Meet the Team
Dr Brad Crook
Clinical Psychologist; Father; Advocate; Man; Terrible Footballer
Brad has experience working therapeutically with children and families as part of a private psychology company and providing therapy to teenagers and children for anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and self-harm. He supports young people in the foster care system and provides assessment and support to adults with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC). Part of his work has been developing and delivering training packages to children’s services, schools and colleges.
He often gets on his soap box about the way in which our culture shapes views on gender and the negative impact of this on identity. In particular, how rigid views on masculinity shape boys’ relationship with their own emotional wellbeing and help seeking.
Brad sees making change as something that happens by working not only with individuals but wider groups to create ripples through society. He believes hemotion has a role in advocating for those who have been told they can’t make change until they are able to do so for themselves.
Motivation and values
People are a product of their experiences, there are no ‘bad’ children, being vulnerable is not the same as being weak, everybody has the right to have what they consider to be a good life, embracing our differences makes us stronger.
Dr Greg Stocks
Clinical Psychologist; Father; Partner; Friend; Pain in somebody’s butt
Greg has an NHS role in Physical Health Psychology with clients managing the psychological effects of physical health conditions.
He has previous experience working alongside individuals with severe and enduring challenges to their mental health, families involved in family court proceedings, as well as those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Conditions and working with individuals on parental psychological health.
Greg is interested in the intersections of our social identities and how other aspects of our self and environment interact with gender, particularly masculinity, to affect care provision and care seeking.
He sees his role as working at different levels to make change: working one-to-one with individuals, working with groups as a collective, consulting with those with power to make real change and developing research and projects which have both clinical and policy implications.
Motivation and values
Social Justice; Equality; Connection; Strength in vulnerability; Collective action