Glasgow Team

Glasgow Team

 Our Team

The Clinical Director of The Purple House Clinic in Glasgow is Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Dr Michelle Muniz, who is supported closely by the clinic’s Management Team and Administrators. Clinical services are delivered by a team of highly qualified and experienced mental health professionals, including: 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.

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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 fifteen 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

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL24216

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).

Dr Helen Smith

Tomas Garcia

Service Manager & Operations Director

The Purple House Clinic Glasgow

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Expertise and Experience

Tomas is a qualified business and information professional with over twenty years experience. He leads the operational side of the business and this includes governance, procurement, resource coordination and development among others.

As Operations Director, Tomas works closely with the Clinical Director on business planning and direction and with the clinic’s Administrative and Clinical teams to put efficient workflows in place and ensure a smooth operation. 

Qualifications

2005 – MSc Information Science, Loughborough University (UK)

2003 – BSc (professional joint honors) International Business, Hogeschool Zeeland University (Netherlands)

2002 – BSc (Erasmus exchange program) Business Administration, University of Wolverhampton (UK)

2001 – BSc Business Management, Universidad de Vigo (Spain)

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP): 63304.

Specialisms & Interests

Managing projects / information and data / teams and resources.  

Process improvement and knowledge sharing methodolody.

 

Sabella Mansur-Usher

Educational Neuropsychologist

M.S., Psy.S., NCSP, ABSNP, CPsychol.

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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.

Mireille Wallace

Mireille Wallace

Senior Psychologist

BA (Hons), MSc Ed Psych.

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Expertise and Experience

Mireille Wallace is a Senior Psychologist at The Purple House Clinic in Glasgow and is a Chartered Educational Psychologist with over 20 years of experience of working with children and young people across public and private sectors. She initially joined Purple House Clinic as an Associate Clinician in 2018 while still working in a large local authority, and in 2022 left the public sector to join the Purple House team full time.

Mireille has significant experience of working therapeutically with children, young people and their families and supporting a range of developmental difficulties. Particular skills relate to managing stress and anxiety, mood disorders, supporting challenging behaviour, communication difficulties and attachment.

She prides herself in establishing strong, nurturing therapeutic relationships in which to support clients to understand the nature of their difficulties and move forward with strategies to navigate the challenges they face. 

Mireille also works regularly in schools with children, families and staff to support children’s well being and help them 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)

Trauma

Child and adolescent mental health

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Video Interaction Guidance (VIG)

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)

Solution Oriented Practice

Mindfulness Based Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

 

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Dr Laura Brougham

Clinical Coordinator & Clinical Psychologist

BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy.

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Laura Brougham is the Clinical Coordinator at The Purple House Clinic in Glasgow and is a registered Clinical Psychologist with a Masters qualification in Autism. Dr Brougham started working in Autism services in 2005 and has since worked with Autistic individuals in variety of settings and roles. Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in 2017 she has worked in NHS roles specialising in work with adults with Learning Disabilities and / or Autism. She left NHS in 2023 to join The Purple House clinic as the Clinical Coordinator for the Neurodevelopmental pathway.

Dr Brougham carries out Neurodevelopmental assessments within the clinic for Learning Disabilities and Autism. In addition she has had additional training to assess for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). She carries out a thorough client-centred assessment with the aim of working in a neuro-affirmative manner. Dr Brougham can assess both children and adults.

Dr Brougham is experienced in working therapeutically 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 at adapting therapy to suit the needs of individuals who present with Neurodiversity. Dr Brougham understands the importance of the therapeutic relationship. She brings a warm, compassionate and empathetic approach to her work.

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

Specialisms

Neurodiversity including; Learning Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy informed (ACT)

Positive Behavioural Support (PBS)

Trauma informed approaches

Mindfulness based interventions.

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 empathic customer experience with a friendly and approachable demeanour, as well as providing robust administrative support in a professional manner to all.

Sarunas Tomkins

Administrative Assistant

The Purple House Clinic Glasgow

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Expertise and Experience

Sarunas is a key member of our administration team, ensuring smooth operations within the clinic by connecting clients, management and clinicians.

Sarunas personally attends to invoicing, the archiving of confidential client data and the administration of clinical appointments.

All these tasks are attended to with the highest attention to detail and accuracy.

Our Associate Clinicians

Psychiatry & Paediatrics

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 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.

 

 

Dr Dipayan Roy

Consultant Psychiatrist

MBBS, MD Psych.

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Roy is a GMC registered Consultant Psychiatrist with over 15 years’ experience of working in Adult Psychiatry and Neuro-developmental disorders. Dr Roy’s Consultant career started with the NHS in 2007 and he has the expertise to diagnose and treat a range of mental health conditions.

