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We have clinics at three convenient locations - in Glasgow city centre, Bearsden and Thornliebank. Our team of highly qualified and experienced Clinical Psychologists, Educational Psychologists and Psychiatrists provide a range of psychological assessment and therapy services for adults and children, including services for: mental health difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, learning disabilities, and child behavioural difficulties. Specialist diagnostic services are also available for Autistic Spectrum Disorders and learning disabilities. 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.Educational Psychologist Glasgow

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Our Services

For Adults

We offer assessment and therapy for: depression, anxiety, OCD, post-natal depression, stress, low self-esteem, PTSD, personality disorders, relationship difficulties, phobias, bereavement, learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders, dyslexia...and more.

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Child Psychologists & Psychiatrists

Our Child Psychologists offer help with challenging behaviour, anxiety, depression, OCD, phobias, PTSD, attachment difficulties, developmental trauma, adjustment to life events, low self-esteem, ASD (autism and Asperger Syndrome assessment and diagnosis), ADHD assessment & diagnosis, learning disabilities, dyslexia, neuropsychology. In addition, our Child Psychiatrists are able to offer medical management of ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and more.

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For Professionals

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.

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Psychological Assessment

In-depth psychological assessments and pre-therapy assessments are available for children, adolescents and adults. Assessments of: mental health difficulties, emotional/ behavioural difficulties, challenging behaviour, autistic spectrum disorders, dyslexia, learning disabilities, interpersonal difficulties, complex trauma (including adopted children), neuropsychological/cognitive difficulties and IQ testing.

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Psychological Therapy

Our Psychologists offer therapy for children/adolescents and adults (individual, couple, family and group therapy available). Approaches include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)Schema Therapy and Creative TherapiesPsychologist Glasgow.

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Consultation & Support

We offer consultation and support to the family members of a child or adult with difficulties, or to other professionals working to support that individual. We can provide formulation services, psycho-education, therapeutic parenting, behavioural support and other systemic interventions.

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Client testimonials:

"fundamental change"

Choosing to have therapy at Purple House provided a fundamental change in my life. I started therapy with intense feelings of shame, self hatred and a bucket load of insecurities which felt like they were consuming my mind. I left therapy feeling nearly whole again...

"supportive & professional"

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...

"transformed"

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!

"safe & comfortable"

I have been suffering from severe anxiety since I was around 12 years old. The decision to start psychological therapy was an extremely difficult one to make. When you suffer from such severe anxiety, it’s so crucial that you find a safe and comfortable environment...

"a lifeline"

...very quickly these weekly sessions became a lifeline for my daughter. She looked forward to her time at Purple House and was taught simple but effective tools and techniques...By the end of her time at Purple House, she was more confident, able to talk more openly with me...

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Our Team

We have a team of highly qualified and experienced Clinical Psychologists, Educational Psychologists and Psychiatrists, led by Clinical Director and Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Dr Michelle Muniz. Please click on the Clinicians' profiles to see more information:

Dr Michelle Muniz, Clinical Psychologist & Director, The Purple House Clinic, Glasgow

Dr Michelle Muniz

Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Director
BSc (Hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol

Expertise and Experience

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

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

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

 

Qualifications

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

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

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

British Psychological Society (BPS): 465907

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL24216

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

 

Specialisms

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

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

Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

Learning disabilities.

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing.

Positive Behaviour Support.

Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT).

 

 

Mireille Wallace, Educational Psychologist, The Purple House Clinic, Glasgow

Mireille Wallace

Educational Psychologist
BA (Hons), MSc Ed Psych

Expertise and Experience

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

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

 

Qualifications

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

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

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL27913

 

Specialisms

Developmental difficulties.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Child and adolescent mental health.

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Video Interaction Guidance (VIG).

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR).

Solution Oriented Practice.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Dr Vicki Creanor, Clinical Psychologist, The Purple House Clinic Glasgow

Dr Vicki Creanor

Clinical Psychologist
MA, MSc, DClinPsy

Expertise and Experience

Dr Creanor is an Associate of Purple House Clinic and brings with her over 10 years of clinical practice experience, having completed both a Masters in Psychological Therapy for Adults and the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Glasgow.

Dr Creanor has previous experience working as a Clinical Psychologist with children and adolescents, and in addition to her work with the Purple House Clinic, she is employed as a Principal Clinical Psychologist within the NHS, working with adults with learning disabilities.

In her private work, Dr Creanor has an interest in working with sleep problems, working with parents of very young children to improve their sleep as well as adults with insomnia. She also regularly delivers workshops and one-to-one therapeutic sessions addressing a range of mental health difficulties such as anxiety. She draws on a number of theoretical approaches to conduct this work, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic approaches and Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT).

 

Qualifications

2011 - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Glasgow.

