The Purple House Clinic, Leicester

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Purple House is a group of private Psychology clinics located in England and Scotland. Here at Leicester, our team of highly qualified and experienced Psychologists provide a range of assessment and therapy services, including: adult mental health, child & adolescent mental health, child behaviour/parenting, adopted children and learning difficulties. Referrals are accepted from individuals (self-referral or referral of a family member) and from organisations (e.g. solicitors, insurers, schools, employers). Enquiries are treated with the utmost confidentiality.
Leicester Psychologist


Our Services

Adult Mental Health

Assessment and therapy for: depression, anxiety, OCD, post-natal depression, stress, low self-esteem, PTSD, personality disorders, relationship difficulties, phobias, bereavement...and more.Leicester Psychologist

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Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Child Psychologists for help with behavioural problems, anxiety, depression, attachment difficulties, post traumatic stress (PTSD), OCD, adjustment to life events, low self-esteem, phobias...and more.Leicester Psychologist

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Child Behaviour

Help for understanding and managing challenging aspects of a child behaviour. We can provide assessment and therapeutic intervention for a number of issues including aggression, emotional dysregulation ("tantrums), separation anxiety, and toileting issues.Leicester Psychologist

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Adopted & Looked After Children

Specialist psychological assessments and attachment/trauma-focused therapies. Working in partnership with local authorities and the Adoption Support Fund (England). We also offer consultancy and training services for professionals.Leicester Psychologist

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Learning Disabilities & Autism

Specialist assessments and therapies for children and adults with global or specific learning difficulties. We can provide cognitive assessments and diagnostic assessments of autism.Leicester Psychologist

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Training, workshops and lectures to organisations on subjects related to Mental Health, Clinical Psychology, & Child Development. We also provide consultancy and clinical supervision services. Leicester Psychologist

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We Provide

Psychological Assessment

In-depth psychological assessments and pre-therapy assessments for children, adolescents and adults. Providing enhanced understanding of different aspects of a person's well-being including emotional well-being, social functioning, behaviour, personality and cognitive capabilities/intellect.

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Psychological Therapy

Psychological Therapy for children/adolescents and adults. Individual, couple, family and group therapy available. Approaches include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)Schema Therapy and Creative Therapies.

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Training & Consultancy

Consultancy and bespoke training to professionals including GPs, Allied Health Professionals, Social Workers, Teachers, Day Nursery Workers, Care Workers and Health Visitors.

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Our Team

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The team at Leicester is led by Clinical Director, Dr Vicki Edwards. Trained to doctorate level, our Psychologists are experts in the assessment and treatment of psychological problems.

Dr Vicki Edwards

Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Director
(C.Psychol., D.Clin.Psy., PGDipPsy., BSc.Hons.)

Expertise and Experience

Dr Vicki Edwards is Director of The Purple House Clinic, Leicester. Dr Edwards is a Clinical Psychologist, Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She has over fifteen years  of NHS experience working in a specialist team within a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). Dr Edwards has expertise in working with children who have attachment difficulties and their carers i.e. foster carers, residential staff, adoptive parents and teachers. She is able to offer psychological assessments and interventions for a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, complex trauma and child behavioural problems. Dr Edwards also has extensive experience of providing consultation and training to professionals, for example, foster carers, social workers, and teachers in areas such as attachment, self- harm, mental health and sexual abuse. Dr Edwards has post-qualification training in attachment therapy, group therapy and supervision. She is a BPS accredited Clinical Supervisor. Dr Edwards has written and published within this area of research and presented at National and International conferences on the topic of child maltreatment. She is able to see clients in and around the Leicestershire area.


2003 - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy.), University of Leicester.

1998 - Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (PGDipPsy.), University of Nottingham.

1991 - Bachelor of Science (BSc.Nursing), University of Southampton.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professionals Council (PYL03877).

British Psychological Society (088327).

Division of Clinical Psychology and subdivision of Children, Young People & Families.

BPS Accredited Supervisor.


Child/Adolescent Psychology - mental health problems, behavioural problems, parenting and family difficulties.

Attachment difficulties, including Looked After and Adopted Children. Work with carers and professionals.

Family & Relationship difficulties.

Adult Psychology - PTSD, relationship difficulties, childhood trauma.

Therapeutic Approach

An integrated approach that is client centred - focusing on building resilience, working with strengths and developing understanding of difficulties in order to develop full potential.

Post-qualification training in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (Attachment therapy), Group Therapy and Clinical Supervision.


Dr Elizabeth Lee

Clinical Psychologist

Expertise and Experience




Professional Registrations & Memberships




Main Therapeutic Approaches



Sue Castledine

Forensic Psychologist
 (BSc.Hons, MSc, C.Psychol (foren), AFBPsS)

Expertise and Experience

Sue Castledine is a Chartered and Registered Forensic Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Sue works for NHS England, as well as privately. Sue works with adults who have a range of psychological issues including anxiety, depression and complex personality structures resulting in interpersonal difficulties. Sue also has specialist skills in working with individuals with anger management difficulties, both in individual therapy, and in group settings. Primarily, Sue works within a CBT framework.

As part of her professional training and career path, Sue has worked with both forensic and clinical needs. Sue started her career as a Forensic practitioner in the prison service, undertaking assessments and intervention work with high-risk adult male offenders, including life-sentenced prisoners, before working for the National Probation Service. Here, Sue worked with individuals convicted of a broad range of offences including violent and sexual offences. In the past five years, Sue has worked as the Clinical Lead for a personality disorder service jointly commissioned by NHS England and NOMS (National Offender Management Service). This role has included working directly with offenders with complex needs, including trauma, anxiety, depression and other presentations as well as those with a formal diagnosis of Personality Disorder. In addition to this, a significant part of the role has been undertaking workforce development activities including staff training and supervision. In her private work with The Purple House Clinic, Sue focuses on work with non-offending clients, applying her experience of working with complex clinical presentations to mental health difficulties in the general population.

Sue has extensive experience in providing training related to suicide and Intentional Self Injury, personality disorder, complex needs, anxiety, depression and anger management. Sue has undertaken a number of pieces of research, has presented at conferences and has had work published in the Probation Journal.


Current – MSc in equipping organisations and services to work with Personality Disorder.

2010 - Diploma in Forensic Psychology, British Psychological Society (BPS).

2004 - MSc. in Criminological Psychology, University of Birmingham.

2002 - Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology (BSc. Hons.), University of Warwick.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (PYL26758).

British Psychological Society (150089).


Adult Psychology (Personality Disorders, childhood trauma, interpersonal problems, anxiety, depression, emotional management issues - with particular experience of working with anger management).

Forensic assessments and intervention work.

Attachment difficulties resulting in complex needs and Personality Disorder.

Training professionals in suicide and Intentional Self Injury, complex needs and Personality Disorder.

Psycho-social environments (applied, and training professionals in this area).

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT).


Our Clinic Location

Our Leicester clinic is located in the city centre, within the city's historic cathedral quarter, on Friar Lane. In our beautifully appointed clinic, you will feel comfortable and at ease during your visit.
The Purple House Clinic
Rutland House
23-25 Friar Lane
call: 0116 326 6517

The Purple House Clinic in Leicester is owned and operated by VE Psychological Solutions Limited, company registration number 9958896.