As a specialist, Dr Roy offers diagnostic and treatment interventions for Adult Neuro developmental disorders (ADHD and ASD) and his assessment involves a holistic approach to evaluate and rule out the presence of other physical and mental health co-morbidities. He is trained to use a wide range of standardised clinical tools for diagnostic assessments and to prescribe and monitor treatments for Adult ADHD, both within clinic and on-line remote settings.

Dr Roy has the experience of service development within NHS, and he has contributed towards local and Royal College Guidelines for ADHD; he has also carried out NHS Educational and research activity related to Adult ADHD and clinical networking with psychiatric and other mental health professionals.

Qualifications

1996 – M.B.B.S (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)

2002-   Doctor of Medicine (Psychiatry)

2005-   CCST General Adult psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatry, London

Professional Registrations

General Medical Council 6147163

Royal College of Psychiatry 815040

British Medical association 8827198

Specialisms

General Adult Psychiatry

Neuro developmental disorders- Adult ADHD and Autistic spectrum disorders

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Formal Psychiatric Interview

Risk assessment

Medical history

Adult ADHD multistage diagnostic assessment using the standardised clinical tools

and semi –structured interview format

Adult ADHD treatment and prescribing

Adult ADHD treatment monitoring

Prof. Craig Melville

Professor & Consultant Psychiatrist

BSc (Hons), MBChB, MD, MRCPsych.

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Expertise and Experience

Professor Melville is an Associate Psychiatrist at The Purple House Clinic. He is registered with the General Medical Council for General Adult Psychiatry and Learning Disabilities Psychiatry.

Professor Melville is Professor of Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry at the University of Glasgow and has worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in the NHS since 2003. He has expertise in the assessment and management of adults with neurodevelopmental difficulties (e.g., ADHD and ASD), and a wide range of mental health problems (e.g., depression and anxiety). Professor Melville works collaboratively with clients and families to identify personalised approaches to care that are tailored to each individual’s presentation and context.

Professor Melville’s research interests include:

  • The integration of medication, psychological therapies, and lifestyle approaches for the management of neurodevelopmental difficulties and/ or mental health problems
  • Links between physical and mental health
  • Clinician communication and the therapeutic alliance.

Qualifications

1990- Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Physiology and Sports Science, University of Glasgow

1993- MBChB Medicine, University of Glasgow

1998- Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

2011- Doctor of Medicine (MD), University of Glasgow

Professional Registrations & Memberships

General Medical Council: 4013286

Royal College of Psychiatrists: 14686

Specialisms

Neurodevelopmental difficulties (ADHD, ASD, learning disabilities)

Adult psychiatry (depression, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, bipolar disorder, PTSD)

Dr Helen Smith

Dr Juan Perez Olaizola

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

MB, MRCPsych, MSc.

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Perez is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at The Purple House Clinic. He is a registered doctor with the General Medical Council and Royal College of Psychiatrists. Dr Perez has been practising psychiatry in the UK for more than 20 years. He trained in child and adolescent psychiatry and family/systemic psychotherapy at renowned centre for excellence The Tavistock and Portman Clinic in London. He provides assessment and therapeutic interventions for a range of neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders. Dr Perez has diverse skills to work with complex and co-morbid presentations offering assessments and psychiatric interventions focusing on the child/young person within their life contextual factors.

Dr Perez has worked in the NHS throughout his career and currently works at Forth Valley CAMHS. He has held clinical leadership posts at a regional level to develop services and promote mental health and wellbeing in children, young people and their families. Dr Perez is currently a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry faculty member at the Royal College of Psychiatrists Scotland and provides advice on the development of mental health policies to the Scottish Government.

Qualifications

2000 – Bachelor in Medicine, (Universidad de Navarra, Spain)

2005 – Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists

2012 – MSc. Systemic Psychotherapy (Tavistock Clinic, London)

Professional Registrations & Memberships

General Medical Council, full registration 4769491

Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists

Specialisms & Interests

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Assessment and management of neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders in children and adolescents

Pharmacological interventions in children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental or mental health disorders

Family and systemic interventions

Video Interaction Guidance Practitioner

Infant mental health

Dr Helen Smith

Dr Raghuram Mahalingam Krishnasamy

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

MBBS, DCP, MRCPsych.

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Expertise and Experience

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

Dr Krishnasamy graduated from The Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University in India in 1999. He has been working in the NHS since 2006. He has worked as a staff grade Psychiatrist in Low secure, IPCU and Addiction Psychiatry. He completed his core psychiatry training in Tayside in 2014 and completed his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry higher training in West of Scotland in 2017. He has been working as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in NHS Scotland since 2017.

