Dr Sue Bates CPsychol DClinPsy MSc MA BA (Hons)

Dr Sue Bates CPsychol DClinPsy MSc MA BA (Hons)

Ashmore Green

07803 031927

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About me

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (Dr) with over 20 years experience, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) regulatory body. I work with ADULTS, CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS offering support, assessment & treatment for a wide range of emotional & mental health issues, including:-

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • eating disorders
  • trauma
  • weight management / obesity
  • abuse
  • stress
  • 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.)
  • 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


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, OCD, phobias, relationship problems, etc., using CBT, CAT and EMDR psychological therapies. I ran a Weight Management group programme for individuals within the community with a BMI of 30+ using CBT techniques.

Previously: Worked as a Clinical Psychologist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) services and 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

Registered / Accredited



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Maps & Directions

Thatcham, RG18

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Easy access for wheelchair


Daytime / evenings / weekends

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme