Glasgow Team

Glasgow Team

Our Team

The Clinical Director of our Glasgow clinic is Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Dr Michelle Muniz, who is supported closely by the Practice Manager, Christine McCudden, and our Administrators. Clinical services are delivered by a team of highly qualified and experienced independent (Associate) Clinical Psychologists, Educational Psychologists and Psychiatrists. Please click on the profiles below for further information:

Dr Michelle Muniz

Dr Michelle Muniz

Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Director

BSc (Hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol.

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Muniz is the Clinical Director of the Purple House Clinic in Glasgow and is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist (Registered with the HCPC). She takes the lead on clinical and management aspects of the practice.

Dr Muniz has over ten years of experience working in the NHS in England and Scotland and in private practice. Dr Muniz is experienced in working with both adults and children/families. She has gained particular skills working with individuals with learning disabilities and autism, providing specialist assessment, formulation, intervention and evaluation. Dr Muniz draws from a range of different psychotherapeutic approaches in her practice such as Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). Dr Muniz also offers specialist autism diagnostic assessments as part of a wider specialist team within the Glasgow clinic.

Dr Muniz has worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist within the NHS, based in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Specialist team. She has also lectured on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology training course at the University of Glasgow.

 

Qualifications

2009 – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Lincoln.

2002 – Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University.

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

British Psychological Society (BPS): 465907

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL24216

The Association of Clinical Psychologists (ACP-UK): 428733

 

Specialisms

Child/Adolescent Psychology (mental health problems, behaviour problems and parenting).

Adult Psychology (PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Stress).

Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

Learning disabilities.

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing.

Positive Behaviour Support.

Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT).

Christine

Christine McCudden

Practice Manager

LLB (Hons), PgDip (HRM), PgDip (LP).

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Expertise and Experience

Christine oversees the day to day operational aspects of the Purple House Clinic in Glasgow. A qualified Solicitor, Christine brings many years as a practicing corporate lawyer to Purple House Clinic and, through her team, ensures the smooth running of our busy clinic.
She has responsibility for overseeing the day to day administrative operations and has key roles in finance responsibilities, HR management and service development. 
Christine works closely with the Clinical Director in achieving the overall success of the practice.
Qualifications
LLB (Hons) – University of Strathclyde 1998
PgDip (HRM) – Caledonian University 1999
PgDip (LP) – Glasgow Graduate School of Law 2003
Professional Membership
The Law Society of Scotland

Sabella Mansur-Usher

Educational Neuropsychologist

M.S., Psy.S., NCSP, ABSNP, MBPsS.

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Expertise and Experience

Sabella Mansur-Usher is a Registered Educational Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. Sabella has over a decade of experience working with children and young people and has over 7 years of clinical experience in assessment and consultation services across educational and private psychology practice settings.

Since 2015, Sabella has expanded her training and clinical focus to include psychotherapy and the assessment of adults. She provides a solution-focused and eclectic therapeutic approach to treatment in which she employs a multifaceted range of techniques tailored to identify the best treatment and meet the client’s needs.

Her assessments reflect a framework for understanding the individual from the inside out. Assessments may include, but are not limited to, learning and developmental profiles, cognitive processing (including memory and intellectual functioning), child and adolescent functioning (adaptive, social, emotional, and/or behavioural), mental health (including projective and personality assessment), trauma and attachment, and neuropsychological and executive function assessment. Since the summer of 2020, Sabella began applying these skills for forensic application in child and family court proceedings, supporting local authorities throughout the UK.

 

Qualifications

2018 – Post Graduate Certificate in School Neuropsychology, School Neuropsychology Institute.

2013 – Specialist in Psychology (Psy.S.) in School Psychology, Nova Southeastern University (FL, USA).

2010 – Master of Science (M.S.) in School Psychology, Nova Southeastern University (FL, USA).

2008 – Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology, Certificate in Women’s Studies, Florida International University.

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL38051.

British Psychological Society (BPS): 465760.

 

Specialisms

Highly specialised assessments and recommendations for children, young people and adults.

Learning and Neurodevelopmental Difficulties, such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, ASD and ADHD.