Dr Krishnasamy has experience in assessment and management of neuro-developmental and mental health difficulties affecting children and young people including ADHD, ASD, Tic disorders, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Psychosis and Eating Disorders. He is experienced in working together with young people and their families. He is experienced in initiating, prescribing and monitoring medication for a variety of conditions, including ADHD, depression and anxiety.

Qualifications

1999 – M.B.B.S (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)- The Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University

2008 – Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons – Republic of Ireland)

2014 – MRCPsych (United Kingdom)

2017 – CCT in child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Professional Registrations & Memberships

General Medical Council- 6108357

Royal College of Psychiatrists- 870724

Specialisms

Child and Adolescent mental health conditions (depression, Anxiety, OCD, psychosis and Eating disorder)

Neurodevelopment disorders (ADHD, ASD and TIC disorder)

Dr Helen Smith

Dr Jeremy Fellick

Consultant Paediatrician

BMedSci, BM, BS, MRCPCH.

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Fellick is a consultant community paediatrician who works mainly for the NHS in Glasgow.  He completed undergraduate training at Nottingham Medical School and paediatric training at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool.  He has been a consultant since 2001 and worked for Wirral University NHS trust for 17 years before moving to Scotland in 2018.  He worked for NHS Borders for 3 years before taking up his current post in Glasgow in 2021

Dr Fellick has wide experience in the assessment and management of neurodevelopmental conditions from birth to 18 years.  This includes ADHD, Autism, FASD, DCD, tic disorders and sleep disorders.  He has a particular interest in the overlap of these conditions and the concept of neurodiversity.

Dr Fellick’s main role at Purple House is in the assessment and management of ADHD and associated conditions. He has a special interest in ADHD and was clinical lead for ADHD services in Wirral and NHS Borders.  He is experienced in the use of all medications for ADHD following SIGN and NICE guidance.  His view is that medication should not be used in isolation and will also advise on other strategies to manage ADHD including behavioural strategies, diet, exercise and sleep.   He has a son with ADHD so has personal experience of the challenges that can face young people and their families.  He is an executive board member of the ADHD foundation.

Qualifications

2001- Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Paediatrics

1993- Membership of Royal College of Paediatrics

1989- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Nottingham

1986- Bachelor of Medical Science, University of Nottingham.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

General Medical Council: 3405354.

Specialisms

Neurodevelopmental assessment from birth to 18 years of age

ADHD

Autism

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD / dyspraxia)

Tic disorders

Sleep disorders.

Dr Helen Smith

Dr Christabel Boyle

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

MBChB, BSc (Hons), MRCPsych, MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG.

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Boyle is an Associate Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at The Purple Clinic Glasgow and is on the General Medical Council’s specialist register for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr Boyle graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1999 and since then has worked in the NHS in the West of Scotland. She initially trained as a GP and then went into Psychiatry training in 2003. She has been working as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist since 2011.

Dr Boyle has experience in the assessment and management of neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD, ASD and Tic disorders), mood and anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, eating disorders, psychosis, and post- traumatic stress disorder. Dr Boyle is experienced in the prescribing and monitoring of medication for children and young people. She also has had training in cognitive behavioural therapy and systemic therapy.

Qualifications

2011 – Certificate of Completed Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

2006 – Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

2004 – Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners

2003 – Certificate of Prescribed Experience – Joint Committee on Postgraduate Training for General Practice

2002 – Diploma in Child Health

2001-Diploma of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

1999 – MBChB, University of Glasgow

1996 – BSc(Hons) Parasitology, University of Glasgow

Professional Registrations and Memberships

General Medical Council 4615334

Royal College of Psychiatrists 811967

Specialisms

Child and Adolescent mental health disorders (depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder)

Assessment and management of neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD, ASD, Tic disorders)

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 a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and Associate Clinician at The Purple House Clinic in Glasgow. She has over 16 years of post qualification experience working in adult mental health services within NHS Scotland, in addition to her experience of private practice over the past three years. 

Dr Millar uses her experience and flexibilty to tailor a range of evidence-based psychological approaches to clients’ 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 Behaviour Therapy (CBT), solution focused therapy, schema therapy, EMDR and mindfulness based approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).

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 Millar 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 – B.A. (Hons.) Psychology, University of Strathclyde 

Professional registrations and memberships 

Health and Care Professions Council (PYL 18119) 

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 Behavioual Therapy (CBT) 

Solution Focused Therapy 

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 

Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) 

Schema Therapy.

Prof Zoë Chouliara

Professor Consultant Counselling & Health Psychologist, Psychotherapist/Counsellor

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

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Expertise and experience 

Professor Dr Chouliara is an Associate Psychologist at The Purple House Clinic 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.

Dr Ying Teh

Clinical Psychologist

MA (Hons), DClinPsy, PGDip.

