Dr Sue Bates CPsychol DClinPsy MSc MA BA (Hons)
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (Dr) with over 25 years experience, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) regulatory body. I work with ADULTS, CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS + COUPLES offering support, assessment & treatment for a wide range of emotional & mental health issues, including:-
- eating disorders
- weight management / obesity
- couples / relationship difficulties
- family issues
(see below for full list)
Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
- Practitioner in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (C.A.T.)
- Schema Therapy Training
- 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
- 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, psychosis, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality difficulties) using CBT, CAT, Schema Therapy and EMDR 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 CBT, CAT, Schema Therapy & EMDR psychological therapies.
Previously: Worked as a Clinical Psychologist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) 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.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
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.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
Dependent on circumstances. Please phone / text / email for further details.