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To book an appointment with one of our Psychologists in Leicester, please call 0116 326 6517 or email leicester@purplehouseclinic.co.uk


 

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.

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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. We also offer family therapy. To find out more please get in touch.

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Child Psychologists & Psychiatrists

Our Child Psychologists can help with behavioural problems, anxiety, depression, OCD, phobias, post traumatic stress (PTSD), attachment difficulties, developmental trauma, adjustment to life events, low self-esteem, autistic spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, dyslexia...and more. We also offer family therapy. To find out more please get in touch.

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Child Psychologist Leicester

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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Child Psychiatrist Leicester

Psychological Assessment

We offer in-depth psychological assessments and pre-therapy assessments for children, adolescents and adults. Assessments: 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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Psychotherapist Leicester

Psychological Therapy

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

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Counsellor Leicester

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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Educational Psychologist Leicester

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

The team at Leicester is led by Clinical Director, Dr Vicki Edwards. Dr Edwards and our highly experienced team of Associate Psychologists are supported by our amazing Administrator, Amy Bird. Our Psychologists are experts in the assessment and treatment of psychological difficulties - and are all trained to at least doctorate level. Please click on the profiles below for further information:

Dr Vicki Edwards, Clinical Psychologist, The Purple House Clinic Leicester

Dr Vicki Edwards

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

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, Administrator, The Purple House Clinic Leicester (Psychologists)

Amy Bird

Clinic Administrator
The Purple House Clinic, Leicester

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.

 

Dr Sarah Jane Knight, Clinical Psychologist, The Purple House Clinic Leicester

Dr Sarah Jane Knight

Clinical Psychologist
BA (Hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol

Expertise and Experience

Dr Sarah Jane Knight is a Clinical Psychologist. She is a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Dr Knight has over fifteen years of experience working in a range of NHS settings with children, families, and adults.

Dr Knight offers assessment and therapeutic intervention tailored to the needs of individuals and their family for a range of psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, obsessions/compulsions, adjustment to life events, relational and interpersonal difficulties, and difficulties associated with complex trauma. She draws upon several models in her work, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), family/systemic therapies, and psychodynamic/psychoanalytic ideas, in order to use an integrative approach that is client-centred to facilitate meaningful understanding and changes.

Further to qualification in 2008, Dr Knight has worked in various settings in the NHS, including Early Intervention for Psychosis, Assertive Outreach and Rehabilitation and Recovery teams within Adult Mental Health, and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). She therefore has extensive experience and clinical practice of working therapeutically with a variety of mental health presentations and concerns.

Dr Knight has completed additional post-qualification training in the assessment of Neurodevelopmental Conditions.

Dr Knight is experienced in providing clinical supervision and has completed accredited supervisor training. She has training and experience in facilitating reflective practice groups, and is an honorary lecturer at the University of Leicester.

 

Qualifications

2008 - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy.), University of Leicester.

2001 - BA (Hons) Psychology with Social Sciences (BPS accredited), Nottingham Trent University.

 

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL01948

British Psychological Society (BPS): 165331

 

Specialisms

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

Adult Psychology – mental health problems, interpersonal / relational difficulties, childhood trauma.

Assessment and intervention with Neurodevelopmental Conditions.

Psychosis.

Staff support and consultation.

 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

An integrated approach that is client-centred.

Interpersonal Psychotherapy.

Compassion focussed Therapy.

Systemic approaches.

Psychodynamic Approaches.

 

Dr Elizabeth Lee, Clinical Psychologist, The Purple House Clinic Leicester

Dr Elizabeth Lee

Clinical Psychologist
BSc (Hons), PGDip, DClinPsy, CPsychol

Expertise and Experience

Dr Lee is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and a Chartered Psychologist. She is experienced in working with clients of all ages - adults, children and adolescents.

Dr Lee provides assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of common psychological issues including: depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessive/compulsive problems, trauma, child behavioural problems, children and parents struggling with issues around death and dying, loss, trauma, anxiety and adjustment to chronic and life-limiting physical health conditions.

Further to qualification in 2006, Dr Lee has worked in a range of settings, both in the NHS and privately. She has a specialist interest in trauma and neuropsychological rehabilitation and has post qualification training in Clinical Neuropsychology and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Qualifications

2015-2016 - EMDR, Parts 1, 2, and 3, Richman EMDR Training.

2009 - Diploma in Paediatric Clinical Neuropsychology, University College London.

2006 - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy.), University of Glasgow.

2001 - Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSc. Hons.), University of Warwick.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL16482

British Psychological Society (BPS): 133862

Specialisms

Depression

Anxiety

Phobias

Obsessive compulsive problems (OCD)

Trauma

Child behavioural problems

Children and parents struggling with issues around death and dying, loss

Adjustment to chronic and life-limiting physical health conditions.

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Client centred work

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

EMDR

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Systemic Approaches

 
Dr Sophie Davies, The Purple House Clinic Loughborough

Dr Sophie Davies

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
MBChB, MRCPsych

Expertise and Experience

Dr Davies is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. She has worked in a number of different fields including Adult Mental Health, Old Age Mental Health and Eating Disorders. She has also worked with children and young people in CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services), becoming a Consultant Psychiatrist in 2016. Dr Davies worked in the NHS for 13 years before beginning private practice.

Dr Davies is experienced in working with children and young people with a wide range of difficulties and provides assessment and support for various mental health difficulties (see below). Following assessment Dr Davies will develop a care plan with young people and their families considering the most appropriate next steps.

Dr Davies is able to initiate and monitor medication for depression and ADHD (for example), often in collaboration with the patient’s GP. Dr Davies will also be able to consider therapeutic options with the family and considers psychological therapies, lifestyle interventions and psycho-education (understanding about the condition and difficulties) alongside medication.

Dr Davies is particularly interested and experienced in detailed assessments around complex presentations, including young people with potential ASD, ADHD - and the emotional and behavioural consequences of traumatic events and can diagnose and support multi-disciplinary assessments.

A Note on Medication: Dr Davies regularly prescribes medications e.g. antidepressants or medication for ADHD. However, these are powerful medicines with side-effects that need to be monitored, either by herself, NHS services or your GP. Whilst NHS services may agree to take over the prescribing - you will at least, in the first instance, need to pay for your private prescriptions which can be expensive. To avoid disappointment, it would be appropriate to discuss your requirements with the Purple House team or your GP prior to assessment.

Qualifications

2016 – Certificate of Completion of Training.

2008 – Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

2003 – Sheffield Medical School, MBChB.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

General Medical Council – 6075727

Royal College of Psychiatrists – 815077

Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Royal Society of Medicine

Specialisms

Assessment, medical treatment and monitoring of children and young people with mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD).

The assessment and medical management of ADHD.

The assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ADOS, DISCO). Please click here to see Dr Davies explaining some of the difficulties and characteristics of this condition.

Dr Catherine Horn, The Purple House Clinic, Leicester

Dr Catherine Horn

Clinical Psychologist
DClinPsy, CPsychol

Expertise and Experience

Dr Catherine Horn, known as Kate, is a Clinical Psychologist. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) who regulate to ensure the quality and safety of all Clinical Psychologists, and is also chartered with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Kate has over 14 years’ experience of working in the NHS with children and families, adults and older adults.

Kate offers assessments tailored to the needs of individuals, couples and families for a range of mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety, adjustment to life events, and relationship problems. She works using an integrated approach drawing on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-focused and Systemic therapies and is a qualified Systemic Practitioner. Kate works with people affected by trauma, including abuse, loss, bereavement and accidents and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Kate is experienced in providing clinical supervision and has completed accredited supervisor training. She has training and experience in facilitating reflective practice groups for staff and is an honorary lecturer at the University of Leicester.

Qualifications

2015 - EMDR Parts 1, 2 & 3, Sandi Richmann, University of Leicester.

2007 – Advanced Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples, Birkbeck, University of London.

