Siobhan Higgins is a clinical psychologist with over 18 years working in the NHS, with charitable organisations and private practice. Siobhan has extensive training and clinical experience in child and adolescent mental health, developed in her roles as a senior psychologist across community CAMHS services; neurodevelopmental clinical teams and in a specialist team working with Under 5s.
A trained parent infant psychotherapist, Siobhan was previously based in the Lambeth Parent and Infant Relationship Service (PAIRS), a parent infant psychotherapy team funded by the Big Lottery’s “A Better Start” programme. As a clinical psychologist in team, Siobhan took a lead role in developing and adapting the “Watch, Wait and Wonder” technique to be used with groups of parents and infants aged 6 to 24 months. She has also contributed to the development of evaluation frameworks for the social and emotional arm of the Big Lottery’s A Better Start programme and CYP-IAPT for Under 5s. Siobhan also offers consultation and support to new parent-infant mental health teams on service development, training programmes and evaluation.
An accomplished trainer and clinical supervisor, Siobhan has worked as a tutor on the CYP-IAPT programme for CBT, has set up and led clinical supervision groups for CAMHS practitioners; consultation clinics for children with neurodevelopmental disorders; and is also an experienced supervisor for junior psychologists. Currently, Siobhan is working as a Principal Clinical Psychologist and lead for the neurodevelopmental pathway for Lambeth CAMHS, in SLAM NHS Foundation Trust.