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 McCudden

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.

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.

Shannon Sykes

Administrator

The Purple House Clinic Glasgow

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Expertise and Experience

Shannon is a key member of our administration team, providing a supportive link between clients, clinicians and management to ensure a smooth operation within our office.
Shannon enjoys delivering an empathetic customer experience with a friendly and approachable demeanour, as well as providing robust administrative support in a professional manner to all.

Elizabeth Bastidas

Administrator

The Purple House Clinic Glasgow

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Expertise and Experience

Elizabeth is a key member of our team at The Purple House Clinic Glasgow. Her extensive experience in administration and customer service supports the smooth running of the Glasgow clinic. 

Elizabeth is dedicated to deliver exceptional customer service to provide an enhanced and friendly client experience while exercising professionalism and empathy.

Our Associate Clinicians

Psychiatry

Dr Colm Hennessy

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

BSc, MBChB, 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 Helen Smith

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 Alice McGrath

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

MBChB, FRCPsych 

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Expertise and Experience

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

Dr McGrath graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1985 and has worked in the NHS since. Originally trained in General Practice, Dr McGrath worked as a principal in General Practice for a short while then retrained as a psychiatrist, later specialising in child and adolescent psychiatry.  Dr McGrath has worked in Child and Adolescent psychiatry since 1995 and has been in the same NHS consultant post since 2004. 

Dr McGrath has experience in the assessment and management of a wide range of mental health and neurodevelopmental difficulties in children and young people. She is experienced in prescribing and monitoring medication for children and adolescents. Since 2019 her focus of work has been the assessment, management and initiation and ongoing monitoring of medication in children and young people with ADHD. 

Dr McGrath has skills in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Systemic (Family) Therapy.

Qualifications

2012- Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

2004 – Certificate of Completion of Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

1992- Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

1989- Certificate of Prescribed Experience- Joint Committee on Postgraduate Training for General Practice

1989- Membership of the Royal College of General Practice

1987- Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

1985- MBChB University of Glasgow

Professional Registrations and Memberships

General Medical Council- 3095551

Royal College of Psychiatrists- 9629

Specialisms

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry –

Focus on ADHD assessment and management including initiation of medication and ongoing monitoring of medication.

 

 

Psychology

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 Humera Millar

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).

Dr Zoë Chouliara

Consultant 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 Consultant Counselling and Health Psychologist and Registered Psychotherapist/Counsellor.

Dr Chouliara is experienced in working with adult and adolescent and children 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 and in the Psychology Post COVID Syndrome Service as a Consultant locum . 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.

Post COVID Syndrome (‘Long COVID’) and other post-viral syndromes.

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 Bea Carroll

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.

Incredible Years Parenting Approach.

Adele Pashley

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.

Adele Pashley

Laila Robertson

Chartered and Registered Psychologist

BSc (Hons), MSc, CPsychol.

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Expertise and Experience

Laila Robertson is an Associate Psychologist at The Purple House Clinic. She is a Registered and Chartered Forensic Psychologist and has experience in working with adults and adolescents. Laila has skills in the completion of psychological assessment, formulation, and therapeutic intervention for a range of common psychological problems. She typically works with those experiencing difficulties in emotional regulation, interpersonal problems, attachment/relationship difficulties, anxiety, self-esteem, personality, and problematic behaviour such as substance misuse and self-harm.

Laila is skilled in helping others make sense of difficult life experiences and aiding them to understand how these experiences have affected how they view themselves, others, and the world around them. Through this, Laila supports clients to develop their self-awareness into their thinking styles, emotional experiences, and problem behaviours, with the aim of assisting them in developing healthier and positive coping strategies.

Laila utilises a range of techniques based on different psychological theories and models, tailoring therapeutic interventions to the specific needs of clients. She has experience in utilising skills founded in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. She recognises the importance of collaboration and engages with clients in a non-judgemental and empathic manner.

As well as working in private practice, Laila also works as a Psychologist for the Scottish Prison Service, completing psychological risk assessments, delivering interventions aimed at addressing offending behaviour, and treatment managing moderate to high intensity interventions targeting needs in relation to violence and substance misuse.

