Dr Liz Kirkland

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Consultant Clinical Psychologist
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Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1
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About me

Clinical psychologist for children, young people and their families.

Clinical Psychologist for adults

I work primarily with children and young people who present with developmental, emotional, psychological, behavioural and/or relationship difficulties. I also work with the families of my clients. I do undertake some individual adult work too. Interventions undertaken are based on a formulation of each individual’s difficulties within their unique social context, family, school and social relationships. Current cultural context and events must also be taken into account when understanding difficulties.

The basis of the service I provide is this thorough assessment and the development of a clinical formulation in the form of a report and discussion. This in itself is often enough to create change and usually takes between one and three meetings over a period of a month.

Interventions are based upon this formulation and draw on behavioural, cognitive-behavioural, systemic and attachment (developmental) theory, therapy and practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Undergraduate degree in Psychology, BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Lancaster, 1988
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, Clin Psy D (1995)
  • Certificate in systemic practice (family therapy), University of Birmingham, 1998
  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist-British Psychological Society
  • Registered Practising Psychologist – Health Professions and Care Council (HCPC)

Over twenty years in NHS CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) experience at a senior level working with children, young people and their families with expertise and knowledge in working with those who suffer from different forms of anxiety including Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and unexplained physical health problems, eating difficulties, adjustment to change and loss and to chronic medical conditions, low mood and sadness to name a few.

Posts held in Adult mental health in the NHS with young people aged between 18-25, and generic adult mental health assessment and therapy.

Member organisations

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Tourette’s syndrome 

Further information


I provide a psychological service for children and young people up to the age of 25. The service I provide includes the assessment of and intervention for the following conditions and presentations:

Problems common in early childhood

  • Behavioural problems, anger and aggression
  • Eating
  • Toileting
  • Sleep difficulties and parasomnias (night terrors, sleep walking) adolescence

Problems in later childhood and early adulthood

  • Anxiety difficulties such as panic, phobia, OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), separation anxiety, school phobia/school refusal, existential fears
  • Mood problems, sadness and loss, depression
  • Adjustment problems to major life changes (for example; bereavement and loss, parental separation, divorce and family changes)
  • Adjustment problems to chronic medical conditions (for example; epilepsy, asthma, dermatological conditions)
  • Somatic difficulties ( for example; unexplained headaches, stomach aches, psychogenic non epileptic seizures)
  • Eating problems, food fears and phobias, restricted diet, eating disorders
  • Self-harm and addictive behaviour
  • Developmental problems such as autistic spectrum condition and ADHD
  • Chronic fatigue

Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1

Type of session


Types of client

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

Key details

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