Dr Maria Parissi

I am a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist in Pain Management, registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). I have an Honour’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Psychology, and a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology.

I have more than 10 years’ experience working both in Mental and Physical Health. In the past 6 years, I have provided specialist psychological assessment, formulation, and evidence-based interventions to individuals, across the life span, with complex mental and physical health difficulties. I specialise in Pain Management. I have a particular clinical interest in psychological trauma and long-term pain. I am currently completing my Medico-legal Training with Bond Solon, which is accredited by Cardiff University.

Medico-Legal Experience

I am currently accepting medico-legal instructions, acting for the Claimant, Defendant, or joint instructions and have completed the Cardiff University Bond Solon Civil Expert Witness Certificate Courses below:

Excellence in Report Writing
Courtroom Skills training
Civil Law and Procedure 1 & 2
Cross Examination Day

Daniela Antonie

I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist chartered by HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with the BABCP (British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapists).  

I have over 17 years of experience in providing specialist mental health assessments and evidence-based psychotherapy (e.g. individual and group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy -CBT and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – EMDR) for a range of moderate to very complex psychological and emotional difficulties to adults. 

I am currently the Clinical Lead for Newham Talking Therapies (East London NHS Foundation Trust), a high performing London-based Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service. In my role I am providing strategic leadership and supervision for a large team of psychological professionals and having the overall responsibility for the delivery of outstanding psychological services to a diverse and complex population. I am also involved in teaching, training, consulting and supervising experienced clinicians. 

My clinical specialties include: 

Adult Mental Health and Psychological Assessments  
Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 
Chronic and Recurrent Depression  
Chronic Pain and Medically Unexplained Symptoms 
Anxiety (e.g. Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder) 
Multi-morbidity (co-morbid Depression or Anxiety and long-term conditions) and assessment of psychological impact of Chronic Pain or other long-term health conditions  
Domestic Abuse and Relationship Difficulties 
Employment Stress 
Risk assessments 

Medico-Legal Training Courses

Bond Solon, accredited by Cardiff University Law School

Excellence in Report Writing
Courtroom Skills
Cross Examination Day
Civil Law & Procedure

Dr Patrick Hill

I have an honours degree in Psychology and both a Masters Degree and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I am chartered by the British Psychological Society as a Clinical and a Health

Psychologist and hold an Associate Fellowship of the Society. I am also registered as a Chartered Scientist by the Science Council.

I completed clinical training in 1987 and have over 30 years’ experience in applied Clinical Health Psychology, specialising in the management of chronic conditions. I have developed a number of multidisciplinary services providing support to people with long term health conditions, particularly chronic pain.

I have 25 years’ experience in medico-legal reporting and court work in the areas of personal injury, chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder. This work has been predominantly on

behalf of the plaintiff and a small number of cases have been undertaken on behalf of the defendant as well as on a jointly instructed basis. 

I held senior posts at Gloucestershire Royal NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, where I was professionally responsible for teams of health

psychologists engaged in clinical, organisational and research work.

From 2001 – 2008 I worked for a number of NHS national support teams, specialising in clinical governance and patient involvement. During this time, I held an honorary contract with North

Bristol NHS Foundation Trust as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the Pain Management Unit, where I maintained my clinical practice.

In October 2008 I was appointed Professional Lead for Clinical Health Psychology by NHS Birmingham East and North. This post incorporated clinical sessions in a multidisciplinary Pain Clinic. From December 2010 until I retired from full time NHS work in March 2015, my employing organisation was Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust. I currently hold part time contracts with a number of NHS Pain and other clinical services.

I am a member of the British Psychological Society’s Divisions of Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology. Other societies include The British Pain Society and the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).