Cognitive and Capacity Assessments.

Preparing expert reports.

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Consultation for educational, mental health, behavioural, and parenting intervention and treatment planning.

Solution-focused and eclectic.

Pauline Halifax

Administrator

The Purple House Clinic Glasgow

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Expertise and Experience

Pauline is a key member of our team carrying out a variety of administrative tasks. She works closely with the Practice Manager and is an important link between our clients and clinicians, setting up appointments and ensuring a smooth process for all.

Pauline has a strong and successful track record in customer service and dealing with clients in a friendly, empathetic and professional manner. She is committed to ensuring a positive experience for all clients throughout their journey with the Purple House Clinic Glasgow.

Donna Gallacher

Administrator

The Purple House Clinic Glasgow

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Expertise and Experience

Donna is a key member of our team carrying out a variety of administrative tasks. She works closely with the Practice Manager and is an important link between our clients and clinicians, setting up appointments and ensuring a smooth process for all.

Donna has a strong and successful track record in customer service and dealing with clients in a friendly, empathetic and professional manner. She is committed to ensuring a positive experience for all clients throughout their journey with the Purple House Clinic Glasgow.

Our Associate Clinicians

 

Dr Lindsey Watson

Clinical Psychologist

MA Hons, DClinPsy, CPsychol.

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Watson is an Associate Psychologist of Purple House Glasgow. She is a registered Clinical Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist.

Dr Watson is experienced in working with all age-ranges: adults, adolescents and children. She provides assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of common psychological issues including depression, anxiety, phobias, PTSD, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, trauma and childhood behaviour problems.

Dr Watson specialises in Child and adolescent mental health difficulties and in the assessment and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders, such as ASD and ADHD.

Dr Watson uses a number of therapeutic models in her work, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Compassion Focused Therapy, and Behavioural approaches.

Prior to working in Private Practice, Dr Watson worked in the NHS for 22 years, most recently as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

 

Qualifications

2002 – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Glasgow.

1995 – Master of Arts (MA Hons) in Psychology, University of St Andrews.

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL20592.

British Psychological Society (BPS): 097746.

 

Specialisms

Child and Adolescent mental health (anxiety, depression, OCD, Eating disorders, PTSD).

Children’s behavioural difficulties.

Parenting.

Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

Adult psychological difficulties (anxiety, depression, OCD).

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Compassion Focused Therapy.

Behavioural/Parenting interventions.

Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT).

Dr Colm Hennessy

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

BSc, MB ChB, MRCPsych.

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Colm Hennessy is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. He has worked in a number of different fields including General Adult Psychiatry, Old Age Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry and Liaison Psychiatry.

Dr Hennessy received his medical degree from the University of Glasgow in 2006 and has worked in the NHS in the West of Scotland throughout his career. He has been working in Child and Adolescent Mental health (CAMHS) since 2012. He qualified as a Consultant Psychiatrist in 2015.

Dr Hennessy has experience in assessing and managing a range of mental health and developmental difficulties affecting young people, including (but not limited to) ADHD, ASD, Depression, Anxiety and Eating Disorders. He is experienced in collaboratively devising care plans with young people and their families, considering medical, psychological, lifestyle and social approaches.

Dr Hennessy is experienced in prescribing and monitoring medication for a variety of conditions, including ADHD, depression, anxiety and psychosis. He is also experienced in considering appropriate talking therapies for patients, and in working with colleagues to ensure that difficulties are managed in thoughtful, sensitive and creative ways.

 

Qualifications

2015 – Certificate of Completion of Training, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

2012 – Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

2006 – MB ChB Medicine, University of Glasgow.

2001 -BSc Biotechnology, Dublin City University.

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

General Medical Council: 6148068

Royal College of Psychiatrists: 827524

 

Specialisms

Assessment and medical management of a range of mental health difficulties in young people, including:

•  Self-harm.

•  Depression.

•  Anxiety.

•  OCD.

•  Eating disorders.

•  Psychosis.

Risk assessment in relation to mental health difficulties.

Assessment of neurodevelopmental difficulties, including ASD and ADHD.

