Dr Shelagh Morrison, Clinical Psychologist
I am an accredited, experienced Clinical Psychologist, registered with the HCPC. I am Co-Director of The St Andrews Practice, a private service that provides Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry to adults in North East Fife and the surrounding areas.
At the St Andrews Practice, I work primarily with adults with a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, panic, depression, relationship difficulties, PTSD and reactions to traumatic experiences, phobias, OCD, intrusive thoughts, work and exam stress, attachment difficulties, adjustment difficulties, bulimia, low self esteem. I use a range of evidence based therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Schema Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy. I am looking forward to also offering Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) for PTSD and a range of other conditions in the near future. Whatever therapeutic approach undertaken, I am invested in developing a warm, empathic and validating therapeutic relationship with my clients, and creating a safe space to work collaboratively.
Here at the St Andrews Practice we also provide multi-disciplinary Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessments for adults. Further to this we also provide, where requested, psychological input tailored to management of these conditions, which may include working with partners/families where appropriate.
Please visit our website for further information on my biography and the St Andrews Practice: www.thestandrewspractice.com.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I obtained an MA (Hons) Psychology: First Class Award , in 2000, from the University of Glasgow. Further to this I obtained a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2007, also from the University of Glasgow . My NHS experience totals 18 years, the last twelve of which have been specializing in adult mental health, ranging from mild difficulties, to the more severe and enduring difficulties with which clients present in the Community Mental Health Team and Inpatient Services. Within my current NHS role I also contribute to multidisciplinary diagnostic assessments for Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Within the NHS I provide evidence based psychological interventions, on an individual basis, as well as group and family work. I also fulfill a number of other diverse roles around training, consultation, supervision and service development.
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