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Nicola Maguire-Alcock

BBO Team Leader and Psychologist

Nicola has worked at Genius Within for 4 years and is a Team Leader in the Employability Team. As a Team Leader she can draw on her passion for delivering a high-quality service which is accessible and applicable to her clients.

Nicola has always had a passion for working with individuals to maximise their potential and work to their strengths. She works with those who are long term unemployed and hard to reach as a neurodiversity coach, delivering the Employable Genius course and conducting Positive Assessments.

Prior to joining Genius Within, Nicola had a range of experience including working at a specialist inpatient services for neurodiverse/divergent children with a clinical diagnosis, specialising in Autism. She also worked in mental health services including Child and Adolescent services (CAMHS) specifically within the ASD and ADHD assessment teams.

Nicola also worked in the prison service supporting offenders with neurodiverse conditions and those experiencing mental issues to deliver high intensity interventions. Whilst working in the Prison service Nicola worked as part of the suicide prevention and self-harm team.

My expertise…

Nicola has a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Forensic and Criminal Psychology. Her research in her MSc used Interpretative Phonological Analysis regarding expert witnesses and credibility.

Nicola is qualified in psychometric testing including the WAIS and NEO-PI-3 (personality inventory).