Dr Anne is a group analyst, forensic psychotherapist and mental health nurse. Her nursing career in the NHS saw her gaining experience in the range of roles ‘from ward to board.’ However, her clinical practice was based in forensic mental health services, including 15 years as a consultant nurse in secure services for women. After taking early retirement she returned to the NHS on a part time basis and manages a clinical network offering training and consultancy to build workforce capacity for supporting people with the diagnosis of personality disorder. Anne is also a director, psychotherapist and consultant nurse for Psychological Approaches, a community interest company providing training and consultancy to public sector agencies working with complex needs and offending. Anne has published and presented widely in areas relating to complex trauma and attachment issues, especially as related to forensic services, ‘personality disorder’ women’s mental health and racism.