2004 – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy.), University of Leicester.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL17247

British Psychological Society (BPS): 129365

EMDR Association England & Ireland

Association for Family Therapy membership number: N9000065756

Specialisms

Adult Psychology (mental health problems, interpersonal and relationship difficulties).

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

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) - Accredited Practitioner.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Systemic practice with couples and individuals.

 
Dr Danielle Grey, Psychologist, The Purple House Clinic Leicester

Dr Danielle Grey

Clinical Psychologist
BSc, MSc, DClinPsy  

Expertise and Experience

Dr Grey is a Registered Clinical Psychologist. She has over 10 years experience of working in mental health and secure settings, providing evidence-based interventions across a range of psychological difficulties. Dr Grey’s post-qualified experience has been in specialist Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services, working with young people and their families who experience psychological distress.

Dr Grey provides psychological assessment for a range of emotional difficulties including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and low self-esteem. Previous experience of working with clients across the lifespan (children, adolescents and adults) allows her to use an integrative approach to provide idiosyncratic interventions that draw on a range of psychological models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) and Systemic approaches. Her broad experience has allowed Dr Grey to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and gain skills to work with couples, parents/ carers and families.

Dr Grey has also provided teaching, training and supervision to members of staff.

Qualifications

2016 - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Leicester.

2010 - Masters in Forensic Psychology (MSc), University of Leicester.

2004 - Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSc), University of Reading.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL34353

Specialisms

Psychological distress

Anxiety

Depression

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Low self-esteem

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)

Systemic approaches

 
Dr David Gillan, Psychologist, The Purple House Clinic Leicester

Dr David Gillan

Clinical Psychologist
BA, MSc, PgDip. CBT, DClinPsy, CPsychol

Expertise and Experience

Dr Gillan is registered as a practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Chartered as a Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Dr Gillan is experienced in working with adults and provides assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of issues including depression, anxiety, phobias, grief, obsessions/compulsions, trauma, loss, work-related stress, and relationship problems. Dr Gillan utilises several therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Mindfulness, and Psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Dr Gillan has worked in adult mental health in private practice for five years and public health for eight years.

Qualifications

2011 - Post-graduate Diploma in High Intensity Interventions (CBT), Coventry University.

2010 - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Warwick.

2005 - MSc, University of London.

2000 - BA, Otago University, New Zealand.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL26165

Chartered Clinical Psychologist, British Psychological Society (BPS): 363652

Accredited CBT Therapist, British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP): 170566

Specialisms

Adult Psychology (trauma, childhood difficulties, interpersonal problems, drug and alcohol issues, work-related stress).

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness

Psychodynamic psychotherapy

 

Dr Victoria Watkins

Clinical Psychologist
BSc, DClinPsy

Expertise and Experience

Dr Victoria Watkins is a practicing Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Dr Watkins specialises in child psychology and the parent-child relationship.

Dr Watkins completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Warwick and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Leicester. Dr Watkins has over 17 years of experience working in both England and Australia, working in the NHS in UK, including Early Intervention for Psychosis, Youth Offending and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

Dr Watkins also lived and worked in Melbourne, Australia for five years and worked with high risk youth with complex trauma and attachment difficulties. During her time in Melbourne Dr Watkins also worked in a private clinic specialising in attachment trauma and fostering and adoption support.

Dr Watkins has expertise working with children and families with a whole variety of difficulties from complex trauma and attachment difficulties to more general issues such as anxiety, sleep difficulties and behavioural problems. Dr Watkins is skilled at engaging complex and challenging young people.

Dr Watkins is an experienced supervisor and has completed accredited supervisor training. Dr Watkins has also been an honorary lecturer at the University of Coventry and Warwick, University of Leicester and University of Birmingham.

Qualifications

2004 - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
University of Leicester.

1998 - Bachelor of Science (BSc. Psychology)
University of Warwick.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC):
PYL20234

British Psychological Society (BPS):
442451

Specialisms

Child and adolescent mental health difficulties, parenting and behaviour issues.

Attachment trauma and fostering and adoption support.

