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Leyanne Edwards


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Dr Leyanne Edwards is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Care and Professions
Council (HCPC) and has been working in the field of mental health for over 10 years.
Since qualifying in 2014, Dr Edwards’ initial post was working in services for older adults, which
included both community mental health and care home liaison work. This post involved Dr Edwards
completing therapeutic assessments and interventions for older people with mental health difficulties
and supporting staff within care homes via formulation, assessment and training. Dr Edwards moved
into working within the field of specialist child and adolescent mental health services in 2018, where
her true passions lie; since she has worked with children looked after, on the edge of care and asylum
seeking children. Dr Edwards’ work with children looked after, including asylum seeking children,
has involved complex psychological assessments of children (including cognitive assessments),
psychological therapy for children, working with foster carers and social workers to support their
understanding – which has included a range of 1:1 intervention, trauma and attachment groups and
training. During this post, Dr Edwards wrote several reports for court related to her work with Asylum
Seeking Children. Dr Edwards began working with families on the edge of care in 2020, supporting
an intensive Social Care team, in order to prevent the breakdown of families. This work engages hard
to reach young people (aged 10-18) and families, where there are often complex presentations and
agency involvement; including mental health (including but not limited to: trauma, attachment
difficulties, anxiety, depression), Autism/ADHD, child exploitation issues, safeguarding, youth
offending, Police and substance misuse issues. Alongside this, Dr Edwards offers psychological
formulation and intervention to a residential home attached to the team.
In 2020, Dr Edwards moved into private practice, alongside her NHS work. This includes working
with private fostering agencies and completing capacity and psychological assessments for both adults
and children within a family court setting.
Dr Edwards has completed training in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP-Level one),
Adaptive Mentalization Based Integrative Therapy (AMBIT) and Basic AIM training (assessments
related to harmful sexual behaviour). Dr Edwards is currently undergoing training in Expert Witness
Skills through Bond Solon.

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We provide thorough, evidence-based and objective reports for Family, Criminal and Civil Courts. We also provide extensive and comprehensive reports for the Parole Board and Court of Protection.

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Therapeutic Interventions

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Across the age range, Compass Psychological Services provide individualized therapeutic interventions that are based on thorough assessments, detailed formulations and up to date research evidence.

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Clinical supervision

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We have extensive experience of providing clinical supervision to Psychologists. With a growing client base from the NHS and Independent sectors, this represents an exciting development for our services.

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Compass Psychological Services Ltd
Litfield House Medical Centre,
Litfield Place,
Bristol BS8 3LS.

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