About Our Team
Our team includes highly qualified professionals who work collectively to give better service and experience to our clients.
Denise Ujvari joined KR Health & Social Care as Regional Director of Operations (Northern) Mental Health Services in June 2020, bringing 15 years' experience working in senior management positions in a number of Independent Healthcare organisations across the North West in both community based and secure hospital environments.Leading on business and service development, Denise has gained vast experience in the healthcare arena, working collaboratively with stakeholder across services to develop quality services and patient pathways to meet the needs of patients and commissioners alike. Areas of interest include - Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Acquired Brain Injury, Compliance and Service Design, Development, Transition and Improvements. Safer Recruitment - Denise is a qualified Marketeer and REC MIRP Cert RP Recruiter and also holds an Institute of Leadership and Management qualification. Denise enjoys travel, Zumba and keep fit in general
Laura is a qualified and experienced Occupational Therapist. Laura worked in the capacity of an Occupational Therapist in Maple House and now as a Hospital Manger, she has supported the development of this service to achieve a good CQC rating. Prior to joining Maple House, Laura worked as an Occupational Therapist across both secure inpatient and specialist community services, these experiences developed her knowledge and practice skill sets. Laura is very clear that in addition to clinical therapeutic engagement individuals need to develop a range of occupational capabilities whilst in a rehabilitation service to ensure a successful and sustainable transition to less restrictive services.
Dr Vishwanath Ramakrishna
Dr Vishy joined us in Sep 2018. He is a Consultant Forensic Neuropsychiatrist with postgraduate qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry, Law and Clinical Neurology. He has over 15 years of clinical experience and has worked across a diverse range of secure and non-secure services both in the NHS and the Independent Sector. He has extensive experience of developing specialist mental health services including neurorehabilitation and autism services. He has published papers and presented at various conferences on a range of issues including brain injury. He has received a number of awards including the Howard White Memorial Prize, Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Clinical audit prize and Certificates of High Commendation. He was awarded his Master of Laws in Mental Health Law with Commendation. He completed his Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Neurology from Queens Square, London with distinction and was also judged Best Student. Vishy believes that there is no magic in a building and it is staff who make a service unique and specialist. Over the years, he has developed and delivered training for frontline staff in specialist areas. One such training program on Neurorehab that involved patient participation, was a UK wide finalist in Service User awards. Vishy is passionate about patients receiving high quality assessments and interventions that are evidence based. He has a strong reputation for leading on quality improvement initiatives.
Dr Jennifer Vaughan
Clinical Psychologist in Neuropsychology
Dr Jennifer Vaughan offers sessional input to the ABI service at Maple House. She has 8 years' experience working as a qualified Clinical Psychologist. She is HCPC registered and a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). She works within a Community Neurorehabilitation Service, working with people with acquired brain injury (e.g., traumatic brain injury, stroke) and other neurological conditions (e.g., Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis). She has experience of working within forensic settings, working with people experiencing severe and enduring mental health difficulties and/or acquired brain injury. Prior to specialising with neuropsychology, she had experiences working within primary, secondary and inpatient mental health services. She completed her undergraduate psychology degree at The University of Sheffield and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The University of Manchester. She has also completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology at The University of Glasgow.
Sabita is a charted counselling psychologist registered under the BPS and HCPC with 10 years of clinical experience. She has worked with diverse client groups, with a variety of presenting issues within a range of settings including one- to -one psychological therapy, counselling group work, and hospital settings. Sabita uses a gentle therapeutic approach to create a safe, non-judgemental, and supportive environment enabling you to openly discuss your concerns. She works collaboratively with you to identify helpful ways to manage these difficulties and improve. She provides specialist clinical assessment, formulation and intervention for complex mental health difficulties, and promotes a psychological, recovery focussed perspectives. Sabita specialises in complex grief, multi-culture counselling and complex trauma. Sabita uses a range of evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, EMDR and DBT tailored to your individual needs. She is committed to providing high quality psychological care and maintains her expertise and professionalism through ongoing clinical and supervision, and continuing professional development.
Jemma has worked at Maple House since 2016, she has supported the growth and development of the service. Jemma holds NVQ in business and administration management. Prior to joining KR Health & Social, Jemma worked in early years settings, including being a room manager at a nursey setting. Her ambition to support those with ill mental health led her to seek another career. Today, Jemma supports the day to day running of Maple House, leading on administration and all thing HR.