Medical management of ADHD.

Dr Humera Millar

Clinical Psychologist

BA (Hons), DClinPsy.

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Humera Millar is an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and Associate Clinician of Purple House, Glasgow.  She has over thirteen years of post-qualification experience working in adult mental health services within NHS Scotland, and continues to work part-time as a Principal Clinical Psychologist within a community mental health team in the Southside of Glasgow.

Dr Millar uses her experience and flexibility to tailor a range of evidence-based psychological approaches to the presenting difficulties, carefully considering the strengths and values of each individual and taking into account the wider social context within which they live (e.g. factors relating to their family, community workplace and cultural settings). Dr Millar’s therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), solution focused therapy, mindfulness based approaches, and EMDR. Dr Millar aims to create a safe space for each of her clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours with a view to working towards their self-identified goals. She believes that factors such as warmth, respect for each person as an individual, and the therapeutic relationship are paramount to any therapeutic work and that often, through setting such conditions correctly, people are more able to find their own way forward again. Dr Miller is able to offer longer term therapies for those who may benefit from exploring the impact of past events on their current problems, as well as more brief and focused forms of therapy for those who would prefer to deal with things at a more ‘here and now’ level.

 

Qualifications

2007 – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy), University of Edinburgh.

2001 – BA (Hons) Psychology, University of Strathclyde.

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL18119

Association of Clinical Psychologists (ACP): 471443

 

Specialisms

Adjustment to life events.

Anxiety (including OCD, panic attacks, performance/social anxiety and phobias).

Attachment / interpersonal difficulties.

Depression and low mood.

Low self-esteem.

Trauma related difficulties including PTSD.

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Solution Focused Therapy.

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Claire L

Claire Lyons

Neurodevelopmental Practitioner and Speech and Language Therapist

BSc.

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Expertise and experience

Claire Lyons is an Associate Speech & Language Therapist (SLT) with the Purple House Clinic Glasgow. She is a registered with the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists. Claire has 20 years experience (within the NHS and independent practice) working with children, young people and their families. She provides assessment and therapeutic interventions for a range of speech, language and communication needs including Autism Spectrum Disorder, language difficulties, social communication difficulties and speech sound difficulties.

She specialises in working with children with neurodevelopmental difficulties. She is skilled in working with children and their families to help them understand and support speech language and communication difficulties. Claire has training and experience using many approaches that assess and support the communication of children and young people including Autism Diagnostic observation Schedule (ADOS) and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Claire accesses ongoing training and undertakes regular clinical supervision.

For the last 15 years Claire has worked as a specialist speech and language therapist, leading neurodevelopmental assessments and working with children, young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.

 

Qualifications

 2000 – Speech and Language Therapy degree (BSc)

 

Professional Registration & Membership

Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (RCSLT) RC0013900

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) SL06493

 

Specialisms

Autism Spectrum disorder

Children and young people with speech language or communication needs

 

Main therapeutic approaches

 Range of programmes to support communication and language development

Programmes that support parents of young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Dr Zoë Chouliara

Counselling & Health Psychologist, Psychotherapist/Counsellor

PGDip Counselling, CPsychol (Health), PhD, MBACP, FHEA, AFBPsS.

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Chouliara is an Associate Psychologist at Purple House Glasgow. She is a Practitioner Counselling and Health Psychologist and Registered Psychotherapist/Counsellor.

Dr Chouliara is experienced in working with adult and adolescent clients. She provides assessment and therapeutic input for a range of common psychological issues including depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. She specialises in working with complex psychological traumas, including childhood abuse and neglect, and sexual abuse. She also specialises in working clinically with people suffering from severe and/or complex appearance distress as well as identity issues, including gender identity challenges/transgender.

Dr Chouliara works from a person-centred / positive psychology approach. She also utilises systemic and compassion focused techniques as well as action/psychodrama and projection techniques. She delivers professional training and clinical supervision.