Qualifications

2010 – Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (BA Hons), University of Strathclyde

2012 – Master of Science in Forensic Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University

2020 – Chartered Forensic Psychologist, British Psychological Society

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC): PYL039048

British Psychological Society (BPS): 259008 

Specialisms

Adult/Adolescent: Emotional Dysregulation, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal/Relational Difficulties and Personality.

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Tailored interventions based on range of therapeutic modalities and exercises founded in CBT, ACT, CFT and DBT.

 

Dr Bea Carroll

Dr Lesley Allan

Clinical Psychologist

BSc (Hons), DClinPsy, PGDip.

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Lesley Allan is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Clinician at the Purple House Clinic. Lesley has significant experience in the NHS, which includes her current post as the lead for Clinical Health Psychology in NHS Ayrshire & Arran. In addition to core training and experience working with common mental health presentations, Lesley has worked across a wide variety of medical and hospital settings and with a variety of physical health and neurodegenerative conditions.

Lesley provides specialist assessment, formulation and intervention to adults for a variety of psychological problems including anxiety and depressive disorders, trauma, PTSD, OCD, grief and loss; and sleep problems. In addition to working with these difficulties, Lesley specialises in working with distress secondary to physical health problems; adjustment and acceptance of acute medical events and long term physical health conditions (including coping with disability and/or pain, adjustment to changes in appearance or functioning, and loss). Lesley values an integrative approach that puts the individual at the centre of the intervention, utilising a number of therapeutic approaches relevant to the person and their circumstances. Lesley draws from a range of psychological models and therapies in her practice, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Lesley brings a warm, empathic, compassionate approach to her work.

Qualifications

2017 – Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Glasgow

2012 – Doctorate in clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Edinburgh

2002 – BA (Hons) Psychology, University of Strathclyde

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL28920

Association of Clinical Psychologists (ACP-UK): 543729

Specialisms

Adult Physical Health: Anxiety, low mood and trauma secondary to physical health problems; Adjustment and Acceptance of acute medical and long term physical health conditions (including coping with disability and/or pain, adjustment to changes in appearance or functioning, health behaviour change). 

Adult Psychology: Anxiety (including general anxiety, social anxiety, panic, OCD & specific phobias); Depression & low mood; Bereavement & Loss; PTSD; Sleep problems.

Older Adult Psychology: Adjustment to age based conditions and difficulties associated with ageing. Anxiety (including general anxiety, social anxiety, panic, OCD & specific phobias); Depression & low mood; Bereavement & Loss; PTSD; Sleep problems.

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT)

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

 

Dr Jennifer Robertson

Clinical Psychologist

BSc (Hons), DClinPsy.

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Robertson is an Associate Psychologist at the Purple House Clinic in Glasgow, and she is an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. Dr Robertson is experienced in working with children, adolescents and their families, having worked since qualifying in 2005, in various Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) across central Scotland. Prior to working in private practice, Dr Robertson’s most recent post in the NHS was as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in CAMHS.

Dr Robertson strives to work collaboratively with young people and their families, to develop a shared understanding of their difficulties, and then develops agreed and appropriate psychological interventions. She utilises her warm and empathic manner to form strong working relationships with young people and their families, as she firmly believes that this is the basis for any valuable therapeutic work. 

Dr Robertson provides comprehensive assessment of, and therapeutic interventions for, a range of common psychological issues including low mood, depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessive/compulsive problems, trauma, sleep difficulties and child behavioural problems. 

Dr Robertson also has considerable experience in assessing, diagnosing and intervening with young people with a neurodevelopmental profile, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Dr Robertson is experienced in offering supervision, training and teaching, and has previously lectured on the Glasgow Doctoral course, to support the development of those training to become Clinical Psychologists.

Qualifications

2005- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Glasgow

1999- Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSc Hons), University of Stirling

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC): PYL24839

Specialisms

Child & Adolescent mental health

Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Parenting Approaches

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), including Trauma-Focussed work

Behavioural/Parenting interventions

Systemic Therapeutic Approaches

DBT-informed Therapy

 

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Ailsa Grant

Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology

BSc (Hons), MSc.

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Expertise and Experience

Ailsa is a Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology (CAAP) specialising in Child and Adolescent Mental Health at The Purple House Clinic in Glasgow. Ailsa delivers both individual therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and parenting focussed behavioural therapies. She is trained as a Systemic Practitioner to explore the evolution of difficulties within the diverse contexts we live within and the relationships and culture we share.

