Jim Cromwell | INTERPRETING

Hi! I am a qualified BSL/English Interpreter, working with deaf people since 1988.

 
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About Jim

 

Jim is more than just an interpreter.

He has worked with and alongside Deaf people since he was eighteen and qualified as a BSL/English interpreter in 2008. He is also a Dr of Psychology and has benefited from practising exclusively within the Deaf Community.

He began in care work with deaf-blind adults where he first learned to sign, and developed his BSL through to Level 4 (now called Level 6) while at National Deaf Services. Currently re-registering with the National Register of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People (NRCPD), he is a full member of the Association of Sign Language Interpreters (ASLI). 

Jim has worked in primary and secondary schools, large and small private businesses, small GP surgeries and large hospitals, governor and trustee meetings, offices, and universities. He has worked with Deaf people of all ages: pre-schoolers, young children, adolescents and adults with and without additional difficulties. 

He is confident and experienced working alongside Deaf and hearing people to facilitate effective communicating relationships.

Jim's background in Deafness, alongside his psychological expertise enables him to quickly understand the professional and/or social contexts of the interpreting role and quickly make the right decisions to maximise communication.

Services & Pricing

Qualified BSL/English interpretation across all domains including experience in higher education and specialism in mental health. Fees are quoted upon request and depend upon the nature of the assignment.

Please ask for a quotation via the Contact page.

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Testimonials

Jim stepped in to help facilitate a deaf/hearing parent meeting for us. He was positive, flexible and immediately engaging with the very varied range of stakeholders. I am convinced that the highly positive feeling of the meeting and the valuable feedback and comments we gathered were secured through Jim’s approach in addition to his technical skill.
— Executive Head of Deaf School
Jim is a consummate professional who ensures that each person in the room is able to express themselves in the best way possible while facilitating communication between all parties smoothly. I would heartily recommend his services to those who may require them.
— Deaf researcher
Jim has empowered me to argue my point without fear of being ridiculed, to question ... ideas and thoughts, and ask for advice or guidance.
— Behaviour specialist
[I] had a very useful hour with Jim Cromwell, who was brilliant and opened my eyes to the importance of Sign Language for Deaf learners.
— Education Authority Head
Jim’s involvement with my children was brief/passing but nevertheless made a lasting difference.
— Parent of deaf children
 
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Contact

If you would like to check availability, enquire about a booking, or ask any questions, please contact me as below, or use the form on this page.

EMAIL
interpreting@jimcromwell.com

PHONE | TEXT | FACETIME
07891 015 491

SKYPE
jimcromwell@live.co.uk

GLIDE
@jimcromwell

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Experience and Qualifications

 

Experience

BSL/English Interpreter
Freelance
2017 - present

BSL/English Interpreter
Freelance
2008 - 2012

Trainee BSL/English Interpreter
Sign Solutions / Freelance
2007 - 2008

Chair of the Board of Trustees
British Society for Mental Health and Deafness
2009 - 2011

Residential Social Worker
RNID Poolemead Centre
1988 - 1992
Working with deaf and deaf-blind people in BSL

Associate Fellow
British Psychological Society
2014 - present

Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Exeter Deaf Academy
2009 - 2017
Working in BSL with deaf children and young people

Chartered Clinical Psychologist
National Deaf Services
1997 - 2007
Working in BSL with deaf adults with mental health problems

Trainee Clinical Psychologist
University of Surrey
1994 - 1997
Specialising in deafness and mental health

Assistant Psychologist
Homewood NHS Trust
1993 - 1994

Education

Interpreting (BSL/English)
NVQ Level 4

CACDP
2008

Interpreting (BSL/English)
Unit INTE1

CACDP
2008

Interpreting (BSL/English)
Unit INTD1

CACDP
2008

Interpreting (BSL/English)
Unit INTC1

CACDP
2008

Interpreting (BSL/English)
Unit INTB1

CACDP
2008

Interpreting (BSL/English)
Unit INTA1

CACDP
2008

BSL (NVQ 4)
CACDP
2005

CPsychol Clinical Psychology
University of Surrey
1994 - 1997

MA(Hons) Psychology
University of St Andrews
1988 - 1992

Second Arts Exemptions in English, and Psychology
University of St Andrews
1989 - 1990

First Arts Exemptions in English, Logic & Metaphysics, and Psychology
University of St Andrews
1988 - 1990

First Arts Pass in Moral Philosophy
University of St Andrews
1988 - 1989

Other Experience and Memberships

 

Other Professional Experience

Keynote Speaker (BSL)
British Society for Mental Health and Deafness Annual Conference
2016

Memorial Speech in memory of Dr Nick Kitson (BSL)
World Congress on Mental Health and Deafness
2014

Presenter
World Congress on Mental Health and Deafness      
1998

Professional Memberships

NRCPD
Registered BSL/English Interpreter
CURRENTLY RE-REGISTERING
1002371

ASLI
Full Member
28088

British Psychological Society Associate Fellow
70257

HCPC
Registered Clinical Psychologist
PYL04180

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