Kerry Reader


Kerry has been working as a registered psychologist for twelve years and has worked extensively with forensic populations in the UK and New Zealand. This has included working with clients who have had a wide range of offending and mental health issues using a cognitive-behavioural approach. Her work within the corrections services in the UK and New Zealand, and more recently a forensic mental health service, has predominately included working with sexual and violent offenders, and with providing support to other staff members within these services. In the last five years Kerry’s work with Te Korowai-Whariki (Central Regional Forensic Mental Health Service) has allowed her to extend her involvement in working with other helping professionals as well as giving her the opportunity to provide therapeutic interventions for clients with complex issues. Since coming to work with Pain Management and Rehabilitation Services Kerry has also developed skills in using biofeedback to assist clients with pain management, anxiety, and other mental health issues. In addition, Kerry provides assessment for clients who have experienced sexual abuse and helps to treat the resulting cognitive, behavioural, physical, social and emotional difficulties that ensue.