APJ Psychological Consulting
Annabel Poate-Joyner provides high-quality independent Clinical and Occupational Health assessment and psychological intervention services to the NHS, CQC, Local Authorities, Police Forces and to commercial and private sector organisations and services by arrangement.
Throughout her career, Annabel has worked primarily in the fields of Mental Health and Occupational Health. She has particular expertise in working and supporting people with experiencing work-related stress issues and also personal issues affecting their work and she is skilled in addressing Fitness for Work issues, providing individual support and management advice on relevant issues such as reasonable adjustments to support the person within their workplace.
Since 1998, Annabel has also specialised in working with police officers and with local, regional, national and international policing and law enforcement organisations, providing psychological supervision and support coaching and management advice at all levels from individuals and teams up to leaders of these policing organisations.
She has held several Force Psychologist posts, contracts and arrangements including Surrey Police, CEOP, and the Metropolitan Police Service, the Royal Military Police, SOCA, the National Crime Agency, and INTERPOL.
Annabel has pioneered the concept of Psychological Health & Safety in organisations. For many years, she has developed specialist Pre-Selection Screening and Mandatory Monitoring Questionnaires for police officers applying for sensitive roles which may be particularly stressful and potentially traumatising, to be administered either directly or by specialist Occupational Health staff.
She is committed to bringing psychological understanding to underpin proactive organisational approaches to Health & Social Care services and encouraging integrity and personal and collective accountability at all levels of organisations.
Annabel has an exceptional ability to work in very sensitive situations including supporting and providing coaching tosenior leaders and high-profile people coping with very difficult crisis situations and media interest and offers personal and professional support to whistle-blowers.