Ailsa works collaboratively to assess presenting difficulties and to understand how these have developed and are expressed within individual and families. This process of developing a shared understanding of difficulties in clinic is key in shifting perspectives from problems towards change as plausible processes for change towards agreed goals becomes clear.

Ailsa has 5 years of experience working in the NHS with children, young people, and families. She currently works part time in an NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) setting providing therapy for moderate to severe mental health difficulties including low mood, anxiety, self-harm, OCD. Ailsa also undertakes assessment and school liaison for Neurodevelopmental difficulties.

Qualifications

2017- Masters of Science in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People (MSc), University of Edinburgh

2012 – Master of Arts in Psychology (BSc Hons, First Class), University of Glasgow

Professional Registrations & Memberships

British Psychological Society (BPS)

Association of Family Therapy (AFT)

Specialisms

Anxiety and low mood

Systemic approaches

Attachment based difficulties

Child/Adolescent Psychology

Parenting and behavioural difficulties

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Parenting/Family Interventions

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy)

 

Elaine Barber

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

Mireille Wallace

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).

Dr Camilla Dyer

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).

Gavin

Dr Claire Stewart

Clinical Psychologist

BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Claire Stewart is an Associate Psychologist at Purple House Glasgow. She is a Registered Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years’ experience working with adults and older adults. She provides assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of common psychological issues including depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive problems, and trauma.  She specialises in Older Adult Psychology and continues to work in the NHS both as part of a community mental health team and in acute medical wards. She also has experience of neuropsychological assessment and interpretation, particularly in the context of dementia.

Claire utilises several therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness-based approaches. Her approach is warm, empathic, and collaborative, working flexibly with clients to meet their specific needs.

In addition to her clinical roles, Dr Stewart regularly provides supervision and training to other psychologists and health professionals.

Qualifications

2014 – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Glasgow

2010 – Applied Psychology (MSc), Universities of Dundee and Stirling

2006 – Psychology (MA Hons), First Class, University of Dundee                                         

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC): PYL31427

Association of Clinical Psychologists (ACP)

Specialisms

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

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

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT)

Mindfulness Based Approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

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

  

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Dr Laura Brougham

Clinical Psychologist

BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy.

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Laura Brougham is an Associate Psychologist at Purple House Clinic Glasgow. She is a registered Clinical Psychologist. Dr Brougham is experienced in working with adults who present with a wide range of mental health difficulties such as: anxiety, depression, PTSD, psychosis, disordered eating, childhood trauma, OCD, interpersonal difficulties, and phobias. She is skilled at working with complex presentations, and adapting therapy to suit the needs of individuals who present with Neurodiversity.

Dr Brougham has a Masters qualification in Autism and has worked with Autism for over 15 years providing her with additional skills working with this client group. Dr Brougham understands the importance of the therapeutic relationship. She brings a warmth, compassionate and empathetic approach to her work.

Alongside private practice, Dr Brougham has worked for the NHS since 2013. She currently works for a Community Learning Disability Team, specialising in delivering psychological interventions to individuals who present with a Learning Disability and / or on the Autism Spectrum. In addition to this she provides teaching, consultation and supervision.

Qualifications

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

2013- Masters of Science in Autism, University of Strathclyde

2008- Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSc Hons), 2:1, Glasgow Caledonian University

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC): PYL35472

Association of Clinical Psychologists UK (ACP-UK): 505323

British Institute of Learning Disability (BILD): M09171

Specialisms

Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Adults with a Learning Disability

Adult Mental Health including: anxiety, depression, PTSD, psychosis, disordered eating, childhood trauma, OCD, interpersonal difficulties, & phobias.

Main Therapeutic Approaches

A client centred integrative approach including:

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Trauma informed approaches

Mindfulness based interventions

 

Dr Bea Carroll

Rachel Connell

Registered Psychologist

BSc (Hons), MSc, PgDip.

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Expertise and Experience

Rachel Connell is an Associate Psychologist at The Purple House Clinic in Glasgow and is an HCPC registered Psychologist. Rachel has over 10 years’ experience working with difficulties in the areas of substance abuse, traumatic experiences, emotion management and interpersonal problem solving.

