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Louise Coughlin Ltd was founded in 2013 to provide a range of psychological services for adults and young people. Louise Coughlin works alongside an experienced associate team, including Forensic and Clinical Psychologists. All associates are Chartered Psychologists and Registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council. 

Louise Coughlin
BSc (hons), MSc., C.Psychol., AFBPsS

​Louise Coughlin has extensive experience of providing Forensic Psychological Risk Assessments and providing expert testimony. Louise commenced her career in 2001 and became a Chartered Forensic Psychologist in 2005. During her career Louise has worked in all categories of Prison and in Medium Secure Hospitals. Louise has experience of facilitating: psychological therapy; forensic risk assessments; staff supervision; line management; research; and consultancy projects. Louise is also an academic supervisor for Forensic Psychologists in Training studying at Cardiff Metropolitan University.



Louise's areas of special interest include: 

Risk of violence

  • Risk of sexual violence

  • Risk of spousal assault

  • Risk of stalking behaviour

  • Level of executive functioning

  • ​Personality Disorder assessment

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Dr Mark Bradley
C.Psychol, PgDIP, BSc (Hons)


Dr Mark Bradley has worked within the NHS since 1997 and qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2007.  Mark also undertaken additional post-doctoral training in neuropsychology.  Mark has extensive experience working within a range of mental health and learning disability services within the community, inpatient settings and a number of criminal justice settings (secure hospitals, prison and probation).   

Mark’s experience includes undertaking forensic risk assessments, mental health assessments and neuropsychological assessments for the court and parole board, commissioned by both the CPS/parole board and defence advocates.

Mark can offer assessments regarding the following conditions and their relevance in terms of risk assessment and management: 

  • Developmental disorders

    • Learning Disability

    • Autistic Spectrum Disorder

    • Attention Deficit Disorder

    • Cognitive impairment caused by ante natal issues (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder)

  • Neuropsychological assessment of Acquired Brain Injury

    • Traumatic Brain Injury

    • Physical health (cardio vascular, diabetes, epilepsy, brain tumours, aneurisms)

    • Substance use

    • Hypoxia

    • Exposure to toxins

  • Neuropsychological assessment of progressive / degenerative conditions

  • Personality Disorder

  • Major mental illness

Caroline Webster
BSc (hons), MSc., C.Psychol.

Caroline Webster is BPS Chartered and HCPC Registered Forensic Psychologist with over 19 years experience of working collaboratively in risk assessment and treatment. Caroline has a broad range of experience in writing risk assessments reports for low to high risk adult males such as Category A reports, Parole, Pre-Release and the Structured Assessment of Risk and Need for Sexual Offenders (SARN-SO).  Caroline is also a national trainer for the SARN and Programme Needs Assessment (PNA). Caroline is also trained in other risk assessments tools such as RM2000, HCR-20 and the SAPROF. 


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Caroline has delivered both group and individual therapy using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.  Caroline has worked with various clients to support them overcome trauma, anxiety, depression and work related stress. Caroline is a firm believer in the power of Mindfulness and uses this throughout her own professional and private practice. Caroline is currently only offering online therapy. To contact Caroline please email  

Louisa MCmullon
BSc (hons), MSc., C.Psychol., 

Louisa McMullon commenced her career in 2003 and qualified as a Chartered and Registered Psychologist in 2015.  Louisa has an extensive experience of working within the field of forensic psychology, providing Forensic Psychological Risk Assessments and expert testimony, with both adult and juvenile offender. Louisa is trained, and has experience in, a number of psychological risk assessment tools for both adult and juveniles. These include;

  • General violence

  • Fire setting

  • Sexually harmful behaviour

  • Extremism

  • Intelligence scales.


Louisa also has experience of providing clients with individual and group based therapies. Louisa specialises in working with problematic behaviours and coping strategies. She has experience in helping people explore how past trauma, unhealthy relationship styles and personality difficulties may link to current problematic thinking styles and unhelpful coping behaviours, that are causing the individual difficulties in their everyday lives. She has delivered bespoke individual therapy on clinical needs, such as developing emotional literacy, aggression management, depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement, self injury and suicidal behaviours. Louisa has led on group psychological intervention, such as gang awareness, anger management, conflict resolution and social skills. Louisa’s style is integrative, drawing on Trauma Informed approaches, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Attachment and Schema Therapy. She has a specialist interest in working with adolescents with violence and other risky behaviours, taking a responsive, empathic, and non-judgemental approach to client relationships.


In addition Louisa offers supervision to Forensic Psychologists in Training.

