Our Clinicians

  • Sonet Strijdom

    CPsychol, M.Sc. (Clin Psych), M.Sc (Medicine)

    Clinical Psychologist

    Mrs Strijdom is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist of the British Psychological Society. She is registered with the Health & Care Professions' Council (HCPC). She has worked in psychology for 22 years. Her areas of interest and specialty are Neuropsychology and Adult Mental Health. 

     

    Mrs Strijdom’s experience includes occupational psychology, clinical psychology and neuropsychology. She focuses on individual psychological and neuropsychological assessments, treatment of adult mental health problems and neurorehabilitation. She also offers consultations to adults in the field of autism spectrum disorder.

    • Tania Allen

      Bsc, MRCSLT

      Consultant Speech and Language Therapist

      Tania has many years’ experience working with children and young people with a range of communication difficulties. This includes speech sound disorders such as Verbal Dyspraxia and language difficulties such as Specific Language Impairment. She has a strong interest in communication difficulties associated with developmental conditions such as Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder etc. 

      • Tania has extensive experience with the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and is part of Psicon’s multidisciplinary team in the assessment and diagnosis of Autism.

        Tania is able to offer Speech and Language Therapy support in a variety of ways depending on the needs of the child and family, for example this could be face to face therapy, input into the child's school / pre school or Parent Child Interaction therapy. 

        Tania is a Foster Parent and has a strong interest in the emotional and behavioural aspects of communication. She is able to work emphatically with families and help them to get the most from each interaction they have with their child.

    • Mr LJ Conradie

      CPsychol, AFBPsS

      Head of Neurorehabilitation at Psicon (NAP)

      Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist

      Managing Director, Psicon Group

      Head of Occupational Health Services

      Head of Adult Mental Health Services

      Mr Conradie is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society, he is a member of the Division of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology (DoN-member list of Neuropsychologists), the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists and the British Association of Business Psychologists.

      • Mr Conradie’s expertise includes occupational psychology, clinical psychology and neuropsychology, and medico-legal assessments, as well as individual client/patient assessments, treatment and rehabilitation. Mr Conradie also offers consultations to organisations and individuals (executive psychological coaching) on various aspects of psychological issues and advises stakeholders on risk issues. Mr Conradie has been registered as an expert witness to the courts since 2001 and regularly prepares reports in the field of clinical and neuropsychology.

        Mr Conradie’s psychological treatment modalities include CBT and Compassion Focused Therapy. 

         

        Mr Conradie trained as a Clinical Psychologist in South Africa and registered in the UK in 1988. He worked in a military hospital for two years and worked with soldiers with mental health problems and casualties of war.

        Previous to the establishment of Psicon, Mr Conradie joined the NHS in 1993 and worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Consultant Neuropsychologist. He was head of the East Kent Clinical Neuropsychology service (a NHS Service) for ten years where he was involved in the delivery of neuropsychological services and leading a community based multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team.

        Mr Conradie has lectured on various academic programmes including the Salomon's Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programme as well as at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

        Mr Conradie qualified as a Clinical Psychologist from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and on the British Psychological Societies Specialist Register of Neuropsychologists. 

    • Dr Jo Attree

      CPsychol, AFBPsS, MA, BS

      Chartered Clinical Psychologist

      Dr Attree is a chartered clinical psychologist with over 27 years of clinical experience. She initially qualified and worked with adults and later on furthered her training and qualified to work with children, adolescents and families. 

      • Dr Attree has developed particular interest in working with children with neurodevelopmental disorders. She has been working in children’s services in NHS for 19 years, where she is also a member of a local multidisciplinary diagnostic team for assessment of autism. She is trained and experienced in assessing autism and offering psychological support and treatment to autistic children and their families. 

        Throughout her career Dr Attree has had the opportunity to work with a significant number of patients within a range of psychological needs. She has experience with clinical psychology work with outpatients and inpatients. Dr Attree has been working in private practice for 15 years.

