Dr Holly Thompson
I am a sensitive clinical psychologist who combines an aptitude for multidisciplinary team work and client engagement, with strengths in assessment and evidence-based treatment. Hardworking and enthusiastic, excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to conduct and publish research. I provide a combination of evidence-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness Therapy, premised around a client- centred view that a solution tailored to each individual or family is essential for lasting improvement. All treatment is offered and agreed following a thorough assessment of the presenting difficulties, guided by clients' goals and informed by treatment guidelines provided by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). I am experienced in working with brief and longer-term therapy needs.
I particularly enjoy working with adults and families, with a range of presenting difficulties. I am experienced in working with PTSD (both adults and children), depression, anxiety, self-harm, OCD as well as broader difficulties relating to eating, sleep, and grief and loss. I am experienced in working with autism spectrum and behavioural difficulties in children and adolescents. I aspire to provide the highest standards of psychological therapy and my work is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Training, qualifications & experience
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (2011, specialising in Child, Adolescent and Family Mental health), 5 years' post doctorate experience in the Australian and British NHS, specialising in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Services, working in private practice since 2014 treating adults (specialising in trauma-focused CBT) and young people.
**Now offering Zoom consultations with increased availability following the Covid-19 outbreak.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I operate a private clinic (Flourish Clinical Therapies) in the heart of Winslow High Street, Buckinghamshire offering a range of health services:
Foot health care
Audiology [inc ear wax removal]
Mental health services (we have 3 clinical psychologists and a counsellor)
We are specialist professionals who live locally, and value serving our community with the highest standards of treatment and care. Please see Flourish Clinical Therapies on Facebook, or go to: www.flourishclinicaltherapies.co.uk