Dr Claire Wilson

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Clinical Psychologist and Director of The Psychology Place
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Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU1
Available for new clients
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About me

The Psychology Place is a private Clinical Psychology clinic based in Hull, East Yorkshire. Our Clinical Director Dr Claire Wilson, is a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience.

People may seek to work with a Clinical Psychologist for a variety of reasons. If you are struggling to cope with difficult emotions, stressful life events, trauma, work/life balance or problematic relationships you may benefit from some space to explore your issues and gain more understanding and insight into the cause of your distress. Psychologists work to offer both an increased self awareness and also a plan of how to address your difficulties in a way that improves your quality of life. We are trained in a variety of approaches meaning we can tailor our approach to suit your needs and deliver effective intervention. Please get in touch to discuss how we can help.

To introduce myself further, I am a highly qualified Clinical Psychologist having worked in both the NHS and in private practice with a range of issues but often specialising in trauma-related difficulties of varying types. Clinical psychologists undertake 6 years of training just to qualify (BSc degree in Psychology and then a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology). I have gone on to undertake further therapeutic training and I am also a qualified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Practitioner and CAT (Cognitive Analytic Therapy) Practitioner. I work on the principle that whatever approach we are using building a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship is essential and we will regularly review our work together and check it is suiting your needs and helping you to reach your goals. Collaboration is key to this therapeutic journey. 

No matter what issue you are seeking support with, our practice aim is for you to be able to build a supportive and safe therapeutic relationship with your therapist / psychologist, where you feel comfortable and secure in discussing your issues and confident in our abilities to help you work through them.

Dr Wilson specialises in trauma related presentations and longer term problematic patterns in how we might relate to ourselves and others which may be derived from earlier experiences. She also applies these skills to a variety of symptoms/problems such as such as adjustment problems, anger and self esteem issues, addictions, anxiety problems such as panic attacks, generalised anxiety, phobias and OCD, trauma related presentations including PTSD / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression.

Within the practice we can offer a range of evidence based practices including CBT/ Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR / Eye Movement Desenitisation and Reprocessing (an evidence based therapy for PTSD), Compassion Focused Therapy / CFT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy / ACT, Dialetical Behaviour Therapy / DBT and CAT / Cognitive Analytic Therapy (an effective therapy for exploring personal difficulties and problematic relationship patterns over 16 to 24 sessions). Fundamentally we believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important vehicle for change and trust and collaboration the key to successful therapy.

If you would like to discuss further how we can help, please drop us an email. 

Training, qualifications & experience

All our clinicians hold a
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) and a BSc Hons Psychology

Clinicians also hold additional qualifications and have training experience in therapy models such as:

EMDR accredited practitioner

CAT/Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner

Compassion Focused Therapy 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy / CBT

Dr Wilson has a background of extensive NHS experience (2006-2018) and has continued to update her skills and training in her specialist areas.  Dr Wilson is  registered with the HCPC/Health Care Professions Council (PYL24212)

She is DBS checked (enhanced) 

Dr Wilson our Director has:
Experience of working in NHS since 2006 and as a qualified psychologist since 2009 working in secondary services since this time. During this time she offered therapy, and also supervision and training of other staff, research and teaching on doctoral programme of university.

Her private practice started in 2012 working with a range of difficulties including therapy with adults and children, expert witness work and occupational health support.

Senior leadership roles in NHS including complex adult trauma such as traumatic birth, childhood trauma, military trauma, occupational trauma and support for uniformed services as a trauma specialist.

I have experience of working in residential care with young people with complex trauma and attachment needs plus additional support needs such as Autism.

Dr Wilson is also experienced in Armed Forces Compensation Scheme Assessments with a background in working in military trauma/PTSD.

I assess personal injury cases, criminal injuries compensation authority cases and medical negligence cases in terms of psychological medico legal assessment.

I have a particular specialism in trauma-related psychological injury in cases such as clinical negligence or personal injury and am regularly instructed by solicitors to undertake such assessments. I hold the Cardiff University Bond Solon certificate in both Civil and Family Court Work. 

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Additional information

Please contact me to discuss my costs. I also work with health insurance companies so let me know when you contact me if this is via insurance or self referral.

31-38 Queen Street, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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DBS check

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I am able to offer supervision to clinical or counselling  psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors.

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Dr Claire Wilson
Dr Claire Wilson