Prior to working in private practice, Dr Chouliara has been a clinical academic and Professor in Mental Health. Dr Chouliara has practised clinically across sectors. She worked in the NHS for 3 years as a Clinical Health Psychologist, leading a specialist psychology service in Plastic surgery. She was named in the Top 100 of Nation’s Lifesavers in 2019 for her expertise and clinical work in childhood sexual abuse.

Dr Chouliara is well published. She has worked as a trainer in professional training programmes for Counselling Psychologists and Counsellors and practised as a clinical supervisor.  

 

Qualifications

2018 Certificate in Creative Counselling Supervision, Jenny Biancardi.

2008 Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, Univ. of Strathclyde, Counselling Unit.

2003 PhD in Psychology, Univ. of Stirling, Dept. of Psychology.

1996 MSc Psychology & Health, Univ. of Stirling, Dept. of Psychology.

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL04979

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP): 636797

British Psychological Society (BPS): 041701

 

Specialisms

Complex psychological traumas, including childhood abuse/neglect, sexual abuse.

Appearance distress.

Psychological distress secondary to physical illness, especially so skin conditions.

Identity issues & Gender /transgender identity issues.

Competent in psychological assessment for surgical procedures (including plastic surgery and dermatological interventions) and for transgender medical transition, i.e. hormonal treatment.

Depression, Anxiety.

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Person Centred Approach / Positive Psychology Approaches (main approach and premise of my work).

Systemic Psychotherapy.

Compassion Focussed Approach.

Action & projection techniques.

Dr Kenny Day

Clinical Psychologist

MA Hons, DClinPsy, CPsychol.

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Kenny Day is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Psychologist at the Purple House Clinic. Kenny has significant experience in clinical practice within the NHS and the private sector, which includes his current post as the Head of Adult Psychological Specialty for NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

Kenny provides specialist assessment and intervention to the adult population for a range of psychological problems, including trauma, OCD, anxiety and depressive disorders and interpersonal problems linked to childhood/developmental issues. He is skilled in working with complex difficulties, including psychosis and dissociative presentations, utilising core cognitive behavioural and compassion focused approaches. Kenny is also an Advanced Practitioner in Schema Therapy.

In addition to his clinical roles, Kenny provides supervision and teaching to professionals and acts in an advisory capacity to special interest groups.

 

Qualifications

2008 – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Edinburgh.

2002 – MA (Hons) Psychology, University of Dundee.

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL24444.

British Psychological Society (BPS): 500933.

International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST).

 

Specialisms

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

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).

Schema Therapy.

Dr Helen Smith

Consultant Forensic and Adolescent Psychiatrist

MBChB, MRCPsych, MML, MD.

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Smith is an Associate Consultant Psychiatrist at the Purple House Clinic Glasgow. She is registered with the General Medical Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Forensic Adult Psychiatry.

Dr Smith 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 neurodevelopmental disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  She has a Master’s in Medical Law, providing her with additional skills in understanding the legal aspects of mental health difficulties including civil and criminal justice legislation.

Dr Smith utilises several therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). She is able to prescribe pharmacological intervention as appropriate to complement psychological interventions.  She also undertakes training and consultancy with external agencies and clinical supervision.

Dr Smith has worked in the NHS since she qualified as a doctor in 1997. She has worked in different areas across the country and is one of 2 psychiatrists trained in both Child and Adolescent and Forensic Psychiatry. She has worked with adults and children and adolescents in the community and hospital settings.

 

Qualifications

2014 – Doctor of Medicine (MD), University of Dundee.

2008 – Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (DipCBP) from University of Dundee.

2007 – Masters in Medical Law (MML), University of Glasgow.

2004 – Membership of Royal College of Psychiatry.

1997 – Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB), University of Dundee.

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

General Medical Council (GMC): 4439130

Royal College of Psychiatrists:  807382

 

Specialisms

Child/Adolescent Psychiatry (mental health problems and behaviour problems).

Attachment difficulties, including Looked After and Adopted Children.

Adult Psychiatry (PTSD, Personality Disorders, childhood trauma, interpersonal problems, Mental health problems and ADHD).

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Medication.

Dr Bea Carroll

Clinical Psychologist

BSc (Hons), DClinPsy.

