Welcome to the Pebbles Family to Dr Faye McLean

We are thrilled to welcome Dr Faye McLean to the Pebbles family as our Head of Psychology. Faye brings a wealth of experience from working in health and social care settings and has a unique journey that has shaped her into the outstanding professional she is today.

Dr McLean began her studies at St. Andrews University, obtaining an undergraduate degree in physiology. While she was studying, she also worked at a local pub which she managed for around a year following her graduation, making her the youngest pub manager in town at only 23 years old.

Dr McLean then made the move to Edinburgh where she volunteered with Parentline and worked as a support worker for young people in a mental health inpatient unit. It was through these experiences that she discovered her passion for working alongside children and families, spurring her on to complete a master’s degree in social work at Glasgow University.

Faye then worked as a social worker for around a decade, contributing to organisations like Children 1st, Barnardo’s and CLIC Sargent. She continued her academic journey with a psychology conversion course at Glasgow University followed by a master’s degree in Applied Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. She then went on to complete her Doctorate at the University of Newcastle, focusing on parenting, intolerance of uncertainty and anxiety, culminating in a 20,000-word thesis in 2016.

Outside of her professional life, Faye is an outdoor enthusiast. She enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and bikepacking, having bikepacked in countries such as Slovenia, Portugal and Italy. She also enjoys spending time with her nearly 13-year-old border collie, Indie.

Since joining Pebbles, Faye has already visited our homes in Cumbria and is eager to visit more. She looks forward to developing the psychology team and enhancing the excellent service provided to our care and education teams.

Please join us in welcoming Dr Faye McLean to the Pebbles family. We are excited to see the positive impact she will undoubtedly have on our teams and the children we support.


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