2006 - MSc in Psychological Therapies in Primary Care (Adults), Universities of Dundee & Stirling.

2004 - MA in Psychology, University of Glasgow.

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL27641

 

Specialisms

Sleep problems (from 6 months+).

Childhood behavioural problems.

Anxiety disorders (including phobias, OCD, social anxiety, panic disorder, health anxiety).

Adult/Child Learning Disabilities, mental health.

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Systemic approaches.

Positive behavioural support (PBS).

Incredible Years parenting approaches.

 

 

Dr Camilla Dyer, Clinical Psychologist, The Purple House Clinic, Glasgow.

Dr Camilla Dyer

Clinical Psychologist
MA (Hons), DClinPsy

Expertise and Experience

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

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

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

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

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

 

Qualifications

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

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

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL03498

 

Specialisms

Working with family systems.

Bereavement, trauma and loss.

Impact of physical/mental health difficulties.

Impact of life events.

Support for people exhibiting emotional difficulties and behaviour difficulties.

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Systemic Therapeutic Approaches.

Solution Focused Therapy.

Interpersonal Therapy.

Incredible Years Parenting Approach.

Positive behavioural support (PBS).

 

Dr Yvonne Vance

Clinical Psychologist
BSc, MSc, PGDip, DPhil, ClinPsyD

Expertise and Experience

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

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

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

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

 

Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL21853.

British Psychological Society (BPS) - Chartered Member.

 

Specialisms

Highly Specialist neuro-psychological assessments with children.

Impact of physical health issues.

Mental Health concerns.

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Solution Focused Therapy.

Narrative Therapy.

 

Dr Kenny Ewing-Day, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, The Purple House Clinic Glasgow

Dr Kenny Ewing-Day

Clinical Psychologist
MA Hons, DClinPsy, CPsychol

Expertise and Experience

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

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

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

 

Qualifications

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

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

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL24444.

British Psychological Society (BPS): 500933.

International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST).

 

Specialisms

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

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).

Schema Therapy.

 

Elaine Barber, Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology, The Purple House Clinic, Glasgow

Elaine Barber

Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology
BA (Hons), MSc

Expertise and Experience

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

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

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

 

Qualifications

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

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

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

British Psychological Society (BPS): 481849

 

Specialisms

Early intervention and prevention of mental health difficulties.

Anxiety disorders.

hildhood behavioural difficulties.

Tics.

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Solution Focused Therapy.

Behavioural Intervention for Tics.

Incredible Years Parenting Approach.

Systemic therapeutic approach.

 

Dr Zoë Chouliara, The Purple House Clinic Glasgow, Practitioner Counselling & Health Psychologist, Psychotherapist/Counsellor

Dr Zoë Chouliara

Counselling & Health Psychologist, Psychotherapist/Counsellor

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

Expertise and Experience

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

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

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

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

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

 

Qualifications

2018 Certificate in Creative Counselling Supervision, Jenny Biancardi.

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

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

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

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL04979

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP): 636797

British Psychological Society (BPS): 041701

 

Specialisms

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

Appearance distress.

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

Identity issues & Gender /transgender identity issues.

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

Depression, Anxiety.

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

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

Systemic Psychotherapy.

Compassion Focussed Approach.

Action & projection techniques.

 

 

Dr Humera Millar, Clinical Psychologist, The Purple House Clinic Glasgow

Dr Humera Millar

Clinical Psychologist
BA (Hons), DClinPsy 

Expertise and Experience

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

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

 

Qualifications

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

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

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL18119

Association of Clinical Psychologists (ACP): 471443

 

Specialisms

Adjustment to life events.

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

Attachment / interpersonal difficulties.

Depression and low mood.

Low self-esteem.

Trauma related difficulties including PTSD.

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Solution Focused Therapy.

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

 

Alison Findlay, Educational Psychologist, The Purple House Clinic, Glasgow

Alison Findlay

Educational Psychologist
MA Hons , MSc Ed Psych, MPhil

Expertise and Experience

Alison Findlay is an Associate Psychologist at Purple House Glasgow. She is a Registered Educational Psychologist with over 20 years of working with children, young people and their families. She provides therapeutic intervention for a range of common psychological issues with particular skills in supporting emotional and behavioural difficulties, attachment, barriers to learning and mental health difficulties. Alison utilises several therapeutic approaches including Video Interaction Guidance (VIG), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dynamic Assessment, and Solution Oriented Change. She is an accredited VIG Practitioner as well as an Advanced VIG Supervisor. Alison’s approach is collaborative and ecological, allowing identification of barriers to wellbeing and learning, and bespoke solutions that empower children and families.   

