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Post by irishemma » Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:32 pm


I am Emma. I am a current trainee on a clinical course. I am in my second year (of five) as I am doing the flexible training. My work component is in Learning Disabilities and I really enjoy it.

In my spare time I enjoy swimming, walking, reading, movies and spending time with my partner and my friends.

My favourite colour varies but I always like pinks and reds, and also purple, and beiges and browns....hmmm, good to see I have made up my mind on that one!

I am not a huge fan of ice cream - not got a sweet tooth - an indulgence for me is more likely to be crisps and dips or a nice selection of cheeses!

I like wine, in particular sparkling wines.

I love cats but can't have one as my flat won't allow it b :(

Think that is all you could possibly want to know just now!

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Post by katyboo » Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:51 pm

Hi my name is Katy
I also came from an arts background originally but am going to be a 1st year trainee in Sept this year and am v excited about it too!
I love cats & my favorite colours are purple, pink and also more natural brown shades
I love savory food especially pizza and thai food- but would not turn down a piece of cake either!
I love all things Antipodean and my idea of heaven would be a hoiday to Western Australia, the Maldives or Hawaii

Am looking forward to summer hugely :lol:

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Post by mockingbird85 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:22 pm

Hey guys,

I'm Mockingbird (MB for short).
Favourite colours; claret and blue ( :lol: :wink: )
Favourite food; Chicken madras (ummmm)
I've just graduated Uni (got a 2:2) and have an interview for Lancs (fingers crossed!). I love football (playing and watching) and seriously considering taking up snowboarding.

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Post by Ruthie » Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:20 pm


Favourite colours: I have never understood this concept, but in my house I seem to have a penchant for chocolate brown

I don't own a cat, I'm rather allergic to the little blighters and don't much like them anyway. Cats' tongues freak me out.

I like Ben and Jerry's ice-cream and Haagen-Daz, but actually own an ice-cream maker and make some interesting icecreams myself - limoncello and strawberries anyone?

My favourite food is Thai.

I am getting very into Woody Allen films atm, and used to be a member of an arthouse cinema club (not now, because we moved house and don't have a close enough arthouse cinema).

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Post by astra » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:21 pm

Hi, I'm Astra, I like reading, I want to work with children or animals and I like travelling.

(Actually I'm not that keen on animals so I don't really want to work with them, and to be honest any job would be good at the moment!)

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Post by Shelley » Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:30 am

Hi Everyone,
I'm Shelley. My favourite colour is purple. I have two guinnea pigs, but no cats (yet).
Favourite food: chocolate :D , or if it has to be proper food - cheese.

I'm in my second assistant post, and have 3 interviews this year, but not had one yet (first one next week - eeek!). :shock:

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Post by Betty Barclay » Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:37 am

Hi everyone,

I'm Betty. Nice to be here :)

Hmmm well my favourite colours are bright pink and red, I have a cat and currently love beans in all forms - baked, casseroles, salads etc.... I'm going to be starting clinical training in September (not sure if I should say which one... :?: ), and plan to do alot of sitting in my sunny garden during the summer. It's funny how we've already created a safe list of things to disclose - here is something else to add to the melting pot - I'm scared of one man bands! :D

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Post by nettyb » Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:09 pm


I'm nettyb and I'm a qualified clinical psychologist currently working in Adult Mental Health. I'm just about to start a new job on an NHS inpatient ward in North Yorkshire, and I'll be doing some CMHT work and setting up a personality disorder service too. In my spare time I like to spend time with friends and loved ones, have a few pints and watch cheesy movies. I'm becoming a big fan of kick boxing and find it such a good way to ease stress and tension.

My favourite colours are cream, deep red and browns and would have every room in my house decorated in those colours but I don't think Mr Nettyb would approve!

I love chocolate but definitely have to be in the mood for it. Haribo star mix is also a favourite. I've recently become a cider fan and appear to have gone off wine and lager (must be my age!!).

I would love to have a dog (a chocolate brown Labrador - would compliment the décor nicely :lol: ) but as we both work full time it would be cruel.