Mindfulness skills and emotion regulation skills development.

Parent-child and family relationship issues.

Staff support and consultations for those working with trauma.

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Child and adolescent mental health difficulties, parenting and behaviour issues.

Attachment trauma and fostering and adoption support.

Mindfulness skills and emotion regulation skills development.

Parent-child and family relationship issues.

Staff support and consultations for those working with trauma.

 

Dr Dimitra Hartas, Educational Psychologist, Purple House Clinic Loughborough, Leicester

Dr Dimitra Hartas

Educational Psychologist
BA, MA, PhD

Expertise and Experience

Dr Hartas is an Associate Psychologist at Purple House Loughborough. She is a Registered Educational Psychologist and a Chartered Psychologist. Dr Hartas is experienced in working with clients of all ages - adults, children and adolescents.  She provides psycho-educational assessments and advice for a wide range of learning and behavioural and social/emotional difficulties, including dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD, autistic spectrum difficulties and social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. She is an active researcher who has published extensively in the field of educational psychology and thus her psychological practice is underpinned by up-to-date research evidence. Dr Hartas offers expert advice to parents and schools on educational placements appropriate for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. She has experience with advising students with special educational needs and disabilities in academia and offers information on Disabled Student Allowance and other learning support available in Higher Education.

After obtaining her PhD from the University of Illinois in Chicago, Dr Hartas worked at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA) with a focus on developmental disabilities and disability provision for disadvantaged children with a wide range of developmental and learning difficulties. Her practical work has developed in parallel with her research and teaching in the areas of Special Educational Needs and Disability at an undergraduate and postgraduate level. She has extensively researched and published on children's language, behaviour and learning and the interplay between academic achievement and family factors.

Qualifications

1995 - PhD Special Education/Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.

1993 - MA Special Education/Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.

1991 - BA Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL25357.

British Psychological Society (BPS): 083460.

Specialisms

Specific learning difficulties – dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD.

Social, emotional, behavioural difficulties.

Autistic Spectrum Disorders - ASD.

 

 
Dr Emma Tilbury, Psychologist, Purple House Clinic Leicester

Dr Emma Tilbury

Clinical Psychologist
BA (Hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol

Expertise and Experience

Dr Tilbury is an Associate Psychologist at Purple House, Leicester.  She is a Registered Clinical Psychologist.  Dr Tilbury 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 developmental and intergenerational trauma, child behavioural problems, anxiety, depression, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), interpersonal struggles, family difficulties and couple therapy.  She specialises in Child Psychology, Attachment theory, Trauma informed approaches, Ego state work, Dissociative disorders and psychodynamic approaches considering conscious and unconscious factors in childhood and adult experiences.  Dr Tilbury utilises several therapeutic approaches including Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Approaches, Psychodynamic approaches and Ego State therapy.  She is working towards her accreditation in both EMDR and DDP under consultant supervision.

Alongside working in private practice, Dr Tilbury works in the NHS as a clinical lead for a team working with looked after and adopted children.  She has been working as a Clinical Psychologist since 2012 in a specialist mental health team.

Qualifications

2012 – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Leicester.

2007 – Master of Arts in Psychology (MA Hons), First Class, University of Glasgow.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL28786.

EMDR Association UK and Ireland.

Specialisms

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

Attachment difficulties, including Looked After and Adopted Children.

Adult Psychology (PTSD, Interpersonal Difficulties, childhood trauma).

Main Therapeutic Approaches.

EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing.

DDP – Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.

CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Group Analysis.

Psychodynamic Approaches.

 

Victoria Bayes, Occupational Therapist, The Purple House Clinic Leicester

Victoria Bayes

Occupational Therapist & Sensory Integration Practitioner
BSc (Hons), PGCert

Expertise and Experience

Victoria Bayes is an Associate Occupational Therapist at Purple House. She is a registered Occupational Therapist and Sensory Integration Practitioner. Victoria has over 9 years’ experience working in mental health settings.