In addition to working in private practice, Alison has worked as an Educational Psychologist in the public sector for 15 years and works collaboratively with educational establishments to assess and plan supports for a range of barriers to learning and development, with the aim of helping children and families reach their highest potential.  Alison also undertakes training and consultancy with educational establishments and colleagues across education, social work and health.

 

Qualifications

2004 - Master of Science in Educational Psychology (MSc), University of Dundee.

2000 - Masters of Philosophy in Research Methods (MPhil), University of Glasgow.

1996 - Master of Arts (Honours) in Psychology (MA Hons) University of Glasgow.

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL23200

AVIGuk (Registering Body of Video Interaction Guidance in the UK)

 

Specialisms

Developmental difficulties.

Barriers to learning.

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

Attachment difficulties, including Looked After and Adopted Children.

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Video Interaction Guidance (VIG).

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Solution Oriented Practice.

Dynamic Assessment.

 

Dr Colm Hennessy, Consultant Child & Adult Psychiatrist, The Purple House Clinic, Glasgow

Dr Colm Hennessy

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
BSc, MB ChB, MRCPsych

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 Lindsey Watson, Clinical Psychologist, The Purple House Clinic Glasgow

Dr Lindsey Watson

Clinical Psychologist
MA Hons, DClinPsy, CPsychol

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 Bea Carroll, Clinical Psychologist, The Purple House Clinic Glasgow

Dr Bea Carroll

Clinical Psychologist
BSc (Hons), DClinPsy

Expertise and Experience

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

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

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

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

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

 

Qualifications

2004 - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy).

1998 - BSc, Psychology.

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL03191

 

Specialisms

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

Attachment difficulties, including Looked After and Adopted Children.

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Systemic Therapeutic Approaches.

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP).

Incredible Years Parenting Approach.

 

Psychologist

Dr Claire Ogilvie

Clinical Psychologist, Forensic Psychologist
MA (Hons), DClinPsychol, CPsychol, AFBPsS

Expertise and Experience

Dr Ogilvie is an Associate Psychologist of Purple House Glasgow. She is an HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist and Forensic Psychologist, and a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Dr Ogilvie is experienced in working predominantly with adults and adolescents over the age of 16. She provides assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of common psychological problems including depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessive/compulsive problems, low self-esteem and stress.

Dr Ogilvie specialises in trauma, addictions, and long-standing emotional and relational difficulties (sometimes referred to as personality disorder).

Dr Ogilvie utilises several therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She has undergone extensive additional training in CAT and is working towards accredited practitioner status in this therapeutic approach. 

As a Forensic Psychologist, Dr Ogilvie also has expertise and experience in working therapeutically with individuals with difficulties related to anger and offending behaviour. She provides expert reports to the criminal Courts, undertakes specialist violence risk assessments for various agencies, and has provided consultancy to Police and Criminal Justice services. She also undertakes medicolegal work.  

Alongside working in private practice, Dr Ogilvie has worked in the NHS for 15 years, including 4 years as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. She continues to work in the NHS on a part-time basis.

 

Qualifications

2017 - Present (in progress): CAT Practitioner Diploma, CAT Scotland/ACAT.

2010 - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsychol), 5 year Specialist Route (Forensic Aligned), University of Edinburgh.

2004 - Master of Arts (Honours) in Psychology (MA Hons), First Class, University of Glasgow.

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL25828.

British Psychological Society (BPS): 156729.

The Association of Clinical Psychologists (ACP-UK).

Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT).

Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS).

 

 

Dr Karen Mackenzie, Clinical Psychologist, The Purple House Clinic Glasgow

Dr Karen Mackenzie

Clinical Psychologist
BA, MSc, DClinPsy

Expertise and Experience

Dr Karen Mackenzie is an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years' experience in the NHS. She has spent several years working with children and families in Paediatric settings in Scotland and Canada and is experienced in issues relating to child and adolescent development, parenting, and early intervention of mental health and behavioural difficulties all while supporting the family system. Her Doctoral research focussed on the effectiveness of school-based mental health interventions in the UK and has since been published. Dr Mackenzie also has a keen interest in supporting parents in the prenatal and postnatal period, as they navigate their journey into parenthood and manage the common anxieties and challenges faced during this delicate time. During Doctoral training, Dr Mackenzie trained in several therapeutic approaches and has utilised these effectively with children, adolescents, adults and over 65s presenting with a range of psychological issues including: anxiety, phobias, depression, low mood, relational difficulties and trauma.

Dr Mackenzie has most recently worked in NHS Older Adults services, assessing and treating individuals who present with mental health difficulties and neurological concerns, i.e. cognitive impairment / dementia.  Dr Mackenzie's diverse experience reflects her dedication to the field and in supporting people of all ages and backgrounds to achieve greater psychological wellbeing. Her approach is warm, empathic and individualised to the client's concerns, and she uses her wide range of therapeutic skills, and developmental and relational perspective to tailor a bespoke treatment plan suited to the goals of the client.

