Suzanne H Bowden is a Chartered Psychologist, Consultant Forensic Psychologist, Registered Psychologist and Chartered Scientist. Further, she is a Registered EuroPsych Psychologist and an Accredited EMDR practitioner. She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and is a registered practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council.
Suzanne H Bowden has worked in a range of settings with a diverse client group, initially in residential care with children and adolescents with developmental disorders, challenging behaviour, and learning difficulties, and for twelve years within secure settings. This included HM Prison Service, and both medium and low secure psychiatric services. Within these secure settings, she held senior clinician and management roles, and latterly was Lead of Psychological Services in the low secure estate. In these roles she was responsible for the operational and clinical management of psychological services, a member of the Senior Management Team, and held a clinical caseload of patients with complex needs.
For the past nine years, she has divided her time as a Consultant Psychologist between a community based therapeutic service for children, adolescents and adults, and her private practice. In this capacity she is the psychological consultant to Courtyard Care.
Suzanne H Bowden has as delivered and supervised therapeutic interventions for a range of clinical concerns, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, attachment, emotional instability, and deliberate self-injury as well as aggression, substance use, and sexually harmful behaviour. She is also trained and experienced in a range of structured assessment tools, including those of general intellectual functioning, and regularly undertakes psychological assessments on behalf of the family courts. Her client base is diverse, and she has extensive experience of working with looked after children within residential settings as well as post adoption and those in foster care. For a time, she acted as an independent panel member to a fostering agency and was clinical lead.
Suzanne H Bowden has extensive experience of workforce development through the provision of training, clinical supervision, and reflective practice. She is a Senior Tutor for the Association of Psychological Therapies, and independent supervisor to psychologists and health care practitioners.