My name is Emma Drane, and I am a Clinical Psychologist, accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
After qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist from the University of Oxford I began working full time in the NHS with adults with Intellectual Disabilities. With a pre-training background in Neuropsychology I maintained an interest in assessing and diagnosing conditions such as dementia, intellectual disabilities and autism. I now work part-time in a senior NHS role where I contribute to and lead on service development, consultation and supervision in my team and wider NHS Trust. I also work privately where I assess adults for autism and/or intellectual disabilities in my own clinic, and offer components of diagnostic assessments for children at Every Mind Child Psychology. I am a guest lecturer and external examiner at the University of Oxford.
My passion lies in supporting people to understand themselves better in order to achieve their objectives and maximise their quality of life. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking and yoga.