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Bea Carroll is a Clinical Psychologist and associate of Purple House and is Health & Care Professional Council registered. Bea has over ten years of post qualification experience and was previously  a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in the NHS.

Bea has worked with children, young people and their families, presenting with a wide range of difficulties, through assessment and intervention. Bea endeavors to provide children, young people and their families with a non-judgemental space to explore and understand the difficult or worrisome experiences/ feelings they are facing.

Bea has worked with children and young people who have been looked after and accommodated, or who have attachment difficulties. Bea adopts an integrative approach to help people reach an understanding of their difficulties so that helpful insights and solutions can be achieved.

Bea has also worked for NHS Education for Scotland, where she worked on the Psychology of Parenting Project, so is experienced in developing and delivering training to professionals across  social work, third sector, NHS and Education staff groups. She is committed to working within a strengths based framework.

Bea is also experienced in assessing and working with children and young people with Autism Spectrum disorders (ASD).

 

Qualifications

2004 – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy).

1998 – BSc, Psychology.

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL03191

 

Specialisms

Child/Adolescent Psychology (mental health problems, behaviour problems and parenting).

Attachment difficulties, including Looked After and Adopted Children.

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Systemic Therapeutic Approaches.

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP).

Incredible Years Parenting Approach.

Dr Claire Stark

Clinical Psychologist

BS (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy.

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Claire Stark is an Associate Psychologist at Purple House Glasgow. She is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and is experienced in working with adults.  She provides assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of common psychological issues including depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessive compulsive problems and low self-esteem.

Claire specialises in working with adults with trauma, addictions and emotional/ relational problems linked to childhood. She is skilled in working with complex presentations including dissociative conditions. She is completing a further qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology, providing her with additional skills in assessing and understanding the neuropsychological/ cognitive aspects of a person’s functioning. Claire’s main therapeutic approaches are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Compassion focussed therapy and Schema Therapy.

Claire has worked in the NHS for 14 years within adult, addiction, forensic and older adult populations. She continues to work in the NHS with adults experiencing a range of mental health conditions. Claire’s approach is empathic, sensitive and focused on ensuring an individualised approach to each client’s needs. Claire has skills in a wide range of therapeutic techniques which means clients can choose the method that suits them best.

 

Qualifications

2021 (expected) – PG Diploma Clinical Neuropsychology

2017- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Edinburgh

2007- MSc in Applied Psychology in Primary Care, University of Stirling/ Dundee

2006- BSc (Hons) in Psychology, University of Stirling

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC): PYL34373

Specialisms 

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

Depression

Anxiety (GAD, panic, OCD)

Low self-esteem

Stress

Main therapeutic approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Schema Therapy

Compassion Focused Therapy

EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing

  

Lucie Fontana

Occupational Therapist

BSc (Hons)

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Expertise and Experience

Lucie is an Associate Occupational Therapist at Purple House Glasgow. She is a Registered Occupational Therapist and is experienced in working with clients of all ages – adults, children and adolescents.  She provides assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of conditions such as Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (commonly known in the UK as Dyspraxia), Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Learning Disability, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and other developmental conditions. 

She specialises in sensory and motor assessment. Lucie is also skilled in working with complex presentations including additional behavioural, communication and mental health concerns. She has post-graduate training in Sensory Integration, ALERT programme, Autism and ADHD. In addition to clinical work, Lucie undertakes sensory awareness training to schools, support staff teams and parents/carers.

In addition to working in private practice, Lucie has worked in the NHS for 24 years within Community Paediatrics, In-patient Child Psychiatric Unit, Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Adult Learning Disability Services.   

 Qualifications

1996 – BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy from Queen Margaret College (now University), Edinburgh

 Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC): OT26582.

British Association of Occupational Therapists: BT0208320

 Specialisms

Sensory Processing in children, adolescents and adults

Motor Skills Assessment in children, adolescents and adults

 Main Therapeutic Approaches

Sensory Integration

Sensory-Motor Assessment

Dr Camilla Dyer

Clinical Psychologist

MA (Hons), DClinPsy.