 

Qualifications

2016 – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy.), University of Glasgow.

2009 – Masters in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People (MSc.), University of Edinburgh.

2006 – B.A. (Joint Honours) Law and Psychology, University of Strathclyde.

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL33586

Association for Clinical Psychologists

 

Specialisms

Child and adolescent psychology (e.g. early intervention for behavioural, emotional or interpersonal difficulties; parenting techniques and support).

Adult psychology (e.g. anxiety; low mood; relational difficulties; processing of traumatic events).

Perinatal psychology (e.g. prenatal anxiety; birth trauma; postnatal support).

Older adults (e.g. later life depression; working with families and carers who support an individual with dementia).

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive based approaches (e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Compassion Focussed Therapy).

Attachment based approaches (e.g. Interpersonal therapy).

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing.

Incredible Years Parenting approach.

Narrative and Systemic approaches.

 

Adele Pashley, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, The Purple House Clinic Glasgow

Adele Pashley

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

Expertise and Experience

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

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

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

 

Qualifications

M.App.Sci in Clinical Psychology.

B.A (Hons) in Psychology.

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS).

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

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL18512.

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

Mindfulness Association.

 

Specialisms

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

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

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

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Adele takes an integrative approach and utilises:

•  Cognitive Behaviour Therapy;

•  Compassion Focussed Therapy;

•  Behaviour Therapy;

•  Dialectical Behaviour informed therapy;

•  Positive Psychology.

 

 

Sabella Mansur-Usher, Educational Neuropsychologist, The Purple House Clinic, Glasgow

Sabella Mansur-Usher

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

Expertise and Experience

Sabella Mansur-Usher is an Associate Psychologist at Purple House Glasgow and a Registered Educational Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. Her qualifications have been recognised by the British Psychological Society and Chartered Membership is pending upon completion of her Clinical Psychology doctoral degree. 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.

 

Dr Charlie Strong, Clinical Psychologist, The Purple House Clinic Glasgow

Dr Charlie (Charlotte) Strong

Clinical Psychologist
BSc (Hons), DClinPsy

Expertise and Experience

Charlie is an Associate Psychologist at Purple House Glasgow and an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. She has worked in the NHS for over 10 years, including experience within Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) and specialist psychological trauma services. She continues to maintain a position as a Principal Clinical Psychologist within the NHS along with her role within Purple House.

Charlie is experienced in working with clients of all ages - children, adolescents, and adults.  Within her private work she provides assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety, phobias, childhood behaviour difficulties and disordered eating.  

Charlie has a specialist interest in attachment and the impact of trauma including PTSD, CPTSD and dissociative conditions. Charlie also has experience in delivering teaching and training, along with specialist supervision for colleagues in relation to trauma and its impact.

Charlie utilises several therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Systemic approaches.

Overall, Charlie aims to create a safe therapeutic space for individuals and families to build an understanding of any difficulties, before making an individualised plan to work collaboratively towards change - building on areas of strength and resilience.

 

Qualifications

2012 - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Hull.

2009 - Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSc Hons), First Class, University of Hull.

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL28345

 

Specialisms

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

Attachment difficulties.

The impact of trauma (including PTSD and CPTSD, impact of childhood trauma).

Adult Psychology (mental health problems: anxiety, depression & eating difficulties).

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (including trauma focused CBT).

Compassion Focused Therapy.

Transactional Analysis.

Systemic Approaches.

 

Psychologist

Dr Helen Smith

Consultant Forensic and Adolescent Psychiatrist
MBChB, MRCPsych, MML, MD

Expertise and Experience

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

Dr Smith is experienced in working with clients of all ages - adults, children and adolescents.  She provides assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of common psychological issues including depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessive/ compulsive problems, trauma, and neurodevelopmental disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  She has a Master's in Medical Law, providing her with additional skills in understanding the legal aspects of mental health difficulties including civil and criminal justice legislation.

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

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

 

Qualifications

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

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

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

2004 - Membership of Royal College of Psychiatry.

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

 

Professional Registrations and Memberships

General Medical Council (GMC): 4439130

Royal College of Psychiatrists:  807382

 

Specialisms

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

Attachment difficulties, including Looked After and Adopted Children.

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

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Medication.

 

 

Our Clinic Locations

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The Purple House Clinic

135 Wellington Street

Glasgow (City Centre)

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.

The Purple House Clinic

Caledonia House

Evanton Drive

Thornliebank

Glasgow

G46 8JT

 

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

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.

Enquiries for all locations:

call: 0141 255 1390

email: glasgow@purplehouseclinic.co.uk

 

 
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