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Meet the Team

Claire Griffiths - Hospital Director

Having worked in care settings for a number of years as a healthcare Support Worker Claire enrolled on the Diploma in Nursing Course at The University of Nottingham. She later returned to the same university to complete her Degree in Nursing in 2013.

In 2007 Claire embarked on what has so far been a 12 year career with the company starting as a nurse at Sherwood House, then progressing to Head of Care before taking her first managers role in 2012 in what was then the companies’ first Acquired Brain injury hospitals Lodge and Grange.

In 2017 Claire moved on to the Learning Disability sector taking post as Hospital Manager at Sherwood Lodge, bringing along with her a wealth of skills, knowledge and innovative ideas to allow herself and the team at Sherwood to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating.

She is now Hospital Director of Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital and is passionate about improving individual’s lives and helping them achieve their goals.

Nishaal Soty - Clinical Manager

Nishaal joined Cygnet Health Care in 2020 as a Clinical Manager, having previously worked for both NHS and Independent sector. He has championed the concepts of humanistic care, promoting care in the community through an effective Crisis / Home treatment approach.

Nishaal has a wealth of acute experiences which includes assisting in the commissioning of a new independent acute hospital, contributing to research and improving care pathways in the community. He was awarded and recognised by a local MP for winning the clinical team of the year award.

Nishaal is dedicated to building a strong working relationship with inpatients and community services.

Dr Karl Coldman - Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Coldman has relocated from the North West of England, where he has worked as a CAMHS Inpatient Consultant since 2012, to join the team to work with us at Cygnet Joyce Parker. Dr Coldman qualified in Manchester in 1997 and initially trained in paediatrics for a number of years before focussing on completing training in psychiatry, to become a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.

He has worked in a range of services, and has extensive experience of working with children and young people with complex and multiple difficulties including treatment resistant psychosis; mood and anxiety disorders; somatisation disorders; early and complex trauma and attachment difficulties; neurodevelopmental disorders and learning difficulties; eating disorders; and Pervasive Arousal Withdrawal Syndrome. He has experience of working utilising a range of approaches and psychotherapeutic modalities within multidisciplinary teams, including CBT, DBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy and systemic family therapy.

He is committed to improving the standards of care and quality of inpatient CAMHS, implementing evidenced based good practice and has worked with a number of services in the past to achieve QNIC accreditation. He has interest in staff development and training and is a qualified appraiser. He has been extensively involved as a Clinical Supervisor, teaching and training junior doctors in the past, delivering Specialist CAMHS Academic Training Programmes and contributing to developing and delivering Core Trainee education programmes.

Dr Triveni Joshi - Medical Director/ CAMHS Consultant

Dr Joshi has extensive experience of working in CAMHS and Children’s Services. She has worked in both NHS and the Independent Sector prior to joining the Cygnet Group. Dr Joshi has both clinical and service development experience in areas of Community based CAMHS and CAMHS intellectual Disability services, Specialist ASC Schools and Tier 4 service inpatient units.

In her previous leadership role, as the Clinical Director of Cambian Group Dr Joshi played a pivotal part in developing the evidence based clinical model for their Children’s Services.

Her main areas of interest are Neurodevelopmental disorders and psychosis, but Dr Joshi works with young people suffering from depression, anxiety including OCD and BDD and early childhood trauma and attachment difficulties. She is trained in CBT, DBT and has also had training in psychotherapy and systemic psychotherapy. Dr Joshi has been involved in teaching and training and has presented at national and international conferences.

She has a real passion for design and delivery of evidence based and outcome focused therapeutic services for young people and young people in care. She is currently focused on improving the therapeutic milieu of inpatient settings.

Lauren Rotin - Ward Manager

Lauren’s career in Mental Health started in 2014 as a Support Worker. She then commenced her studies and qualified as a Mental Health Nurse. Lauren’s experience as an RMN has mostly been within PICU settings and secure care.