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Camilla Dyer is an Associate Clinician of Purple House and an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist.

Camilla has over ten years of post-qualification experience working in the NHS in Scotland within Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS), Community Paediatric, and Medical Paediatric Services where she provided a Clinical Psychology service for children, young people, siblings and parents. Camilla has a particular interest in the early intervention and prevention of mental health difficulties.

Camilla aims to work collaboratively with individuals and families to create a safe space and effective working relationships to develop a shared understanding of the difficulties that can arise within families, and work together towards the alleviation of problems, and the promotion of positive mental health and healthy family relationships.

Camilla is experienced in offering teaching and training and has worked for NHS Education for Scotland to co-develop an educational training resource and deliver associated training for this resource for Paediatric Healthcare staff nationally.

Camilla currently works part-time for NHS Education for Scotland (NES) as a Clinical Tutor at the University of Glasgow Doctorate Programme in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy). In this role she routinely lectures, offers workshops and enjoys working alongside and supporting the development of those training to work as Clinical Psychologists throughout their three years of training.

 

Qualifications

2007 – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Edinburgh.

2001 – M.A. (Hons.) Psychology, University of Glasgow.

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL03498

 

Specialisms

Working with family systems.

Bereavement, trauma and loss.

Impact of physical/mental health difficulties.

Impact of life events.

Support for people exhibiting emotional difficulties and behaviour difficulties.

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Systemic Therapeutic Approaches.

Solution Focused Therapy.

Interpersonal Therapy.

Incredible Years Parenting Approach.

Positive behavioural support (PBS).

Mireille Wallace

Educational Psychologist

BA (Hons), MSc Ed Psych.

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Expertise and Experience

Mireille Wallace is an Associate Psychologist at Purple House Clinic in Glasgow and is a Chartered Educational Psychologist with over 15 years experience of working with children and young people across sectors. Mireille has specific experience of working therapeutically with children, young people and their families and supporting a range of developmental difficulties. Particular skills relate to supporting challenging behaviour, communication difficulties and attachment.

As well as working in private practice, Mireille works as an Educational Psychologist in the public sector where she works closely with educational establishments to support children’s well being and achieve to their highest potential.

Qualifications

2010 – Masters of Science in Educational Psychology (MSc Ed Psych), University of Dundee.

2001 – Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Psychology, University of Strathclyde.

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL27913

 

Specialisms

Developmental difficulties.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Child and adolescent mental health.

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Video Interaction Guidance (VIG).

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR).

Solution Oriented Practice.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Adele Pashley

Clinical Psychologist

BA (Hons), M.APP.Sci, AFBPsS, CPsychol.

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Expertise and Experience

Adele is a highly experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Psychologist at the Purple House Clinic, Glasgow. She is an HCPC registered Practitioner Clinical Psychologist and a BPS Chartered Clinical Psychologist, experienced in working with people across the life span (adults, children and young people). Adele will work collaboratively with you to create a safe and supportive space from which to explore and make sense of the range of factors which may be contributing to your distress. Working in partnership with you using an individualised therapeutic intervention, incorporating a strengths-focussed approach. She will work with you to promote wellbeing, facilitate change and develop coping strategies, utilising evidence based talking therapies.

Adele has extensive experience working with a range of common psychological problems including: coping with transition and adjustment to life events/change (trauma, loss, separation), low mood, anxiety, obsessive/compulsive problems, emotional distress, confidence, interpersonal and social difficulties, parenting and child behaviour problems. Adele also has considerable experience working with neuro-diversity including: tics and Tourette Syndrome and Asperger’s/Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and their parents, siblings and families, taking a positive, affirming approach and suitably adapting approaches for the individual.

Adele is a highly experienced Clinical Supervisor and is RAAPS accredited. She also provides consultancy and training. She has extensive experience and clinical expertise having worked in the NHS for over 30 years, with 23 years at Consultant grade (as Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Adult Mental Health/University Students and Staff and as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health).

 

Qualifications

M.App.Sci in Clinical Psychology.

B.A (Hons) in Psychology.

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS).

