitled "Childhood and Offense-Related Trauma in Young People Imprisoned in England and Wales for Murder and Other Acts of Serious Violence: A Descriptive Study" - Heather R. Welfare & Clive R. Hollin.

PSUK CPD Event

A CPD Event "Report Recommendations Workshop" was held, delivered by Kerry Manning and Sally Lopresti, PSUK Ltd.

Doctorate

Kerry Manning embarked on a Doctorate in Forensic Psychology on the topic of coercive control in adolescent intimate relationships.

PSUK CPD Event

A CPD Event "Oral Hearing Workshop" was held, delivered by Kerry Manning, PSUK Ltd.

New Role

Jane Fisher's role expanded - Company Secretary/Finance & Accounts Manager.

2014

Contract Awarded - NOMS Framework

PSUK is awarded a three year contract with the National Offender Management Service, delivering psychological services across six regions throughout England and Wales.

Recruitment Drive

Recruitment of approximately twenty new associates to work on the NOMS framework.

Management Team

Creation of a new management team comprising a Director of Services, Clinical Lead, two Assistant Clinical Leads and an Office Manager.

2013

Jane Fisher Joins the Team

Jane Fisher joined the company as Office Manager, taking responsibility for all finance and administrative matters.

Doctorate Awarded

Brendan O’Mahony passed his viva voce examination and was awarded a Doctorate in Criminal Justice.

2012

An Associate Returns

We welcomed Fiona Wilyman back to PSUK on a permanent basis, having returned from her placement in Bermuda and gained skills in the assessment and treatment of offenders from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

New Clinical Lead

Sally Lopresti was promoted to the role of Clinical Lead for the team; offering advice and guidance on a range of clinical and ethical issues.

Finance & Accounts Manager

Lisa Boros joined our team as a temporary Finance and Accounts Manager.

NOMS East of England

PSUK commenced work for NOMS East of England, delivering psychological risk assessment services to prisons across East Anglia and Hertfordshire.

2009

The Team Grows

Brendan O’Mahony joined our team, bringing with him significant experience in relation to learning difficulties and personality disorder.

Emily Pearson is welcomed to PSUK, coming from a background in the assessment and treatment of Substance Misuse and Emotional Management.

2008

A Team is Formed

Sally Lopresti joined the company from the High Security Prison Estate as our very first Associate, offering expertise in the assessment of high risk sexual and violent offenders.

Sharon Jones joined the team, bringing key skills in the assessment and treatment of personality disordered offenders from her time working on a DSPD unit.

Fiona Wilyman joined the team temporarily (from the High Security Estate) before embarking on a three year placement, offering psychological services to correction services in Bermuda.

2007

PSUK Ltd is Born

Kerry Manning launched Psychological Services UK Ltd in response to the increasing need for high quality psychological risk assessments in prisons, caused largely by the introduction of the IPP sentence.