Private
Psychological
Healthcare

Leicester

Private
Psychological
Healthcare

Leicester

Our Services

For Organisations

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

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 lead 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 independent (Associate) Psychologists. Trained to doctorate level, our Psychologists are experts in the assessment and treatment of psychological difficulties. Please click ‘meet the whole team’ for further information:

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,


or 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.

Amy Bird

Clinic Administrator

The Purple House Clinic, Leicester

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About Amy

Amy is a working Mum with 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

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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

Clinic Location

Our Leicester clinic is located in a 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
148 Upper New Walk
Leicester
LE1 7QA

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