Dr Olivia Doughty
I am an experienced, HCPC and BPS (British Psychological Society) registered Chartered Clinical Psychologist offering assessments and therapy for adults and children.
I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from University College London and am highly trained in working with people who present with a range of mental health/ emotional difficulties, including:
- Personality disorder and relationship difficulties
- Trauma and PTSD
- Bipolar Disorder
I work with both adults and children.
Since qualifying, I have specialised in working with children and adolescents and have several years experience working with looked after children. I now offer assessments and therapy for families where children are presenting with behavioural and emotional difficulties. I have a particular interest in attachment difficulties and believe that the focus of change for most cases involving children/ young people should involve the whole family making changes together. I have further training in Systemic psychotherapy.
I strive to offer an accepting and compassionate therapeutic environment. As a clinical psychologist I incorporate information from past experiences and present difficulties to devise a collaborative (client driven) formulation to help explain what I think could be making life hard now and also help identify ways forward.
I often incorporate ideas from a range of models, depending on what is the best fit for the client but adhere to evidence base and NICE guidelines for best practice in terms of the models of therapy I offer. I, therefore, offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Compassionate Focused Therapy (CFT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) as well as drawing upon Attachment focused therapy and Systemic therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc hons Psychology
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Dclin Psy)
Institute of Family Therapy certificate in systemic family therapy (year 1)
Extensive experience working with adults, children and young people.
Work in the NHS/ Social Care as a Highly specialist Clinical Psychologist
Specialisms: Looked After Children
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 can offer sessions during the day, early evening and weekends