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Ying Teh is an Associate Psychologist at The Purple House Clinic and a Consultant Clinical Psychologist (Clinical Lead) within the NHS. Dr Teh has had significant experience working with older people and adults and experience working with children and adolescents in a range of community and inpatient settings. She provides assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of psychological and mood-related difficulties and has specialist knowledge and skills in neuropsychological assessment and intervention.

Dr Teh is skilled in working with common mental health presentations such as anxiety and depression and has received additional training in working with trauma-related difficulties and mood issues in the context of life transitions or changes. She specialises in Older Adult and Adult Psychology, with expertise in working alongside individuals and families to collaboratively develop a shared understanding of problems and the barriers and blocks to the achievement of personal goals and hopes.

Dr Teh draws on attachment-based theories across the life span and therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT).

Out-with direct clinical practice, Dr Teh provides clinical supervision to Clinical Psychologists and CBT Therapists, clinical coaching to a range of mental health staff and delivers high-level service leadership, development and management in her role as a Clinical Lead within the NHS.

Qualifications

2021 – Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Neuropsychology (PGDip), Distinction, University of Glasgow.

2013 – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Glasgow. Child and Adolescent aligned Trainee.

2008 – Master of Arts in Psychology (MA Hons), University of St Andrews.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC): PYL30103

Association of Clinical Psychologists (ACP-UK): 759

British Psychological Society (BPS): 237214

Specialisms

Older Adult Psychology

Adult Psychology

Anxiety (including generalised anxiety and OCD), depression, mood regulation difficulties, relationship difficulties, adjustment to life transitions, physical health conditions and aging, complex trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, sleep difficulties, neuropsychological assessment, and cognitive rehabilitation.

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).

Schema Therapy.

Phase-based approaches to complex trauma.

Systemic and behavioural approaches.

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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Dr Camilla Dyer

Clinical Psychologist

MA (Hons), DClinPsy.

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Expertise and Experience

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

Camilla has over 15 years of post-qualification experience working with children, young people and families, both in the Independent Sector and 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 relation to working with families and the clinical team to carry out neurodevelopmental assessments and working therapeutically with young people who have experienced trauma. Camilla is trained both in EMDR and trauma focused CBT.

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 currently works part-time for NHS Education for Scotland (NES) as Head of Programme – Parenting and Infant Mental Health.  She has worked in NES since 2011 and in that time has worked with a number of workstreams focused on developing and delivering high quality educational resources for the Scottish workforce. These workstreams include Medical Paediatrics, the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology training course, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Training in Psychological Skills – Early Intervention for Children and Young People and the lifespan Neurodiversity workstream. 

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.

EMDR Association UK Member.

Specialisms

Working with family systems.

Bereavement, trauma and loss.

Neurodiversity.

Impact of life events.

Main Therapeutic Approaches

EMDR.

TF-CBT (trauma focused).

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Systemic Therapeutic Approaches.

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Laila Robertson

Chartered & Registered Psychologist

BSc (Hons), MSc, CPsychol.

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Expertise and Experience

Laila Robertson is an Associate Psychologist at The Purple House Clinic in Glasgow. 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, trauma, 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. Laila is also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). 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, trauma, Interpersonal/Relational Difficulties and Personality.

Main Therapeutic Approaches

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

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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 

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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 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

  

Dr Maria Spedsberg

Clinical Psychologist

BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy.

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Spedsberg is an Associate Psychologist at The Purple House Clinic and a HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist experienced in working with clients of all ages – adults, children and adolescents.  Maria provides assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of common psychological issues including depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessive/compulsive problems, trauma, and child behavioral problems.  She specialises in Child Psychology and is skilled in working with complex presentations. Maria uses compassionate reflective practice to form therapeutic relationships and is mindful at all times of the individual’s values and goals. This is to achieve the best outcomes for the individuals seeking support.

Maria utilises several therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic practise and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). She has a particular interest in experiences of trauma and interpersonal difficulties that can impact the way we form and maintain relationships. Maria undertakes training and consultancy with external agencies and provides extensive clinical supervision to trainees and qualified staff.

Maria has been working in the NHS for 9 years and is currently a Senior Clinical Psychologist in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health service (CAMHS) where she works the majority of her time.

Qualifications

2019- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinpsy), University of Glasgow

2014- Masters in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People, University of Edinburgh

2007- M.A. (Hons.) Psychology, University of Glasgow

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC): PYL37599.

IPT UK

Specialisms

Child/Adolescent Psychology

Adult Psychology

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Systemic Practice

Interpersonal Psychodynamic Therapy (IPT)

Phased-based treatment approach for complex trauma presentation, including TF-CBT

Parenting programs (Incredible Years, Triple P, Mellow Parenting)

 

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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 a HCPC registered Psychologist.

