Meet the Team

Marie Fiske - Head of Care

Marie qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 2004 she started her career working in NHS medium secure services for both male and female criminally disordered offenders. Marie then went onto work in the Forensic Community Mental Health Team and Her Majesties Prison Services in the North East before joining Victoria House in 2010 as a Staff Nurse rising to Senior Nurse then her current position as Head of Care.

Marie has extensive knowledge and experience working with service users who have challenging behaviour, dual diagnosis and complex needs.

Dr Bobbie Eke - Clinical Psychologist

Dr Bobbie (Lorraine) Eke qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2012 at Teesside University. She had a career in mental health services prior to this, working in the NHS as a mental health nurse for 10 years, within acute mental health and learning disability services in Teesside and North Yorkshire before completing her degree and masters in psychology. Within her psychology career she has worked in Adult, older adult, Children’s mental health, forensic and learning disability services.

She has special interests in trauma and complex mental health difficulties and offers an integrative approach which draws on cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic therapy (CAT) and mindfulness in addition to other models. She is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Her other areas of interest include staff support which has been the focus of both her doctoral research and further research studies. Within Cygnet Bobbie is also the lead for the Research and Development group and has a keen interest in promoting research activities throughout the company.

Anita Rutkauskaite- Assistant Psychologist

Anita started her career in mental health care services in 2005 and has worked in both the NHS and independent services. After graduating from Teesside University in 2013 and gaining First Class Honours Degree in Forensic Psychology Anita started work as an assistant psychologist. Before joining Cygnet Anita worked as a research assistant within NIHR North East Dementia and Neurodegenerative Diseases Clinical Research Network. Currently Anita is studying MSc in Forensic Psychology at Teesside University whilst continuing her work as an assistant psychologist at Cygnet Victoria House.

Anita’s experience covers Low and Medium Secure Forensic Services, Male and Female Personality Disorder and Learning Disabilities, Autism and Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation services with experience of working with patients with dual diagnosis, complex needs and challenging behaviours.

Anita is also very passionate about supporting staff working in mental health settings and has engaged in developing training and research projects around this. Anita is driven towards a future where MDT working is expanded to include the wider team in creating a therapeutic environment and difference to people’s lives.

Lisa Featherstone - Receptionist

Lisa helps to provide reception and administration services. Prior to joining Cygnet Victoria House she previously worked for nine years in Banking and before that 12 years for the police.

Lisa's role is extremely varied and finds that no two days are ever the same. She is proud to be working as part of a larger team whose main focus is to provide a positive change to people’s lives.

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