Since qualifying, Lauren has contributed to the opening and development of new services including PICU and Acute units for adults and adolescents. Lauren’s special interests include service development, staff training and parent/carer involvement.

Stacey Spooner - Ward Manager

Stacey has worked in mental health for over 15 years, starting as a health care assistant within neuropsychiatry. Working with the women at the service inspired her to train as a RMN. Throughout her nursing career Stacey has worked across a range of inpatient services including locked rehab, PICU, secure forensic services and learning disability services.

Stacey joined Cygnet in 2020 as a clinical team leader on a CAMHS PICU, she has since been promoted to ward manager. Stacey has a keen interest in QNIC, improving patient care by means of least restrictive practice and service improvement.

Dr Carl Rideout – Lead Psychologist

Carl is a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and member of the Association of Clinical Psychologists (ACP-UK). He has a Master of Science degree in Forensic Psychology and completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2017. Since beginning his career in psychology as an Assistant Psychologist during 2010, Carl has worked in a variety of inpatient and community settings, delivering both individual and group-based therapies.

Carl joined Cygnet in January 2019 and became the Lead Psychologist at Joyce Parker Hospital in December 2020, where he leads an enthusiastic and committed team of qualified, trainee and assistant psychologists. In his day-to-day work Carl adopts a person-centred approach and uses a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

Katie Condliffe - Head Occupational Therapist & Sensory Integration Practitioner

Katie qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2014 from Salford University. Since qualifying, her focus has been on working in the area of children, young people and families. Katie has worked across a wide variety of settings during her career including; in-patient mental health, children’s care homes, specialist schools, and has additionally gained experience in supporting foster carers and working with Looked After Children’s Teams. Katie has worked within all of the CAMHS hospitals with Cygnet Healthcare and joined the team at Cygnet Joyce Parker as Head of Occupational Therapy in November 2020. In 2021, Katie qualified as a Sensory Integration Practitioner from Sheffield Hallam University. Katie is also the Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist for CAMHS and Eating Disorders services across Cygnet Healthcare.

Katie has a specialist interest in sensory integration, autistic spectrum conditions and trauma informed care. Katie has a passion for service design and implementing evidence based practice, creating trauma informed environments, and designing and delivering training to staff to maximise the support given to young people. Katie is committed to supporting young people to overcome barriers to occupations that are meaningful and valued to them; and to working alongside families and carers to ensure that young people are able to transition back to the community.

Heather Rigby - Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Heather qualified from De Montfort University in 2004. She worked within Paediatric NHS Speech and Language Therapy teams within the East Midlands for 13 years before joining Cygnet as a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in 2017. Heather has worked in a wide range of settings across her career, such as, Community Clinics, Sure start programmes, Mainstream schools, special schools, PMLD day services, Adult Mental Health hospitals, learning disability hospitals and Adult Social Care residential homes. Heather joined CAMHS services in Cygnet in 2020.

Heather has specialist interests in the following areas: Developmental Language Disorder, Autism Spectrum Condition, CAMHS, Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC), Learning Disability and stammering. Heather has a passion for developing and delivering training to staff on developing their skills in identifying and supporting young people with speech, language and communication needs.

Jodie Mann - Lead Social Worker

Jodie joined Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital in February 2021 as the lead social worker. She has a masters degree in social work and experience in multiple fields. Jodie has worked in the public sector in child protection in Leicestershire where she gained a wealth of experience working with children and families, supporting families subject to child in need plans, child protection plans, legal proceedings and looked after children in line with Children Act 1989.

In 2020 Jodie was awarded the 'Pride in Practise' award for her work with Leicestershire County Council. She is passionate about supporting service users and families, and building meaningful relationships.

Tia Lord - Admin Manager

Tia joined Cygnet in 2016 as a general administrator, after gaining knowledge and experience during her time with the business, she was quickly promoted to HR administrator. In 2020 she joined Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital as the administation manager. Tia enjoys her role and doing whatever she can to support the service,

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