WHO AM I?
Hello — My name is David Fong.
I qualified as a clinical psychologist in 1997 after 6 years of undergraduate and postgraduate training in clinical psychology. I spent five years working in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) service post-qualification. This involved both inpatient and outpatient settings and I also worked part-time as an expert witness in Child and Family Courts.
I left the NHS in 2002 and, after a career break, resumed my role as an expert witness, spending seven years working in the courts, volunteering for the Interchange project in Sheffield providing therapy to 13-25-year-olds and working as a locum in the NHS.
I returned to the NHS in a substantive post in 2013 until leaving at the end of 2022; during this time I took on many roles, including supervisor, line manager, Clinical Outcomes Lead, DBT lead and Clinical Team Leader as well as being an honorary teacher at Sheffield University on their doctorate training course in clinical psychology. I now have a private practice in Sheffield and online working with children, adults and families, as well as developing an interest in the therapeutic effects of green spaces. I have worked for the charity Mind Over Mountains as a well-being co-lead and have also provided therapeutic support to the organization Six Feet From the Spotlight, providing mental health support to those working in the entertainment industry.