Dr Laura Challinor
BSc (hons), MSc., 

Dr Laura Challinor commenced her career in 2013 and qualified as a Registered Psychologist in 2019.  Laura has gained experience working within the field of forensic psychology in a variety of settings, including working in low, medium and high secure hospitals, and working with youth offending services. Laura has experience of providing Forensic Psychological Risk Assessments and expert testimony, specialising with working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), intellectual disabilities and other comorbid presentations. Laura is trained, and has experience in, a number of psychological assessment tools. These include;


  • General violence

  • Interpersonal partner violence

  • Sexually harmful behaviour

  • Assessments of intellectual functioning

  • Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Assessment of trauma

Laura also has experience of providing clients with individual and group based therapies, and has skills of adapting these interventions in line with service user’s cognitive functioning. Laura’s therapy experience incorporates Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy. Her specialism is with men who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviour, or have thoughts of engaging in such behaviour. Laura currently works in the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) pathway at HMP Whatton within the ACORN Service. This is a collaborative service between the National Health Service (NHS) and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) providing a specialist service for individuals convicted of sexual offences with problematic personality traits who are considered ‘stuck’ in the prison system.

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Dr Rachael Wheatley
BSc (Hons), MSc, DPsych, C.Psychol Foren, AFBPsS, CSci, EuroPsy


Dr Rachael Wheatley is a registered and chartered Forensic Psychologist Practitioner in Independent Practice, also employed as a Professional Psychological Practice Programme Director at the University of Derby. Rachael is a full member of the Division of Forensic Psychology, a BPS chartered scientist, associate fellow of the BPS, holds a European Certificate in Psychology, and holds the Bond Solon and Cardiff University approved Expert Witness qualification.


Rachael previously worked for Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Services (UK) Psychology Services Group for 21 years as a forensic psychologist undertaking risk assessments within various custodial settings for differing client groups, and spent the last 6 years within senior leadership roles.


Rachael now has senior leadership experience within HE, developing and leading a brand-new forensic psychology professional practice postgraduate diploma and having strategic oversight for forensic psychology programmes at the university of Derby, where she remains active in research and external consultancy.  


In independent practice, Rachael continues to provide psychological risk assessments, individual interventions, supervision, training, and consultancy related to addressing stalking (and related VAWG offending). Rachael has specialised in working with people who have stalked since 2010 and completed her Doctor of Psychology degree on what drives men who stalk and how practitioners can best respond to their needs, publishing widely on this topic. Rachael was lead author on the recently published BPS practitioner guide for psychologists working with those who have engaged in stalking and co-developed the Early Awareness Stalking Intervention (EASI) project with West Midlands Police, targeting those charged with stalking offences (which she has been clinical lead for since August 2021).

Nina Preston

BSc (hons), MSc., CSci C.Psychol. 

Nina Preston is a Chartered Psychologist (since 2012) and Chartered Scientist recognised by the British Psychological Society, and Registered Forensic Psychologist with the Health and Care Professionals Council. Nina is trained and experienced in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) to advanced practitioner level, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). Nina has over twelve years of employment within HMPPS as a Psychologist and has specialist skills and experience acquired from working in dedicated personality disorder, and high risk/ high harm units.

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Nina also has four years experience working within the NHS, applying and advancing skills in the formulation, assessment and treatment of adults and young people in the community at risk of harm. Nina is trained and experienced in the following areas of psychological assessment;


  • General violence

  • Sexual violence

  • Intimate partner violence

  • Personality disorder

  • Intellectual functioning

Nina currently offers private therapy utilising ‘a systemic approach to therapeutic care.’ Nina is also an academic supervisor for Forensic Psychologists in Training studying at Cardiff Metropolitan University and for students on the Forensic Psychology doctorate programme at Nottingham Trent University.

Suzanne Wheeler

BSc (hons), MSc., C.Psychol., AFBPsS


Suzanne Wheeler is HCPC Registered Psychologist and a BPS Chartered Forensic Psychologist. Suzanne was employed by HMPPS for 20 years, becoming qualified in 2004. During her employment in HMPPS Suzanne worked with adult and juvenile males. Suzanne’s experience in HMPPS included facilitating Offending Behaviour Programmes as well as undertaking bespoke interventions. Suzanne’s therapy approaches include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy and Dialectal Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Suzanne has considerable experience of assessing risk of future offending, her previous roles included risk assessment for parole, and risk of violence posed within prisons. Suzanne is trained and experienced in the following risk assessment areas;

  • General violence

  • Personality disorder

  • Intimate partner violence

  • Sexual violence

  • Extremist behaviour


Suzanne was the Clinical Lead for the Specialist Interventions Unit and Head of Psychology and Interventions at HMP Manchester. This role included undertaking risk assessments, bespoke intervention, and supervision of Forensic Psychologists in Training.


Suzanne is currently the Programme Lead for the Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Psychology Practice and the MSc Forensic Psychology programme at Manchester Metropolitan University. 

Information about other associates of Louise Coughlin Ltd is available on request

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