She is experienced in psychological assessments, formulations and delivering therapeutic interventions with a range of psychological issues. Rachel specialises in working with complex needs and challenging presentations such as those resulting from attachment difficulties and adverse childhood experiences.

Rachel works responsively and collaboratively with the client to understand their life experiences and the subsequent impact on their psychological functioning and wellbeing. Rachel is skilled at working compassionately with clients to put them at ease and support them in understanding the difficulties that they are experiencing.

Using an integrative therapeutic approach Rachel utilises techniques such as those founded in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Rachel aims to support the client in developing greater self-awareness and insight into their thinking patterns, emotional management and behavioural responses thus enhancing their ability to cope with difficulties more effectively.

In addition to working in private practice, Rachel works within the Scottish Prison Service conducting risk assessments, case managing high-risk individuals and managing moderate and high intensity offending behaviour programmes.

Rachel is an experienced trainer and has been involved in the development of training programmes to reduce reoffending and to develop staff awareness of psychological factors related to offending. Rachel has a special interest in understanding and enhancing staff well-being and has published research in relation to this.

Qualifications

2021- Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Psychology Practice, Newcastle University

2007 – Master of Science (MSc) in Forensic Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University

2006 – Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSc Hons), Glasgow Caledonian University

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC): PYL039590

Specialisms

Adult/Adolescent Psychology including:

  • Substance use and related problems
  • Attachment/relationship difficulties
  • Emotional Dysregulation and Distress Tolerance
  • Interpersonal problem solving
  • Personality functioning

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Individually tailored, trauma informed, intervention using a predominantly Cognitive Behavioural approach that incorporates strategies and exercises used within Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT).

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Dr Harriet Bowyer

Clinical Psychologist

BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy.

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Bowyer is an Associate Psychologist at Purple House Glasgow. She is an HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist, with experience working with clients of all ages – adults, children and adolescents.  She provides assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of common psychological difficulties including depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessive/compulsive disorder, and child behavioural problems.

She is also experienced in assessing and working with children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or learning disabilities. Dr Bowyer has a Master’s qualification in Health Psychology, providing her with additional skills in assessing and supporting health behaviour change and the emotional impact of illness.

Dr Bowyer aims to work collaboratively with individuals and families in order to develop a shared understanding of the difficulties that have arisen, and provide a tailored psychological intervention to reduce distress and improve wellbeing.  As such she draws on a range of psychological models in order to meet the specific needs of each individual or family that she supports. Dr Bowyer is also experienced in delivering teaching, training and consultation to external agencies.

Prior to working in private practice, Dr Bowyer worked in the NHS for 7 years, and now works as a Lecturer in Applied Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University where she supports the development of individuals training to work as Health Psychologists and Counselling Psychologists.

Qualifications

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

2010 – Masters of Science in Health Psychology (MSc), with merit, King’s College London

2009 – Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSc Hons), 2:1, University of Sheffield.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC): PYL34762.

Specialisms

Child & Adolescent mental health (depression, anxiety, OCD)

Children’s behavioural difficulties

Parenting

Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Adult Psychology (depression, anxiety, OCD).

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Compassion Focused Therapy

Systemic Therapeutic Approaches

Behavioural/Parenting interventions.

 

Dr Bea Carroll

Dr Marie-Claire Whyte

Clinical Psychologist

MA (Hons), DClinPsy. 

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Experience and Expertise

Dr Marie-Claire Whyte is an Associate Psychologist at The Purple House Clinic and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Marie-Claire has over 10 years post qualification experience in child and adolescent mental health (CAMHS) in NHS Scotland across both CAMHS and acute paediatric settings. 

Marie-Claire takes a collaborative, strengths-based approach with children, young people and their families.  She aims to provide a safe, reflective space in which to reach a shared understanding of difficulties, offer the best psychological interventions to alleviate distress, and equip families with the tools to manage any difficulties in the future. 

Marie-Claire has expertise in a range of psychological presentations including anxiety, depression and low mood, self-esteem issues, and post-trauma responses.  She draws on a number of evidence-based models, including cognitive behavioural, inter-personal, and attachment, and has specific training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Trauma Focused CBT; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Marie-Claire continues to work part-time in an NHS Paediatric Psychology Service, and therefore has additional experience in psychological work with children and young people with chronic and acute physical health conditions, and neuropsychological assessment.