        Dr Attree is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and also registered with Health Professions Council (HPC).

    • Mr Clifford John Robins

      BSc, MSc, PG Dip, App Hyp, SQHP, CPsychol, A.Sci, AFBPsS

      Director Medico-Legal Services

      Head of Medico-Legal Services

      Consultant Counselling Psychologist

      Mr Robins is the Director and Head of Psicon’s Medico-Legal Services. Mr Robins is a Consultant Psychologist chartered by the British Psychological Society. He is a member of The British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists, The International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy, and The British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis. He is registered with the Health & Care Professions' Council (HCPC).

      • Mr Robins has extensive experience in the assessment and psychological treatment of adults and young people with mental health problems, intellectual disability (formerly learning disability) and neurodevelopmental conditions, including specific learning difficulties (SpLD, dyslexia and dyspraxia), ADHD and autism spectrum conditions. He provides expert reports in relation to post-sixteen assessments for further and higher education and Disabled Student Allowance claims. He also provides reports of neurodevelopmental conditions in adults in relation to employment issues.

        Mr Robins provides a full range of expert Psychological, Parenting, Capacity and Forensic assessments and reports in Criminal, Family and Civil cases. He offers psychological assessments for Tribunals and for Medico-Legal Actions and Negligence Claims. For over 15 years he has been instructed in Family, Civil and Criminal cases and he has given expert oral evidence in Family and Crown Courts and the High Court since 2001.

        Mr Robins has previously held the position of Head of Psychology at an independent low secure hospital. He has also been the Head of a Learning Disability service and a Challenging Behaviour service in the NHS. He has extensive experience working with mentally disordered offenders, adult mental health psychology, alcohol and drug addictions, and as a Court diversion specialist. Mr Robins started his career as a Youth Worker with a Local Authority on projects for supporting and developing the skills of disadvantaged children. He also worked with Mencap with children with severe and profound learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders, and challenging behaviour.

        Mr Robins has also provided training and workshops to professionals such as Occupational Health, Social Work, Nursing, Medical Specialisations, Management and Administration, with training ranging from half-day introductory courses, to more in-depth practical training in specific skills in a range of settings, including local authorities, universities and colleges, private companies, charities, and the NHS. He has provided lectures and workshops in his areas of experience, such as Attachment, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Autism Spectrum Conditions, Bereavement and Loss, Managing Change, Mindfulness in the Workplace, Motivational Interviewing in the Workplace, CBT and Psychosis, Suicide and Self-harming, Counselling and Communication Skills, Risk Assessment and Management, and Mental Capacity. He also provides training in forensic topics such as Violence Risk, Sexual Offending Risk, Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence, and Personality Disorders.

        Mr Robins has wide-ranging specialist training including:

        EMDR training to advanced level

        Certified in the risk assessment of sexual and violent offending

        Certified in the assessment of Psychopathy

        Certified in the assessment of Attachment Disorders

        Bond Solon training in Court and legal practices, including Family Procedure Rules for Expert Witnesses Certificate

        Advanced training in the assessment of mental capacity (Mental Capacity Act)

        Child and Adult Safeguarding

        Mental Health Act 1983 and as amended 2007

        Extended Community Based Assessment for Family Proceedings

        Applied Behavioural Analysis

    • Abbi Rennick

      BSc (Hons)

      Assistant Psychologist

      Miss Abbi Rennick is an Assistant Psychologist working within the Neurorehabilitation at Psicon (NAP) service, working directly with both children and adults. She also has involvement in the Adult ASD service offered by Psicon

      • Jessica Delo

        Psychology Placement Student

        Miss Jessica Delo is a Placement Student from Canterbury Christ Church University studying Psychology.

        • Kyle Anderson

          Psychology Placement Student

          Mr Kyle Anderson is a Placement Student from Canterbury Christ Church University studying Psychology.

          • Maryam Keshavarzi

            Assistant Psychologist