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Post by chixta » Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:02 pm


I'm Chixta (the new, cooler Chickster natch! :lol: )

I'm supposed to be preparing for my interview on Monday but I'm doing this instead.

I am amazingly talented, incredibly goodlooking and pretty much perfect in every way :wink: I'm also very humble.

My fave colour is GREEN cause I'm an ECO-WARRIOR and love nature and being outdoors :mrgreen:

I love all animals and try not to kill wasps or flies or spiders. Oh but I'm also a complete hypocrite, because I eat meat. :oops:

I introduced the term 'Devils avocado', based on a mistake a service user made in a group session that I was running :lol: You may all use this term when you want to say 'Devils advocate'.

I love cats and dogs and have four cats and two dogs (but only two cats actually live with me and hubby in our house, the others are at my mums).


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Post by steve79 » Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:08 pm

Hi Im Steve

I think everyone knows some stuff about me already, but just to add to your knowledge....

my favourite colour is green
I dont have a cat
I love pizza
and enjoy Miriam's chocolate lol "green & blacks

Only in my second assistant psych post despite being offered 4 and 1 GMHW over the past 3 years (they come along like buses!)

Ste :)

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Post by postgraduate » Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:19 pm

Hello Im Postgraduate (postgrad on the other forum)
My favourite colour is yellow
I have two cats- Bam Bam a six month old male who is both affectionate and greedy and Fleur my year old female cat who is both aloof and anxious! :)
I like pizza My favourite is plain old cheese and tomato,

I teach at a sixth form and mark first and second year psychology undergraduate work. Im just writing up my PhD (part-time). Ive worked as a support worker and an AP in private healthcare and now Im applying for posts in the NHS. Im hoping something will come up for me soon so I can start gaining some more relevant experience for when I (eventually) apply the doctorate.


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Post by Bella » Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:00 am

Hello! My name is Kelly and I currently work in Birmingham ( RA in EIS). I have worked in quite a few places and posts and I have met some really good people through psychology!

I am just in the process of buying a house with my boyfriend - and its all very exciting! We hope to get either a cat, rabbit or dog once we move - but we can't quite decide which to go for!!

I love music, chocolate and reading!

I didn't apply this year as I am on a 2-year contract, but will be giving it a go in September :?


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Post by Laura » Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:16 pm

Hi everyone

This is a great idea! My name's Laura (although some of you may know me as Loz!). I don't really have a favourite colour, but I like red and purple, and am also partial to pastel colours! My parents have two lovely cats, who I miss loads now I've moved out of home! My favourite food is pizza...Fiorentina would be my top choice.

I'm currently working as a Research Assistant which I really enjoy, but I'll be leaving in the summer as I've been offered a place on a clinical course :D I've got some more interviews coming up as well....

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Post by Sugarspun Sister » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:41 pm

Hi everyone. My real name isnt sugarspun, nor am I anyone's sister, my name comes from a stone roses song. I didn't realise how rude it was til I looked up the lyrics, but I already had my name over on the other forum and didnt want to change it! Oops.

I dont have a cat - I am deathly allergic. Did I mention I'm also a bit dramatic?! My fave colours are black, silver, red and green. I don't eat meat, so I'm not too fussy about pizza toppings (I tend to find that if you go out to eat with a crowd, and you rule out meat straight off, you cant be too fussy about the rest!!). Although if pushed, I would have mushrooms, red onion and pineapple. I once had brocolli on a pizza though, and that was definitely not good.

I'm an AP in my second post, and have done various other bits and bobs too. I quite like craft-type things, and gardening, and am annoyed with myself at the moment as I spent the last 20 mins watering it until I realised there was a huge black cloud lurking above me :roll:

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Post by lizzy » Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:03 am

Hey guys,

I'm lizzy. I like yellow best. Although, I've no clothes or furniture that colour....but I do have some snazzy yellow shoes!

I only like cheese pizza...I'd prefer a chinese or some chocolate. :lol:

Im just finished up in an AP post and about to start in a research role. Gulp. Looking forward to it tho.

In my spare time I like meeting friends, comedy, dance and reading.

Nice to meet you all!

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