Dr Amanda (Mandy) Forbes. Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Dr Mandy Forbes is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Mandy is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. A former Clinical Lead of Clinical Health Psychology, NHS Tayside. Mandy has worked in both the NHS and in Private Practice for a number of years.
Mandy runs Sports Mind Scotland. The service is based in Dundee, however also offers appointments in Fife. Sports Mind Scotland consists of two teams. The General Clinical Psychology Team and The Psychology in Sport Team. More details can be found on our website or give us a call if you want to find out more about our service.
The General Clinical Psychology Clinic: is for anyone experiencing Psychological Distress/Mental Health Problems, such as Depression, Anxiety problems (PTSD, Phobias, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, OCD), Problems with your sleep, low self-esteem, poor body image, low confidence, work related stress, relationship issues, problems related to your physical health.
The Sports Clinic:is for all athletes, or anyone involved in sport-Amateur and Professional, who are experiencing psychological/mental health problems impacting upon sporting performance, such as depression, anxiety, post-injury/illness rehabilitation, pre-competition anxiety.
Training, qualifications & experience
Dr Forbes undertook her Clinical training at the University of Edinburgh. She is trained in a number of psychological therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She is EMDR level 4 trained. Mandy also holds a Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis and a Diploma in Sports Psychology.
Mandy is former Clinical Lead of Clinical Health Psychology, NHS Tayside. She has a number of years experience working in Adult Mental Health and with clients experiencing psychological problems related to their physical health. Mandy has worked in both the NHS and Private Practice for a number of years. She has a particular interest and experience in Mental Health issues in sport.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Tayside Complete Health, Dundee: £110.00 per session.
Dr Forbes is registered with all Major Private Insurance Companies.