British Psychological Society – Division of Clinical Psychology (BPS-DCP): 030278.

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL18512.

BPS – Register of Applied Psychology Supervisors (RAAPS accredited).

Mindfulness Association.

 

Specialisms

Adult Psychology (adjustment problems, low mood, anxiety, obsessional, emotional, interpersonal problems).

Child/Adolescent Psychology (mental health problems, behaviour problems and parenting).

Neuro-diversity (ASC/Aspergers, Tics and Tourette Syndrome).

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Adele takes an integrative approach and utilises:

•  Cognitive Behaviour Therapy;

•  Compassion Focussed Therapy;

•  Behaviour Therapy;

•  Dialectical Behaviour informed therapy;

•  Positive Psychology.

Elaine Barber

Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology

BA (Hons), MSc.

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Expertise and Experience

Elaine Barber is a Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology at the Purple House Clinic with over 10 years of clinical experience in the NHS. She works in a multidisciplinary Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) fulfilling an early intervention and prevention remit. Elaine is skilled and experienced in psychological assessment, formulation and intervention.

Elaine works in a collaborative and respectful way with children, young people and their families to provide a safe and containing therapeutic space. Elaine uses her knowledge and skills to deliver individualised therapeutic interventions for the treatment of a range of mental health difficulties. She aims to help children and young people improve their mental health and emotional wellbeing by gaining an understanding of their presenting difficulties and developing helpful coping strategies which can become life-long skills.

Elaine delivers teaching on both the MSc in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People at Edinburgh University, and on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Glasgow. She also regularly delivers teaching and training to a range of NHS professionals, education staff and other professionals such as social workers, youth workers and third sector organisations.

 

Qualifications

2009 – BA Hons (1st Class) Psychology, Strathclyde University, 2006.

2006 – MSc in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People, University of Edinburgh.

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

British Psychological Society (BPS): 481849

 

Specialisms

Early intervention and prevention of mental health difficulties.

Anxiety disorders.

Childhood behavioural difficulties.

Tics.

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Solution Focused Therapy.

Behavioural Intervention for Tics.

Incredible Years Parenting Approach.

Systemic therapeutic approach.

Catriona Ronald

Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology

BSc (Hons), PGDE, MSc.

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Expertise and Experience

Catriona is a Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology (CAAP) at the Purple House Clinic, Glasgow and is registered with the British Psychological Society. Specialising in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Catriona has worked with families and young people in a professional capacity for over a decade. Catriona has worked in the NHS as a CAAP in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services for five years. She continues to work in the NHS part-time.

Trained in parenting and family focussed models of therapy (including Incredible Years, Triple P, and Mellow Parenting) as well as CBT based interventions, Catriona will use her knowledge to adapt her approach to the individual needs of the family and young person. Catriona will work collaboratively with you to carry out an assessment of the presenting difficulties and formulate together, in an accessible way, to make sense of the problem. Catriona values a trusting and respectful therapeutic relationship and provides a safe, non-judgemental environment for therapy.

Catriona also specialises in early intervention for children and young people and can provide evidence-based interventions for low mood and anxiety.

Qualifications

2016- Masters of Science in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People (MSc), University of Edinburgh

2011 – Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), University of Glasgow

2007- Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSc Hons), University of Glasgow

Professional Registrations & Memberships

British Psychological Society (BPS): 316631

Specialisms

Early Intervention (Anxiety and low mood)

Child/Adolescent Psychology

Parenting/Family approaches

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Parenting/Family Interventions

Gavin

Gavin Rodgers

Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology

BSc (Hons), MSc.

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Expertise and Experience

Gavin is a Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology (CAAP) at the Purple House Clinic. He has over 7 years’ experience working in the NHS and he specialises in Adult Mental Health. His qualifications and clinical experience means he is skilled in providing psychological assessment, formulation and intervention for a range of mental health conditions including Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Gavin believes that a good therapeutic relationship is key to a successful intervention and prioritises the needs of the individual by tailoring each course of therapy in a collaborative manner. He has experience in delivering Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which allows him to draw on a variety of skills and techniques. This allows Gavin to approach complex difficulties from a range of perspectives meaning his clients can choose the method that suits them best.

