ANNABEL POATE-JOYNER, MD & LEAD CONSULTANT, APJ PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSULTING


Annabel Poate-Joyner is a Chartered Clinical & Coaching Psychologist with over 30 years of professional experience, Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society, and a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.


Annabel is on the BPS Registers of Clinical & Coaching Psychologists and Approved Psychological Practice Supervisors specialising in reflective practice.

Annabel Poate-Joyner is Manging Director and Lead Clinician of APJ Psychological Consulting, providing high-quality independent Clinical, Coaching, Occupational Health, Medico-legal and Expert Witness services to the NHS, CQC, Local Authorities, Police Forces, CPS, the courts, and to private sector services and businesses. 


Psychological HandS is the specialist Psychological Health & Safety and Occupational Health Service "Bringing Clinical & Coaching Psychology to the Workplace." www.psychologicalhands.com

Annabel sits on the BPS Expert Witness Committee and contributed to the Psychologists as Expert Witnesses Guidelines and Procedure, 4th Edition ( 2017) and Mental Capacity Committee which co-authored BPS Professional Practice Guidelines on Capacity and Consent ( May 2019).

Annabel is a Specialist Professional Advisor for Care Quality Commission (CQC), Co-Founder of the Association of Psychologists on Boards (APOB) and a Trustee of Care of Police Survivors charity (COPS). She has also published several articles in Jane's Police Review, Your Witness publications and with the Inclusive Boards charity.

Throughout her career, Annabel has worked primarily in the fields of Mental Health,  Autistic Spectrum Disorders, and Learning Disability. She has particular expertise in Mental Capacity and Best Interests issues and in assessing Vulnerable persons across the lifespan and Old Age.

Since 1998, Annabel has also specialised in working with police officers and law enforcement organisations, holding several Force Psychologist posts and consultancy roles including Surrey Police, NCIS, NCA, CEOP, and Metropolitan Police Service, Royal Military Police, SOCA, INTERPOL, Dorset Police, and is a longstanding Expert Advisor to the National Crime Agency. 

Annabel is also an experienced Executive and Wellbeing Coach and specialises in working with specialist teams and line management at all organisational levels in the policing world as well as coaching senior leaders and supporting high-profile figures and whistle-blowers in crisis. 


Annabel offers Face-to-Face, telephone and online sessions to suit your needs and lifestyle.

Annabel Poate-Joyner's Curriculum Vitae and Professional Profile is available on this website.

Annabel is insightful, responsive, problem-solving, flexible, innovative, effective - and always interested in taking on new challenges!