Sheila is an Assistant Psychologist and Trainee Counselling Psychologist, working for Imagine Health UK. She graduated with a BSc in Psychology from Brunel University in 2009. Following this, she spent time working for North London Forensic Services (NHS). This experience sparked her interest in Forensic Psychology, which subsequently led her to pursue an MSc in Clinical Forensic Psychology at King College London’s Institute of Psychiatry in 2013. As part of her master’s programme, Sheila continued working with Forensic populations and gained valuable experience within a male Forensic Personality Disorder Unit. Sheila is currently enrolled at the University of East London, studying a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. By 2022, she hopes to qualify and begin practicing as a Counselling Psychologist and eventually start her own private practice.
Sheila has worked for a variety of services which includes Forensic Mental Health Services, the Anger Management and Emotional Control Service (AMEC) and the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service (IAPT). Sheila’s research interests are in Forensic Mental Health and Social Justice. She is currently engaged in research exploring the experiences of undocumented migrants in the UK. She has previously participated in research looking at the efficacy of the AMEC service, with the aim of rolling out the service nationwide.