Dr Helen Bratton

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Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Available for new clients
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Glasgow G12 & Edinburgh EH2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with many years experience of helping people work through areas of difficulty in their lives. I am registered with the Health & Care Professions Council. 

Working in the independent sector, I provide private therapy for a wide range of psychological difficulties including anxiety, low mood, stress, managing challenging circumstances, trauma and relationship difficulties. I also provide supervision to practitioners working as qualified clinical psychologists and students undertaking masters level courses. 

When working therapeutically with clients my aim is to provide a safe and trusting space for people to talk through areas of difficulty in their life, to offer guidance based on psychological principles to help make sense of what can sometimes feel over-whelming. I am compassionate and caring as well as clear and direct, I challenge when appropriate and listen when needed.  I work collaboratively with clients to develop an understanding of their difficulties and move towards achieving their goals for therapy. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed my undergraduate M.A. in Psychology at the University of Glasgow and my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Edinburgh.  Since qualification I have undertaken specialist additional training in advanced therapy skills in Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Schema Therapy. 

​As a Clinical Psychologist, I am trained to work across the life span with mental illness, mental disorder and psychological wellbeing. Clinical Psychologist is a protected title by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), this ensures that the term is only used by those who have meet the academic and professional competencies as stated by the HCPC.

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Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Following an initial complimentary telephone consultation to discuss your concerns we would make a  plan to best address your needs.  Therapy sessions are online and tend to be weekly or fortnightly. The number of sessions will be based on your needs and can change over time depending on your goals for therapy.

We will work together in an open and collaborative manner to ensure the approach is the best one for you.  Therapy may involve reading additional recommended materials or completing tasks between sessions. My therapeutic approach is integrative, utilising methods from a variety of psychological models/theories to suit the needs of each individual client. 

When I work

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I offer a free initial telephone consultation to discuss your needs and to see if you feel we would be a good fit to work together. I generally work on Monday, Tuesday evenings and Fridays. 

Glasgow, City of Glasgow, G12

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH2

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

PVG Scheme

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I am an HCPC registered, BPS Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist with a specialist area of interest in forensic mental health.

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Dr Helen Bratton
Dr Helen Bratton