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Meet the Team

Katie Gray - Hospital Manager

Katie qualified as a learning disability nurse and has previously worked with adults who have profound and multiple learning disabilities prior to joining Cygnet. She was one of the first learning disability nurses that joined Cygnet Lodge. Katie joined rehabilitation services as a staff nurse before progressing through to clinical team to her current role of Hospital Manager.

Altina Zimbahwe - Head of Care

Altina qualified as a registered mental health nurse in 2003 from the University of Leeds. Altina started her career with Cygnet in 2003 working in their low secure services, she has also worked within the PICU and Acute services before moving to the Rehabilitation service. Altina became Head of care at Cygnet Lodge Brighouse in July 2021. She is a Trauma Risk Management Practitioner and Reducing Restrictive Practice lead.

Sunita Bhatti - Psychologist

Sunita qualified as a Forensic Psychologist and has worked in mental health services since 2009. She has worked in low secure and locked rehabilitation services with males and females as a support worker and within the psychology department. Sunita joined Cygnet Lodge Brighouse in November 2021 and offers individual and group therapy sessions.

Shaun Stevenson - Therapy Manager & Substance Misuse Practitioner

Shaun joined Cygnet Health Care in 2012. Prior to this he worked for 19 years with the Ministry of Justice, holding a number of roles focusing on rehabilitative work. He has facilitated and managed a wide range of offending behaviour programmes using a CBT approach. For the past 9 years Shaun’s specialist area of work has been the development and management of substance misuse programmes in custodial and community settings. He is an experienced trainer of substance misuse workers for CBT group work.

Cordy Askew - Art Therapist

'Cordy Askew is a state registered art therapist with over 20 years post qualifying experience working with people who have mental health problems and Learning Disabilities. She moved to Yorkshire in 2005 to take up a job with Cygnet. Cordy currently works at Cygnet Lodge Brighouse on Thursdays, offering individual and group art therapy treatment.

Carla Davey – HR Administrator

Carla joined Cygnet after gaining over 2 years’ experience in Recruitment within the public and private sector. Carla graduated in 2015 with a First Class Honours Degree in Human Resource Management.

Carla’s main role is to support Cygnet Lodge Brighouse with their HR function including recruitment and retention of staff as well as being responsible for providing the best training development and activities for all staff within the units.

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