Dr Sue Bates

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CPsychol DClinPsy MSc MA BA (Hons)
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Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18
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About me

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (Dr) with 30 years experience, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) regulatory body. I work with adults + couples offering support, assessment & therapy for a wide range of emotional & mental health issues, including:-

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • eating disorders
  • PTSD + trauma
  • weight management / obesity
  • abuse
  • stress
  • couples / relationship difficulties

(see below for full list)

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
  • Practitioner in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (C.A.T.)
  • Schema Therapy Training (ST)
  • Levels I and II Certificates in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (E.M.D.R.)
  • E.F.T. For Couples Training (Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy)
  • A.C.T. (Acceptance + Commitment Therapy) Training
  • Expert Witness Training
  • Masters Degree in Applied Psychology (MSc)
  • Masters Degree in Psychology (MA Conversion)
  • Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Sociology & French (BA Hons - 2:1)


  • Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training
  • C.A.T. Practitioner Training
  • E.M.D.R. Practitioner Training
  • Schema Therapy workshops
  • Expert Witness Training
  • E.F.T. Couple Therapy Training
  • A.C.T. Therapy Training


Jan 2007-June 2016: Employed as a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS (Reading, Berkshire), treating severe and enduring mental health problems (eg: depression, anxiety, PTSD + trauma, complex trauma, psychosis, bipolar disorder, personality difficulties) using C.B.T, C.A.T, Schema Therapy and E.M.D.R. psychological therapies.

Since 2003: Self-employed private Clinical Psychologist, assessing & treating a wide variety of emotional and mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety, low self esteem, childhood abuse, OCD, phobias, relationship problems, etc., using C.B.T., C.A.T., Schema Therapy, A.C.T., & E.M.D.R. psychological therapies. 

Previously: Worked as a Clinical Psychologist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (C.A.M.H.S.) services + in an Adolescent Inpatient Unit.

Previously: Employed as a Clinical Psychologist at the NHS Eating Disorders service in Oxford, specialising in assessing and treating anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating disorder (individual and group treatments), using predominantly CBT/eclectic therapies.

Previously: Employed as a Clinical Psychologist specializing in assessing & treating children with learning difficulties, using predominantly CBT therapy.

Previously: Employed by South Warwickshire NHS Trust, training in adult mental health, child and adolescent mental health, older persons psychology, learning disabilities, eating disorders and family therapy.

Previously: Various temporary employments including: Cognitive Therapist with the Priory Hospital group, Assistant Psychologist specialising in assessing and treating traumatic brain injury and Assistant Psychologist in the Adult Mental Health and Child & Family Consultation Services.

Member organisations

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British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Dependent on circumstances. Please phone / text / email for further details.

When I work

Daytime / evenings / weekends

Ashmore Green, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Dr Sue Bates
Dr Sue Bates