Dr Frances Chaisty

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BSc, MSc, DClinPsy
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Altrincham, WA14
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About me

I am a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health Care and Professionals Council (HCPC; Registration number PYL041495). I work in the NHS whilst having a small private practice. 


Throughout my career, I have worked in a variety of mental health settings. This has included working with adults with mental health difficulties such as depression and anxiety, relationship difficulties, panic attacks and also with women and families during the perinatal period among others.

Psychotherapies Offered

As part of Clinical Psychology training, we learn to use a variety of therapeutic approaches and to adapt these to the needs of the individual. 

I am currently undertaking specialist training in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) and predominately use this approach is my private practice. 

Beginning of Therapy

(1) Telephone consultation

I offer an initial free 15 minute telephone consultation. Here you can briefly outline what you would like help with and together we can decide whether it is appropriate to arrange an initial assessment.

(2) Assessment

The initial sessions will take an assessment approach. This usually consists of two sessions of 90 minutes. This would allow us time to get a comprehensive understanding of your difficulties, and make a treatment plan together. 

(3) Follow-Up

If we both agree to work together, we will arrange follow-up appointments. These appointments are often weekly or fortnightly and last for 90 minutes. 


£130/90 minutes

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy). University of Liverpool
  • Masters (MSc) Psychology. University of Birmingham 
  • Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree (BSc) Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. University of Nottingham 

Specialist training.

  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Core training with J. Ten Have-de Labije in Berlin, Germany (in progress) 
  • Foundation Course in Groupwork with Group Analysis North (GAN) in Bolton, U.K. 

Published research.

Chaisty, F., & Cunningham, R. (2021). An Exploration of Staff Member’s Experiences of Receiving Clinical Supervision using Virtual Platforms, during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Pearson, T., Chaisty, F., & Stenfert Kroese, B. (2019). Teaching young adults with intellectual disabilities about early parent-child attachment behaviors using an educational DVD. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 65(3), 143-151.

Further research currently in prep. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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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.


Free initial telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

90 minute session: £130 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Sessions available in person, in Altrincham, or remotely (zoom video call).

Altrincham, WA14

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Dr Frances Chaisty
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