Qualifications

2008- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Edinburgh

2005- PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Psychosis Research, University of Edinburgh

2000- MA (Hons) Psychology

Professional Registrations

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

EMDR Association UK and Ireland

Specialisms

Child and adolescent mental health

Paediatric clinical psychology

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

EMDR

ACT 

Allied Health Professionals (AHP) and Nurses

Claire Lyons

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 people with Neurodevelopmental difficulties. She has a special interest in children, young people and their families but works with all age ranges 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 individuals with neurodevelopmental difficulties. She is skilled in working with, individuals themselves, 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 individuals including Autism Diagnostic observation Schedule (ADOS) Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R) 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 induviduals 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

Lucie Fontana

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

Vicki McIntosh

Speech and Language Therapist

BSc (Hons)

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Expertise and experience

Vicki is an Associate Speech & Language Therapist (SLT) with the Purple House Clinic Glasgow and is registered with the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists. Vicki has more than 20 years of experience working within the NHS.  She is experienced in carrying out assessments and providing intervention for children and adolescents with a range of speech, language and communication needs.

Vicki specialises in working with children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental difficulties, in particular with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Vicki also has many years of experience in working with children who have language difficulties and speech sound disorders. For the majority of her career she has worked as part of a multidisciplinary team in carrying out neurodevelopmental assessments and working together with this team to provide comprehensive, holistic and personally tailored support for each child and young person.

Vicki is skilled in working with families to help them understand and support their children’s speech, language and communication needs and has training and experience in delivering Hanen programs for parents.

Vicki also has training and experience using many other approaches that help support the development of children’s communication, such as Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).  Vicki is experienced in developing and delivering training to a range of different professionals and client groups including, education staff groups, health staff and undergraduate students within the Speech and Language Therapy degree programme.

Qualifications

1998 – BSc Hons Speech and Language Pathology

 Professional Registration & Membership

Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (RCSLT) RC0016763

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) SL01330

Specialisms

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Developmental Language Disorder

Speech Sound Delays and Disorders

Main therapeutic approaches

Range of individually tailored programmes to support speech, language and communication development.

Hanen programmes and workshops (More Than Words & Talkability programmes for parents of children with Social Communication difficulties or ASD, It Takes Two to Talk for parents of children with Language Delay)

Lucie Fontana

Beverley Adams

Specialist Nurse

RNLD, CNLD, SPQ, BSc, PGC.

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Expertise and Experience

Beverley is an Associate Specialist Nurse at The Purple House Glasgow Clinic.  She is a Registered Learning Disability Nurse with an additional Specialist Practitioner Qualification.  Beverley is experienced working with children and adults with learning disabilities who also often have differential mental health diagnoses.  She provides assessment and therapeutic interventions with an understanding of how holistic health needs impact on an individual’s behaviour and mental health. She is a licensed user of the Diagnostic Interview for social and communication disorders (DISCO) for Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis and carries out complex neurodevelopmental assessments including ADHD Assessments.

Beverley has worked for the NHS for over 23 years, 9 years working with adults with borderline to profound learning disabilities, presenting with complex health needs.   She has 14 years of experience working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health carrying out assessments and interventions for children with learning disabilities, who often have behaviours that challenge.

Qualifications

1999-Higher National Diploma Nursing Studies Learning Disabilities

2008-Bachelor of Science in Community Nursing

2008-Specialist Practitioner Qualification

2018- Post Graduate Certificate in Child Protection

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 96C0072E

Royal College of nursing (RCN) 2078127

Specialisms

Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Learning Disabilities)

Adult Learning Disabilities

Child development

Neurodevelopmental Assessment and intervention

Applied Behaviour Analysis                                   

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Adapted Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Functional analysis and behavioural interventions

Glasgow Clinic Locations

Please send all mail correspondence to our Wellington St clinic (Glasgow city centre). Thank you. Enquiries for all 4 locations:

Glasgow City Centre (Wellington St)

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.
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Glasgow City Centre (Bath St)

The Purple House Clinic
65 Bath St
Glasgow
G2 2BX

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.

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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.
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Newton Mearns

The Purple House Clinic
Kirkhill House
81 Broom Road East
Newton Mearns

G77 5LL

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

The Purple House Clinic Glasgow Newton Mearns

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