Dr Deborah Kingston

Dr Deborah Kingston

Clinical Psychologist EMDR Practitioner

 (C.Psychol., D.Clin.Psy., BSc. Hons.)


Expertise and Experience

Dr Kingston is an Associate Clinician of Purple House. She is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and a Chartered Psychologist. Dr Kingston is experienced in working with clients of all ages - adults, children and adolescents.  She provides assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of common psychological issues including depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessive/compulsive problems, trauma, and adolescent behavioural problems.  She has particular expertise in working with Adults who have experienced traumatic events who, as a result, have developed complex conditions and may attract a range of mental health diagnoses. Dr Kingston utilises several therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Schema Therapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy. She is an EMDR practitioner. Prior to becoming a Clinical Psychologist, Dr Kingston worked at Relate as a couple counsellor and still enjoys delivering couple/family interventions.

Dr Kingston currently works full-time in private practice. Prior to this, Dr Kingston worked in the NHS for 8 years, including 3 years as a Clinical Psychologist in Prison Mental health. In the prison service, she worked with offenders who had a history of untreated trauma.  She regularly undertook assessments of offenders, exploring the impact of historical childhood abuse, and developed treatment packages to support this client group.


2014- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy.), University of Lincoln

2009 Relate – Graduate Certificate Couple Counselling

2008 Bsc Hons Psychology

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professionals Council (PYL31037)

British Psychological Society (230850)

EMDR Association UK and Ireland


Adolescent Psychology (mental health problems, behaviour problems)

Adult Psychology (PTSD, Personality Disorders, childhood trauma, interpersonal problems)

Main Therapeutic Approaches

EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (Dr Kingston is an accredited EMDR practitioner)

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Schema Therapy

Cognitive Analytic Therapy