Qualifications

2018 MSc in Psychological Therapies for Adults in Primary Care

2012 BSc (Hons) Psychology

Professional Registrations

British Psychological Society (BPS): 492757

Specialisms

Anxiety (general anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, specific phobias)

Depression and low-mood

Low self-esteem

PTSD 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Dr Abi McGinley

Clinical Psychologist

BSc (Hons), DClinPsy

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Abi McGinley is an Associate Psychologist at Purple House Glasgow. She is a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and a member of the Association of Clinical Psychologists, and is experienced in working with adults.  She has developed skills in providing in-depth, specialist assessment, psychological formulation, and therapeutic intervention to alleviate distress associated with a range of presenting difficulties, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and trauma.  She also specialises in working with adults with interpersonal/relational difficulties.

Abi’s work is informed by a number of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).  She aims to take a collaborative, empathic and sensitive approach to her work, and believes that working eclectically with a range of models helps to find the best fit with the specific needs of each individual that she works with. She is also experienced in delivering training and consultation to external agencies, as well as working with family systems to consider how best to support those that she works with when they leave the therapy room.

In addition to working in private practice, Abi works for the NHS within specialist Forensic Mental Health Services for adults who have come into contact with the Criminal Justice System.

Qualifications

2017- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Glasgow

2012- Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSc Hons), First Class, Glasgow Caledonian University

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC): PYL35120

Association of Clinical Psychologists (ACP)

 Specialisms

Anxiety difficulties

Low mood/depression

Low self-esteem

PTSD/Complex trauma

Relational or interpersonal difficulties

 Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

Dr Yvonne Vance

Clinical Psychologist

BSc, MSc, PGDip, DPhil, ClinPsyD.

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Expertise and Experience

Yvonne Vance is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of post-qualification experience, specialising in child and family work. Yvonne has extensive experience working within medical paediatric settings, general child and adolescent mental health clinics and in conducting highly specialist neuropsychological assessments and rehabilitation programmes.

Yvonne specialises in working with children, young people and their families who are struggling with both physical health issues and psychological challenges. Common presentations include anxiety disorders, low mood and depression, adjustment to significant life events, parenting difficulties, adherence to treatment, and medically unexplained symptoms. In addition, Yvonne has a Post-graduate diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology and offers highly specialist assessments and recommendations for children and young people with cognitive difficulties.

Yvonne uses a number of different theoretical orientations to guide her work including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, narrative therapy, parenting approaches and general family systems influences. Yvonne is also trained in EMDR.

Yvonne also has a strong research and publication background having gained a PhD while working with children with cancer and their families.

 

Qualifications

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology (PGDip) from the University of Glasgow.

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (ClinPsyD) from the University of Manchester.

Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) from the University of Sheffield.

Master of Science (MSc) in Child Development from the Institute of Education, University of London.

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Psychology from the University of Aberdeen.

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL21853.

British Psychological Society (BPS) – Chartered Member.

 

Specialisms

Highly Specialist neuro-psychological assessments with children.

Impact of physical health issues.

Mental Health concerns.

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Solution Focused Therapy.

Narrative Therapy.

Glasgow Clinic Locations

Please send all mail correspondence to the Glasgow City Centre Clinic. Thank you. Enquiries for all locations:

Glasgow City Centre

The Purple House Clinic
135 Wellington Street
Glasgow
G2 2XD

Our clinic in this central location can be easily accessed by public transport and is walking distance from both Glasgow Central and Queen Street train stations. The clinic can also be accessed by car via the M8 and there is on street parking and car parks nearby.

Thornliebank

The Purple House Clinic
Caledonia House
Evanton Drive
Thornliebank
G46 8JT

To the south of the city, our Thornliebank clinic offers quiet and calm surroundings with plenty of free onsite parking.

Bearsden

The Purple House Clinic
Exchange House
50 Drymen Rd
Bearsden
G61 2RH

To the north of the city, our Bearsden clinic provides a relaxed and comfortable environment located in close proximity to the train station.

Our Other Clinics