providing PSYCHIATRIC AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS and OPINIONS for FAMILY, CIVIL and CROWN COURTS For more information on
our services call
Tel : 01483 320 300
or email us
providing PSYCHIATRIC AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS and OPINIONS for FAMILY, CIVIL and CROWN COURTS For more information on
our services call
Tel : 01483 320 300
or email us
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Partners and Associates

The Partners and their Associates are all practising clinicians who are actively involved in providing clinical assessments and therapeutic interventions in addition to their medico-legal practise. They are committed to providing their services to a high standard.
The consultancy requires a very high level of commitment to education and training in this field and facilitates continuing professional development of all its members who are expected to attend regular meetings of clinicians and also attend meetings of the Ashwood Medico-Legal Forum, which is hosted by the Consultancy.

 

Sylvia P Duncan, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Sylvia Duncan is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an accredited Family Therapist and she is a widely published author in all aspects of child protection especially sexual abuse, serious injury and assessment of parenting. Sylvia Duncan has over twenty years experience of conducting assessments in Children Act and Family Law cases where there have been serious concerns about the safety and well-being arising out of their experiences of being parented.

 

 



Richard P.W. Fry, Consultant In Psychiatry
Dr Fry is a Child and Family Psychiatrist and a qualified Family Therapist. He has wide experience in the NHS services for children and families having worked at the Marlborough Family Service and as clinical director in CAMHS services in London and Hampshire. He has considerable experience in assessments where there is a background of child protection concerns; parental and child mental health issues; and, childhood trauma related to parenting issues including contact disputes following separation. He has special interests in the area of psychosomatic disorders and has published in this area and in that of the long term effects of sexual abuse in childhood.


 
 

Adrienne Burgess, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Dr Burgess is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who is trained to work with adults and currently works for the NHS . Dr Burgess has experience in in-patient forensic settings and outpatient community work. Dr Burgess has specialist experience in the assessment and treatment of adults with complex and enduring mental health problems including personality disorders, drug and alcohol difficulties, histories of violence and domestic violence. She is experienced in the risk assessment of adults and families where there is a history of sexual abuse and convictions, or, where abuse is suspected.
 

 Charles Musters, Consultant Adult and Perinatal Psychiatrist

Dr Musters is a Consultant Adult Psychiatrist.  He works for the NHS in east London in a highly specialist Perinatal Mental Health Team, treating pregnant and postnatal women suffering from psychiatric disorders.  This includes women with depression, bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia and personality disorders.  He is experienced in all aspects of psychiatric risk assessment, especially when considering a patient's role as a parent.  He often works closely with Children's Social Care and the Family Courts, and acts as an independent Expert Witness in legal proceedings.  He also has wide experience in treating patients with coexisting physical and psychiatric illness including patients with chronic pain, psychosomatic disorders and psychocutaneous illness.


 

Dr Jon Willows, Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Dr Jon Willows has specialist experience in the assessment and treatment of personality, mental health (including trauma) and interpersonal functioning in adults. He provides assessments of substance and alcohol misuse and the risk of violence and domestic violence. He provides psychometric assessments of cognitive ability and capacity (for example to take part in proceedings) and provides specialist assessment on the role of psychological therapy in addressing mental health and relationship issues. He is a published author in the field of psychological therapy following childhood sexual abuse and on the impact of sexual abuse upon child and adult development. He is an honorary lecturer and trainer for Clinical Psychologists in Doctoral training.

 

The Partners and their Associates are all practising clinicians who are actively involved in providing clinical assessments and therapeutic interventions in addition to their medico-legal practise. They are committed to providing their services to a high standard.
The consultancy requires a very high level of commitment to education and training in this field and facilitates continuing professional development of all its members who are expected to attend regular meetings of clinicians and also attend meetings of the Ashwood Medico-Legal Forum, which is hosted by the Consultancy.

 

Sylvia P Duncan, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Sylvia Duncan is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an accredited Family Therapist and she is a widely published author in all aspects of child protection especially sexual abuse, serious injury and assessment of parenting. Sylvia Duncan has over twenty years experience of conducting assessments in Children Act and Family Law cases where there have been serious concerns about the safety and well-being arising out of their experiences of being parented.

 

 



Richard P.W. Fry, Consultant In Psychiatry
Dr Fry is a Child and Family Psychiatrist and a qualified Family Therapist. He has wide experience in the NHS services for children and families having worked at the Marlborough Family Service and as clinical director in CAMHS services in London and Hampshire. He has considerable experience in assessments where there is a background of child protection concerns; parental and child mental health issues; and, childhood trauma related to parenting issues including contact disputes following separation. He has special interests in the area of psychosomatic disorders and has published in this area and in that of the long term effects of sexual abuse in childhood.


 
 

Adrienne Burgess, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Dr Burgess is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who is trained to work with adults and currently works for the NHS . Dr Burgess has experience in in-patient forensic settings and outpatient community work. Dr Burgess has specialist experience in the assessment and treatment of adults with complex and enduring mental health problems including personality disorders, drug and alcohol difficulties, histories of violence and domestic violence. She is experienced in the risk assessment of adults and families where there is a history of sexual abuse and convictions, or, where abuse is suspected.
 

 Charles Musters, Consultant Adult and Perinatal Psychiatrist

Dr Musters is a Consultant Adult Psychiatrist.  He works for the NHS in east London in a highly specialist Perinatal Mental Health Team, treating pregnant and postnatal women suffering from psychiatric disorders.  This includes women with depression, bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia and personality disorders.  He is experienced in all aspects of psychiatric risk assessment, especially when considering a patient's role as a parent.  He often works closely with Children's Social Care and the Family Courts, and acts as an independent Expert Witness in legal proceedings.  He also has wide experience in treating patients with coexisting physical and psychiatric illness including patients with chronic pain, psychosomatic disorders and psychocutaneous illness.


 

Dr Jon Willows, Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Dr Jon Willows has specialist experience in the assessment and treatment of personality, mental health (including trauma) and interpersonal functioning in adults. He provides assessments of substance and alcohol misuse and the risk of violence and domestic violence. He provides psychometric assessments of cognitive ability and capacity (for example to take part in proceedings) and provides specialist assessment on the role of psychological therapy in addressing mental health and relationship issues. He is a published author in the field of psychological therapy following childhood sexual abuse and on the impact of sexual abuse upon child and adult development. He is an honorary lecturer and trainer for Clinical Psychologists in Doctoral training.

 

  

THE ASHWOOD MEDICO-LEGAL CONSULTANCY IS A LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP WHICH ALSO TRADES AS AMLC

THE ASHWOOD MEDICO-LEGAL CONSULTANCY IS A LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP WHICH ALSO TRADES AS AMLC