Clinical psychology can be used for both children and adolescents, who experience emotional and behavioural difficulties and may present with problems including:
- Anger Difficulties Anxiety
- Panic Attacks and Phobias
- Attachment Difficulties
- Bereavement and adjusting to ill health in the family
- Challenging Behaviour Coping with life events/transitions
- Depression and Low Mood
- Eating Disorders
- Emotional Regulation difficulties
- Feeding difficulties
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship and family problems
- Low Self-esteem and Low self-confidence
- Sleep problems and bedtime routines
- Trichotillomania, Tics and Tourettes
Dr Abigail Gilbert
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist specialising in working with young people and adults with a range of difficulties, such as low mood and depression, anxiety disorders, stress management and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I additionally have expertise in working with those with physical health conditions, such as chronic pain, fibromyalgia, cardiac conditions, diabetes, and physical disabilities among others. This can involve helping those who are struggling to manage the impact an illness or disability may have or adjusting to life with a chronic illness. I specialise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I am additionally trained to provide Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) for the treatment of PTSD.
I have over 10 years experience of working in the NHS including within adult mental health and in a large teaching hospital. I have worked with NHS teams, including cardiac rehabilitation and pain management, caring for patients with long term physical health conditions by providing psychological support.
Dr Rachael Phillips
I am an experienced Counselling Psychologist, qualified at Doctorate level, and have been working in the NHS for 6 years supporting individuals from ages 14 to 60 with varying mental health difficulties. I have extensive experience working with those suffering from an eating disorder. My experience transcends to those with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge-Eating Disorder, Purging Disorder. I have worked with clients in various settings including inpatient, day-patient and out-patient.
As a part of my Doctoral training I gained the skills to work with various therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centred Therapy, and Psychodynamic approaches. Continued professional development has broadened my skill set to include compassion-focused therapy, graded exposure training, and acceptance and commitment therapy, which I incorporate into my therapeutic work. My clinical experience has further developed my knowledge and understanding of working with these models, and as such I have chosen an integrative approach. By using an integrative approach, I am able to draw on these various models of therapy to support my psychological understanding of your presenting difficulties.
Dr Jenny Griggs
Jenny is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and a BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist who has had over 12 years experience working in the NHS since qualification. She specialises in providing CBT based interventions to both young people and adults struggling with a range of difficulties including anxiety disorders, depression, low self-esteem, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders. Prior to working independently Jenny was employed as a Clinical Psychologist in a CAMHS team in Gloucestershire where she took a lead role in developing CBT within the service and established CBT clinics. Jenny still provides supervision to NHS colleagues. Jenny is registered with the main health insurance providers. She can accept referrals directly or via other healthcare professionals.