A Wakefield psychologist has retired after 32 years of providing therapy to people with mental health problems
55 year old Jonathan Fraise, a lead consultant clinical psychologist has worked in the adult psychological therapies service at Fieldhead hospital in Wakefield for 23 years. He has managed the day to day running of the service and worked to help service users in the area who are experiencing mental health difficulties. He said, "Therapy work is what brought me into the NHS and it is where I feel I have made my main achievements."
Jonathan has also held a place on the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust members’ council for the last two years as the representative for staff who work in psychological therapies. He said, "The members’ council is a vital body and sits at the centre of our Foundation Trust. It is the voice of our community and our staff in the organisation."
Jonathan reflects positively on his career in the NHS, highlighting in particular the move in society towards a more open attitude to discussing mental health problems and the consequent growth in people having the confidence to seek the help they need.
Jonathan intends to continue his involvement in the regulation of healthcare professionals during his retirement. He is also looking forward to travelling with his wife and indulging in his hobbies which include photography, computing and playing golf.