PPCS - Psychiatric & Psychological Consultant Services

Management Team

PPCS is an independent registered mental health provider, and its management team are focused on being the 'best in class' for patients, GPs, solicitors and specialist consultants and referrers.

As a team we bring a wealth of experience in treating and managing patients and healthcare organisations and are dedicated to providing a 'patient-centred' Clinic. We believe that appropriate assessment leads to appropriate treatment and in turn leads to better outcomes.

Executive Chair:

Tony Bedford MPhil AFBPsS CPsychol is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. He has a particular interest in the applications of modern psychiatric and psychological techniques in Independent settings, and in best practice and governance processes.

Medical Director and Chair of Clinical Advisory Board:

Gavin Tennent DM FRCPsych is a Consultant Psychiatrist. He has extensive experience in clinical psychiatry and clinical management both in the UK and abroad. Shared working between mental health professionals has always been a major objective.

Chief Executive:

Joanne Young BSc (econ), MSc, DMS, MBA has a wealth of experience in private, not for profit and public sector healthcare organizations including the NHS. She was appointed CEO of PPCS in 2012, to evolve, adapt and align the organisations priorities, clinical services and patient care to the changing healthcare opportunities and landscape.

Commercial Director:

Andrew Welch has more than 20 years of experience as a Commercial and Business Development Director with a demonstrated successful history in the health, tech, and insurance industries in the UK and US. He has designed, launched and led new services as well as sales teams in these industries.

Director of Patient Liaison:

Deborah Young was initially qualified as a Medical Secretary, has been with PPCS since inception and is the Registered Manager of the practice.

Director of Psychology:

Barbara Stevens BA (Hons), PhD, DipClin Psych, AFBPsS CPsychol is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience in the NHS and private sectors. Her main expertise is in the treatment of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, and neuropsychological assessment.

Deputy Director of Psychology:

Tamara Cilliers is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. She works in the NHS and independent practice and has done so for over 20 years. She has a particular interest in the provision of evidence-based psychological therapies and flexible application of this. Alongside her clinical work, Tamara is directly involved with the Clinic's corporate clients, providing tailored mental health and wellbeing training.

Clinic Manager - Operational:

Brenda Moss moved into an HR role in private healthcare following a 25 year HR leadership career with a UK FTSE 100 retail company, before commencing a management position with PPCS. This current post is accountable for the Clinic administrative and reception services and the management of the Medico Legal division.

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