Dr Helen Bratton
What is a Clinical Psychologist?
Clinical Psychologists are highly trained in the use of psychological interventions across the lifespan and a variety of settings. We are able to apply psychological theory and knowledge to a wide range of difficulties and incorporate a number of therapeutic approaches to help to understand and reduce distress.
What does a Clinical Psychologist do?
Overall we aim to help people understand the difficulties they are experiencing, reduce psychological distress and increase psychological well-being. We work together with you over a number of sessions to help make sense of your experiences to enable you to make changes that can reduce your levels of distress, increase your understanding and improve your quality of life.
What kind of difficulties can a Clinical Psychologist help with?
Clinical Psychologists are trained to help with a wide range of mental illness and mental disorder; we are also able to help with problems associated with the stresses of day-to-day life or difficult circumstances. Below are just some of the difficulties we can help with:
- Depression/low mood
- Trauma – experiences of abuse
- Relationship difficulties
What will happen when I meet with a Clinical Psychologist?
We will spend some time discussing your current difficulties and what’s going on in your life just now, we will consider how your past experiences may feed into your current difficulties and develop a shared understanding and find a way forward. We will then work on building resilience and enhancing well-being to help you manage the problems you are experiencing. The number of sessions required will vary from person to person and depends on your aims and expectations.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a MA(hons) in Psychology from the University of Glasgow and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinpsychol) from the University of Edinburgh.
I am Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered and British Psychological Society (BPS) chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Individual therapy sessions £100 for 50 minutes.
Clinical Supervision also available, please contact directly for rates.
For any further information please do email or call.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Appointments currently available on Monday\Tuesday evenings and Fridays. Weekend appointments may be considered.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with HCPC and BPS. I have completed the NHS Education for Scotland - Training in Generic Supervision Competencies for Psychological Therapies and the Clinical Psychology Specialist Supervision Module.View supervision profile