Rachel has over 10 years’ experience working with both adults and adolescents who present with difficulties in the areas of substance abuse, traumatic life experiences, emotion management and interpersonal problem solving. She is experienced in conducting psychological assessments, formulations and delivering therapeutic interventions with individuals presenting with a range of psychological issues such as anxiety, depression, relational difficulties and behavioural problems. Rachel specialises in working with adults and adolescents with complex needs and challenging presentations resulting from attachment/relationship difficulties, adverse childhood experiences, trauma and the experience of aggression and violence within interpersonal relationships. She is skilled in working responsively with individuals with neurodiversity, cognitive functioning difficulties and personality disorder.

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 a Schema Therapy approach 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. Schema Therapy is an integrative psychotherapeutic approach drawing on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Schema Therapy is generally a longer-term treatment option and especially helpful in treating chronic depression and anxiety and relationship difficulties.

In addition to working in private practice, Rachel works as a Psychologist within the Scottish Prison Service conducting psychological risk assessments, case managing high-risk individuals with complex needs and treatment managing moderate and high intensity offending behaviour programmes targeting violence, aggression and substance use. Rachel is also an experienced trainer and has been involved in the development of a number 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
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Interpersonal problem solving
  • Personality functioning

Main Therapeutic Approaches

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

Susan Downey

Educational Psychologist

BA (Hons), PGCE, MEd, MSc.

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Expertise and Experience

Susan Downey is an Associate Psychologist at The Purple House Clinic and HCPC registered. She has 30 years’ experience of working with children and young people across a range of sectors. As well as working in private practice, Susan works as an Educational Psychologist in the public sector. Here Susan works in close partnership with educational establishments to help pupils and families flourish and achieve their goals.

Susan has an extensive practice of working therapeutically to ease the impact of trauma and support emotional regulation. Using strength-focused and child-centred frameworks, alongside evidence-based psychological approaches and interventions, she aims to empower those she works with so they can better understand themselves and fulfil their potential. Susan has a wide knowledge and experience of working collaboratively with children and young people, their parents, teachers, and other professionals to assess and support a wide range of difficulties, including learning, emotional and behavioural needs.  Her approach is warm, empathic, and compassionate.

Qualifications

2008 – Master of Science in Educational Psychology (MSc Ed Psych), University of Dundee

2002 – Master of Education (MSc Ed), University of Bristol

1993 – Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), University of Manchester

1991 – Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in History, Lancaster University

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL24522

EMDR Association UK

Specialisms

Child and adolescent mental health

Emotional, behavioural, and learning additional support needs

Trauma and loss

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Solution Oriented Practice

Consultation to support emotional wellbeing and understanding of additional support needs.

Dr Shri Cameron

Clinical Psychologist

BSc (Hons), PgDip, PhD, DClinPsy.

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Cameron is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and works at Purple House Glasgow as an Associate. She has experience of working with clients across different age groups- children, adolescents, and adults – for a variety of mood and behavioural difficulties; these include depression, anxiety, phobias, OCD, PTSD, C-PTSD, dissociation, eating disorders, as well as behavioural difficulties.

Dr Cameron also has experience of working indirectly with families and staff groups. Her speciality is in working with complex presentations that include trauma (PTSD/C-PTSD) and attachment-based difficulties that, in adults, are linked to childhood difficulties. Dr Cameron is experienced in Child and Adult Psychology as well as carrying out neuropsychological assessments which help to understand cognitive functioning. She also has experience of carrying out ADHD and ASD developmental histories and working with mental health difficulties associated with the latter (children and adults).  

Dr Cameron utilises several therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Systemic approaches, and Positive Behavioural Support (PBS). Outside this role, she provides training, consultancy with external agencies and clinical supervision.

Qualifications

2014- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Edinburgh.

2009- PhD, University of St Andrews.

2005- Postgraduate Diploma (Psychology), Open University

1997- Bachelor of Science (Hons) in General Studies (Psychology), University of Abertay, Dundee.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC): PYL35758

Associate of Clinical Psychologists (ACP): 649153

Specialisms

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

Attachment difficulties, including Looked After and Adopted Children.

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

ADHD/ ASD and co-morbid mental health difficulties.

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Narrative Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Systemic Approaches

Positive Behavioural Support

 

Nicola Greig

Chartered & Registered Forensic Psychologist

BSc (Hons), MSc, CPsychol.

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Expertise and Experience

Nicola is an Associate Psychologist at Purple House Clinic. She is a Chartered and Registered Forensic Psychologist. Her experience is working with adults from psychological assessment to therapeutic interventions.

Nicola’s skills are in the completion of therapeutic intervention, particularly Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural approaches and Schema therapy. She has used this for a range of common psychological issues, including depression and anxiety, emotion regulation, panic and phobias, trauma and other life distressing events and substance misuse issues. She is skilled and experienced in working with those who have strong personality traits or disorders.

To support individuals she is working with, Nicola also undertakes professional consultation and supervision. She is focused on supporting individuals set and achieve realistic treatment goals. She works collaboratively with clients to reduce or eliminate distressing symptoms, break negative thinking habits, improve emotion management and develop coping strategies that are suited to them.  

As well as working in private practice, Nicola also works as a Chartered Forensic Psychologist with those who have criminally offended. This involves completion of psychological risk assessment, assessment of personality, delivery of rehabilitative interventions aimed at addressing offending behaviour, particularly in the area of violence. Nicola also provides supervision to others who complete these tasks and to Forensic Psychologists in Training.

Qualifications

2005 – Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University

2009 – Master of Science (MSc) in Forensic Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University

2018 – Chartered Forensic Psychologist, British Psychological Society

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC): PYL36258

British Psychological Society (BPS): 224237

EMDR Association UK

Specialisms

Adult Psychology (Trauma, Depression and Anxiety, Emotion Regulation, Panic and Phobias, Substance Misuse, Interpersonal/Relational Problems and Personality Disorders)

Main Therapeutic Approaches

EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing

Tailored interventions based on range CBT approaches

Schema Therapy 

Dr Jessica Hendry

Clinical Psychologist

DClinPsy, MA (Hons).

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Experience

Dr Jessica Hendry is an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Clinician at The Purple House Clinic. Jessica has worked in the NHS for 20 years and continues to hold a part-time NHS post as a Clinical Psychologist, working with adults in the perinatal period. Prior to this, Jessica worked for several years in an adult community mental health team and before that in child and adolescent mental health (CAMHS), where she developed an interest in supporting parent-infant relationships. In addition to individual work, Jessica is experienced in offering supervision, teaching and running groups.

Jessica believes that symptoms such as anxiety and depression can be understood within the context of our life experiences and relationships and will work with you in a collaborative way to develop a shared understanding of the difficulties that have brought you into therapy. Jessica is able to draw her broad clinical experience as well as her training in a range of evidence-based therapies to help you to bring about change, according to the goals that are important to you. She believes that establishing a safe and trusting working relationship is central to the process of therapy and provides the essential setting for change and development to take place.

Qualifications

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

2000- Master of Arts in Psychology (MA Hons), University of Edinburgh

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC): PYL06194

Association of Clinical Psychologists (ACP): 1119

Association of Infant Mental Health (AIMH)

Specialisms

Difficulties stemming from trauma including PTSD,

Depression and mood based difficulties

Emotion regulation difficulties

Anxiety based difficulties, including OCD

Relationship difficulties including adjustment to parenthood

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

Schema Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Dr Suzy O'Connor

Clinical Psychologist

BA (Hons), PhD, DClinPsy.

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Experience

Dr Suzy O’Connor is an Associate Clinician at The Purple House Clinic and a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist.

Suzy has over 20 years of post-qualification experience working with children, young people and families, both in the Independent Sector and in the NHS in Scotland within Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS), Early Intervention, and Medical Paediatric Services where she provided a Clinical Psychology service for children, young people, siblings and parents. Suzy has a particular specialism in neurodevelopmental assessment and working therapeutically with young people who have experienced trauma. Suzy is trained both in EMDR and trauma focused CBT.

Suzy 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.

Suzy currently works part-time for NHS Education for Scotland (NES) as Head of Programme – Early Interventions & Neurodiversity in Children and Young People.  She has worked in NES since 2008 and in that time has worked across a number of workstreams to develop and deliver high quality educational resources for the Scottish workforce.

Qualifications

2003 – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Glasgow.

2000 – PhD in Psychology, University of Strathclyde.

1997 – B.A. (Hons.) Psychology, University of Strathclyde.3

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL19162

EMDR Association UK Member

Specialisms

Working with family systems. Neurodiversity and Trauma.

Main Therapeutic Approaches

EMDR.

TF-CBT (trauma focused).

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Systemic Therapeutic Approaches.

 

Dr Evelyn Marscheider

Clinical Psychologist

BSC (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy.

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Marscheider is an Associate Psychologist at The Purple House Clinic and a HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist 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, phobia, obsessive/compulsive problems, trauma, and child behavioural problems.

Dr Marscheider specialises in Child Psychology and is skilled in working with complex presentations. She utilises several therapeutic approaches including systemic practice and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with additional training in CBT enhanced for eating disorders. Dr Marscheider has also completed training in interventions for ARFID. Evelyn undertakes training and consultancy with external agencies and clinical supervision. She also has a particular interest in relation to working with families and the clinical team to carry out neurodevelopmental assessments drawing on her knowledge and experience gained from a masters in Human Cognitive Neuropsychology.

Dr Marscheider worked in the NHS for 10 years and was a Principal Clinical Psychologist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

Qualifications

2020 – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Glasgow

2014 – Masters of Science in Human Cognitive Neuropsychology, University of Edinburgh

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

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC): PYL38217

Specialisms

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

Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders

Working with family systems

Neurodiversity

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) including enhanced for Eatings Disorders

Systemic Therapeutic Approaches

Heather Mair

Chartered & Registered Practitioner Psychologist

BSC (Hons), MSc, CPsychol.

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Expertise and Experience

Heather is an Associate Psychologist at The Purple House Clinic. She is a Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) Registered Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with young people and adults in both the public and private sectors. This experience includes psychological assessment, training and development, career coaching and mentoring, selection and talent management.

She has extensive consultant-level experience in providing psychological assessments and is passionate about promoting well-being in education and the workplace. Heather specialises in completing diagnostic assessments for Specific Learning Difficulties including dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia and workplace needs assessments with a range of neurodiverse clients. She also completes strategy coaching and delivers neurodiversity training.

Her warm, empathetic and client-centred approach, together with the sound knowledge that she has gained from evidence-based practice allows her to deliver high-quality, tailored assessments. She empowers individuals to make the best of their strengths and differences and helps them overcome specific barriers. Heather also assists education establishments and organisations in implementing support measures that will help individuals and enable the business to perform better. Heather also undertakes professional supervision and provides this support to colleagues.

Qualifications

1999- Masters of Science in Occupational Psychology (MSc) University of Strathclyde

1999- British Psychological Society Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing (Level A & B)

1997- Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSc Hons), 2:1, Glasgow Caledonian University

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC): PYL16211

British Psychological Society (BPS): 83137

Specialisms

Neurodiversity and Specific Learning Difficulties

Workplace Needs Assessments

Education and Workplace Solutions

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Solution Focused Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

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Dr Joy Nisbet

Clinical Psychologist

BSc Hons, DClinPsy, CPsychol.

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Joy Nisbet is a Clinical Psychologist and Associate of The Purple House Clinic in Glasgow. She is registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and has worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist across NHS, private and third sector organisations.

Joy has over 20 years post-qualification experience working with clients across the lifespan, providing assessment and therapeutic interventions for a range of common psychological issues, including low mood, depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessive/compulsive problems, trauma and adjustment to life-long conditions.

In addition, Joy has specialised in Child Psychology and is experienced in complex presentations, having supported children, young people and their families/systems with difficulties relating to the above as well as attachment, trauma, adjustment and behavioural problems.

Joy has experience working within specialist CAMHS services for care experienced children and young people. Joy is also experienced in assessing, diagnosing and working with children, young people and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Joy’s approach builds on the importance of developing a strong therapeutic relationship. She adopts an empathic, collaborative and relational based approach aiming to ensure that whoever she is working with feels safe to work in partnership to develop a shared understanding of the presenting difficulties.

Together, an appropriate psychological intervention will be agreed, to alleviate the difficulties being experienced.

Joy is experienced in offering teaching, training and clinical supervision and currently works part time as Head of Programme for Parenting and Infant Mental Health & Trauma (Children & Young People with Care Experience) for NHS Education for Scotland (NES).

Since joining NES in 2015, Joy has worked across a number of work-streams including CAMHS, Supervision, National Trauma Transformation Programme, MSc and Doctoral Post-Graduate Psychological Training Programmes and as CBT Clinical Tutor.

Qualifications

2001 – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Glasgow

1997 – BSc(Hons) Applied Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC): PYL17656.

British Psychological Society (BPS): 155196.

Specialisms

Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Parenting Approaches

Attachment difficulties

Care Experience

Neurodevelopmental (ASD) Assessments

Adults Psychology (Low mood, anxiety, childhood trauma and living with long term health conditions).

Main Therapeutic Approaches

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

Systemic Therapeutic Approaches

Parenting Approaches (Incredible Years, Triple P, Solihull and Mellow trained)

Integration of Narrative, Attachment and Acceptance and Commitment Therapeutic approaches.

 

Allied Health Professionals (AHP) and Nurses

Claire Lyons

Claire Lyons

Neurodevelopmental Practitioner & 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

Neurodevelopmental Practitioner & 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)

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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

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Mirin Craig

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) & Registered Nurse Mental Health

RNMH, BSc, MSc CBT.

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Expertise and Experience

Mirin is a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Mental Health Nurse at The Purple House Clinic in Glasgow and she has over twenty years of experience working in mental health care.  Mirin has worked with children, adolescents and adults and has experience working within all care settings (in-patient, community, and specialist teams).

Mirin provides assessment, formulation, supportive interventions, and CBT for a range of psychological presentations (including depression, anxiety, adjustment, stress, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, phobia, perfectionism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, addiction, eating disorders/disordered eating and trauma recovery).   

Mirin works part-time in post-graduate CBT teaching and has a strong commitment to training, supervising, and supporting future psychological therapists. Mirin is part of the academic eating disorders team at the University of Sheffield where she leads on CBT-ED for Children and Young People. Mirin maintains one clinical day a week within the NHS.

Mirin has worked in CAMHS and Adult Mental Health Care since qualifying in 2003 and has experience working with people presenting with co- occurring presentations and neurodiversity.

Qualifications

2021 – MSc CBT

2017 – PG Diploma CBT

2013 – PG Certificate CBT

2009 – BSc Professional Development (MH Nursing)

2003 – Registered Nurse Mental Health

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Nursing and Midwifery Council – RNMH

British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) – Level 2 Accreditation

Specialisms

Child/adolescent mental health, adult mental health, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma-focused CBT and competencies maintained with anxiety disorders and depression.

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Mental Health Nursing

Level 4 (trauma-specialist) of the transforming psychological trauma framework (NHS Education for Scotland)

Publications

Craig, M., Waine, J., Wilson, S. & Waller, G. (2019).  Optimizing Treatment Outcomes in Adolescents with Eating Disorders: The Potential Role of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  International Journal of Eating Disorders, 52, 538-542.

Co-author of the chapter on eating disorders in Smith, H. & McGrandles, A. (2018) The Impact of Mental Health and Wellbeing on Effective Learning and Teaching: A Practical Guide for those Responsible for Learners.  London: Swan & Horn.

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Aileen McGurk

Psychological Therapist & Occupational Therapist

BSc, PGcert, PGDip, MSc.

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Expertise and Experience

Aileen is an Associate Psychological Therapist at the Purple House Clinic Glasgow. She is a registered Occupational Therapist with additional qualifications in a range of individual and systemic psychological interventions. Aileen is experienced with clients of all ages – adults, children and adolescents. She provides assessment, therapeutic interventions and CBT for a number of mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, trauma and eating disorder. She is also experienced in assessing neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents. 

Aileen has worked in the NHS for over 20 years across a number of different care settings (adult in-patient, both adult and child and adolescent community teams and specialist family intervention teams). She has 13 years of experience working in specialist children’s services providing assessment, individual therapeutic interventions and systemic family interventions. In her adult work, Aileen has a particular interest in working with individuals experiencing burnout.

Qualifications

2003 – Bsc Occupational Therapy from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

2012 – Family Therapy and Systemic Practice, Foundation level, Family Therapy training network

2013 – Family Therapy and Systemic Practice, Intermediate level, Family Therapy Training network

2016 – PGcert Psychological Interventions (CBT), University of Edinburgh

2018 – PGdip Psychological Interventions (CBT), University of Edinburgh

2019 – MSc Psychological Interventions (CBT), University of Edinburgh

2023 – ILM level 5 coaching

Professional memberships

Health Professions Council OT37790

Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Specialisms

Child/adolescent mental health, adult mental health, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

Systemic therapy

Occupational Therapy

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Alana MacDonald

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist & Registered Dietitian

BSc Hons, PG Cert, PG Dip.

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Experience and Expertise

Alana is an Associate Clinician at The Purple House Clinic Glasgow. She is an accredited Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and a Registered Dietitian specialising in the field of mental health and neurodevelopmental conditions.

Alana offers assessment and therapeutic treatment for a variety of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, trauma and perinatal mental health presentations. Alana’s specialism is in the field of Eating Disorders, with a breadth of training over a long number of years alongside experience working with adults, children and adolescents.

Alana continues to work within the NHS as an Advanced Specialist Dietitian, in addition to her work as a therapist with Purple House. She has worked as a specialist within Child and Adolescent Mental Health services for 8 years as both Dietitian and a Psychological Therapist. She also has experience working within the third sector delivering CBT, and previously delivered training including the COSCA Counseling Skills course.

Qualifications

BSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics (Glasgow Caledonian University, 2009)

PG Dip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Group Work (ACT Services, 2016)

Professional registrations and memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): DT25115

British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP):160630

British Dietetic Association (BDA): 11033

Specialisms

Eating Disorders

Anxiety

Depression

Perinatal mental health

Neurodiversity

Trauma (incl. PTSD)

Main therapeutic approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

Clinical Dietetics

 

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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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Glasgow City Centre (Wellington St)

The Purple House Clinic
135 Wellington St
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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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

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