Amanda Gripton has over 21 years’ experience of working within Forensic settings, including HMPPS (Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service) and Secure Care and Offender Health for the NHS. She has experience of working with medium to high risk, violent and sexual offenders presenting with complex trauma histories, varied mental health and personality presentations. Historically, Amanda’s work has seen her undertake Parole assessments and reports and Expert Witness work, as well as individual and group treatments / therapies. More recently she provides formulation, consultancy, supervision and training for other professionals when working with complex and challenging presentations.
Amanda specialises in working with attachment and trauma, personality and links to offending. Amanda is experienced in a range of risk assessments, cognitive functioning assessments and psychometrics and producing detailed and complex formulations. She also provides psychological therapy for anxiety, depression, psychosis, low confidence, self-esteem and management of personality and ASD traits.
Amanda works using integrative approaches drawing on models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Schema Therapy to best meet the needs of the individual. This work can take the form of individual or group therapy, as well as supervision and consultancy with others.
Training and Qualifications:
- BPS Stage Two Diploma in Forensic Psychology
- MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology
- BA (Hons) Psychology & Criminology
Accreditation to Professional Bodies:
- Registered with HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)