Mental Health and
Neurodiversity
Services

Leicester

Mental Health and
Neurodiversity Services

Leicester

Our Services

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We offer training, workshops and lectures to organisations on subjects related to mental health, Psychology and child development. We also provide consultancy and clinical supervision services.

Leicester Clinic

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

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What do we help with?

The Purple House Clinic provides individualised, easy to access, psychological services at the time people need help the most. We work with both adults and children, helping a range of mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, phobias, PTSD, complex trauma and personality issues.  We also provide a number of specialist assessment services including assessments for ASD, ADHD, learning difficulties (Educational Psychology), and sensory difficulties (Occupational Therapy).

Our Team

The Clinical Director of our Leicester clinic is Clinical Psychologist, Dr Vicki Edwards. The operational team is led by Sue Edwards (Operations Director), and Amy Bird (Clinic Administrator). Clinical services are delivered by Dr Edwards and a team of highly qualified and experienced mental health professionals, including: Clinical Psychologists, Educational Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Psychotherapists, and Mental Health Practitioners. Please click ‘Meet the Whole Team’ for further information:

Dr Vicki Edwards

Dr Vicki Edwards

Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Director

BSc (Hons), PGDipPsy, DClinPsy, CPsychol.

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Expertise and Experience

Dr Vicki Edwards is Director of The Purple House Clinic, Leicester. Dr Edwards is a Clinical Psychologist, Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She has over fifteen years  of NHS experience working in a specialist team within a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

Dr Edwards has expertise in working with children who have attachment difficulties, and their carers i.e. foster carers, residential staff.

Dr Edwards sees clients for a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, complex trauma and child behavioural problems.

Dr Edwards also has extensive experience of providing consultation and training to professionals, for example, foster carers, social workers, and teachers in areas such as attachment, self-harm, mental health and sexual abuse.

Dr Edwards has post-qualification training in attachment therapy, group therapy and supervision. She is a BPS accredited Clinical Supervisor. Dr Edwards has written and published within this area of research and presented at National and International conferences on the topic of child maltreatment.

Qualifications

2003 - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Leicester.

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

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

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL03877

British Psychological Society (BPS): 088327

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

BPS Accredited Supervisor.

Specialisms

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

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

Family & Relationship difficulties.

Adult Psychology - PTSD, relationship difficulties, childhood trauma.

Main Therapeutic Approaches

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

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

Dr Vicki Edwards

Sue Edwards

Operations Director

Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW), University of Birmingham.

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Sue Edwards has been employed as the Operations Director of Purple House Leicester since July 2021. Sue previously worked as a social worker with children and families for over 30 years and was a fostering service manager for 8 years until she retired.  Sue has extensive knowledge and expertise of working with children and young people in the care system and supporting families.

Sue has developed many strengths during her career and is a professional, energetic and solution focused manager.  She is a reflective practitioner and committed to her own professional development as a manager she is a strong leader and is passionate about her work, and is driven to achieve excellence in her work at Purple House Leicester.

As Operations Director she is responsible for ensuring that Purple House Clinic Leicester delivers a high quality service which meets the regulatory requirements.

Amy Bird

Amy Bird

Practice Manager

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About Amy

Amy has over 20 years of administrative experience in the private healthcare and recruitment industries. Amy’s role at The Purple House Clinic Leicester is a very varied one, overseeing the smooth running of the business day-to-day, and ensuring that clients receive a professional and helpful service. Amy is an empathic and considerate person, who always strives to do her best for everyone who contacts our service.

At the Purple House Clinic we are committed to providing excellence in service, and all of our administrative staff undertake continual development and training in areas such as data protection, information governance, safeguarding, customer service, health and safety, first aid etc.

Testimonials

See what our clients are saying

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The Psychologist at Purple House suggested various interventions for our son which were implemented at home and at school. Following these changes, there has been a miraculous turnaround in his well-being. I can’t thank Purple House enough – our lives have been transformed!

Parent of young child

The Psychologist at Purple House was amazing. I felt safe with her from the very first session. She was supportive and professional and with her help I have been able to begin the journey back to truly living my life. She has changed my life in a very real way and I’m so proud of myself for making it as far as I did with her help. Thank you!

Adult Client

Leicester Clinic Locations

Please use the number or email address below to contact both of our Leicester clinics:

Upper New Walk

Located in beautiful premises on Upper New Walk (near to Victoria Park). Parking is available nearby.

The Purple House Clinic
148 Upper New Walk
Leicester
LE1 7QA

The Purple House Clinic, Leicester

The Crescent

Located in this iconic building, 'The Crescent' is The Purple House Clinic Leicester’s specialist neurodiverse assessment clinic. Here we offer Neurodevelopmental screens, assessments for Autism and ADHD. We work with both adults and children. Our assessments are thorough, follow the NICE guidelines and are delivered by specialist clinicians with expertise in Neurodivergent assessments.

Neurodiverse Assessment Clinic
The Purple House Clinic
The Crescent
12 King Street
Leicester
LE1 6RX

The Crescent

Our Other Clinics

Join Our Team

The Purple House Clinic is a growing community. All of our clinics are getting busier every day and there is a growing need for more Associate Clinicians to join our teams. If you’re a Practitioner Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapist or a Mental Health Nurse please get in touch!

We also have franchise opportunities for ambitious Practitioner Psychologists who wish to own and operate a Purple House clinic themselves. If your goal is to own a large and successful multi-practitioner practice, get in touch to benefit from the support and operational systems of our established and respected organisation.

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We know that when life gets difficult, it’s important for people to be able to access the right kind of help as soon as possible.

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We know that when life gets difficult, it’s important for people to be able to access the right kind of help as soon as possible. 

Accessing therapy privately at the Purple House Clinic avoids long waiting lists and enables access to the highest level of therapeutic expertise from the outset.

See how we can support you:  https://ow.ly/BmkU50RmUnC 

#timetotalk #mentalhealth #therapy

At the Purple House Clinic, our associate opportunities enable clinicians to transition to private practice with ease.

In our 2023 survey, 95% of associates said that Purple House is a great place to work. In particular, they enjoy the flexibility that being an associate offers, the support they receive, the rewarding nature of the work we do and working as part of a highly skilled team.

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At the Purple House Clinic, our associate opportunities enable clinicians to transition to private practice with ease. 

In our 2023 survey, 95% of associates said that Purple House is a great place to work. In particular, they enjoy the flexibility that being an associate offers, the support they receive, the rewarding nature of the work we do and working as part of a highly skilled team. 

For all our associate opportunities, click here:  https://ow.ly/R9Sf50RmU5Y

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Mental health doesn’t discriminate; it can affect anyone at any time. At Purple House Clinic, we’re here to support you when times are tough.

Our expert team of psychologists and therapists offer a compassionate and personalised approach to mental health care, tailored to meet your unique needs and circumstances.

For more information about our services, please click here: ow.ly/Bc8i50RmU1m

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Mental health doesn’t discriminate; it can affect anyone at any time. At Purple House Clinic, we’re here to support you when times are tough. 

Our expert team of psychologists and therapists offer a compassionate and personalised approach to mental health care, tailored to meet your unique needs and circumstances.

For more information about our services, please click here:  https://ow.ly/Bc8i50RmU1m 

#quote #mentalhealth #mentalwellbeing
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