Ms Jo West

Jo West is a forensic psychologist registered with the Health and Care professions Council (HCPC). She holds current employment in a low secure mental health hospital for women, where she completes mental health assessments and delivers therapy to support women with a range of presenting mental health problems including, but not limited to, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), psychosis, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation/self-harm and dissociation. She is experienced in a range of therapeutic models including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Narrative Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR).

Jo has previous experience in leadership roles in the offender personality disorder pathway (NHS) and in the prison service, working with both male and female service users. Jo is competent in formulation and intervention to address presenting issues such as violence, self-harm, sexual violence and mental health. Jo has worked as an expert witness since 2015, conducting structured assessments of personality, risk and mental health for parole reports, and more recently completing pre-sentence reports.

Areas of specialism

  • Sexual offending
  • Violent offending
  • Adult mental Health
  • Working with women
  • Trauma interventions including Cognitive Processing Therapy and EMDR

Profession: Psychologist

Courts or Tribunals: Criminal and Offending, Family Court, Immigration and Asylum, Personal Injury

Age groups: Adult

Psychological Specialisms: Adult Mental Health Problems, Domestic Abuse, Forensic, Mental Capacity, Sexual Offending, Substance Misuse, Trauma and PTSD

Therapies offered: