Area of Expertise
Andre is Acting Team Lead at the CAMHS Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Service, providing therapy for young people and families and overseeing the delivery of the DBT programme.
His main interest is in supporting the recovery of people who experience emotion dysregulation and struggle with self-injurious and suicidal behaviours, primarily through the delivery of effective therapies to young people and their carers, including: DBT, trauma-focused interventions for post-traumatic stress, and other approaches that help to enhance relationships within families and between carers and young people. He also provides teaching, training and supervision to various agencies within and outside of the NHS.
He is a clinical psychologist and a DBT Therapist, is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Since completing a doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of East London Andre has worked for many years with people who struggle with severe and complex mental health difficulties. Initially he worked in London in adult mental health settings, mostly with people experiencing psychosis and personality difficulties, in both community and inpatient settings.
He then lived and worked in Sydney for several years where he first held a managerial role in a psychological therapies clinic at the University of Sydney, and then moved on to work in and subsequently lead an adult DBT service in the public health system. As part of this latter role he also led the development of a new service to provide brief, DBT-informed crisis interventions for people presenting to emergency departments following self-injury or a suicide attempt.
Andre has worked at the CAMHS DBT Service at the Maudsley since 2014.
Andre’s current research projects include a study of the effectiveness of a group intervention for parents and carers of dysregulated adolescents, an investigation into the experiences of young people who exit therapy earlier than expected, a study of DBT delivered as teletherapy, and a pilot of a novel intervention for parents and carers of children with emotion dysregulation.
Education and Training
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of East London)
BA (Hons) Psychology (University of Reading)