As an Occupational Therapist, Victoria uses meaningful everyday activities as a therapeutic tool to address the occupational disruption caused by mental health challenges.

Victoria is used to working with complex presentations and assesses, delivers and evaluates therapeutic intervention in an adaptable and innovative way. Victoria has worked with individuals with a range of psychological challenges including complex trauma, personality disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, depression, autism, learning disabilities and eating disorders.  

Victoria has a Postgraduate Certificate in Sensory Integration, which has provided her with additional skills to assess, formulate, recommend and provide intervention to alleviate sensory processing difficulties. As a Sensory Integration Practitioner, Victoria understands how an individual’s engagement in and experience of everyday activities develops the sensory systems and shapes our sensory preferences and choice of activities. For some individuals, engaging in everyday activities can become challenging or overwhelming due to a difficulty processing sensory input. Victoria can use a range of sensory approaches, as well as Ayres’ Sensory Integration Intervention to assess and address these sensory processing challenges.

Victoria has also provided training, supervision and led service development initiatives with members of staff.   

Qualifications

2018 - Postgraduate Certificate in Sensory Integration (PGCert), with Distinction, University of Ulster.

2010 - Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (BSc Hons), First Class, University of Northampton.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): OT61933.

Royal College of Occupational Therapists: BT0802005.

Sensory Integration Network: 28417187.

Specialisms

Adult Mental Health – complex trauma, personality disorders, interpersonal difficulties, childhood trauma, self harm. 

Sensory Processing across the Lifespan, Sensory Processing and Trauma.

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Occupational Therapy.

Ayres’ Sensory Integration approach.

 

Donna Gooding, Psychotherapist, The Purple House Clinic Leicester

Donna Gooding

Psychotherapist
BA (Hons), MSc, PGCert, PGDip

Expertise and Experience

Donna Gooding is a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist and is registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Donna qualified as a social worker in 2008 and initially worked with adoptive families and in the youth offending services.

Donna has 10 years of experience working in an NHS Child and Adolescence Mental Health Service (CAMHS); first working in a Primary Mental Health Team, before moving into a Specialist Eating Disorder Team.

Donna has extensive experience of clinical practice and working therapeutically with a variety of mental health presentations and concerns, and she has a strong appreciation of the impact difficulties can have on the individual and the wider family.

Donna offers systemic assessments and formulation which consider family interactional patterns/relationships, life scripts and the wider context including cultural considerations. This enables Donna to create specific therapeutic inventions in collaboration with young people and families.

Donna has a special interest in relationships and attachment and a deep understanding of the impact of context on a person’s life and relationships.

Donna has continued to extend her training and has an interest in Attachment Based Family Therapy and Non-Violent Resistant Therapy.

Donna offers systemic supervision.

Qualifications

2017 - Postgraduate certificate in evidence based supervision, University of Derby.

2013 - MSc Family and Systemic Psychotherapy, University of Leeds.

2012 - Postgraduate Diploma in Systemic Practice - Birkbeck, University of London.

2011 - Postgraduate Certificate in Systemic Practice - Birkbeck, University London.

2008 - BA (Hons) in Social Work, De Montfort University, Leicester.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Member of the Association of Family Therapists (AFT).

Specialisms

Relationships, attachment and relationship difficulties.

Eating disorders and associated difficulties.

Child and adolescent mental health - including anxiety, obsessions and compulsions, mood.

Behavioural concerns and parenting.

Bereavement and loss.

Transitions and life events - divorce, separation, moving away, blended families.

Gender and identity.

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Systemic Psychotherapy.

Narrative Therapy.

Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT).

Non-violent resistance therapy (NVR).

 
Dr Aashish Odedra, General Adult Psychiatrist, The Purple House Clinic Leicester

Dr Aashish Odedra

General Adult Psychiatrist
MUDr, MRCPsych

Expertise and Experience

Dr Odedra is a General Adult Psychiatrist with added endorsements in Liaison Psychiatry and Rehabilitation Psychiatry. He has experience of training in various sub-specialities from Forensic mental health, Old Age, and Child and Adolescent mental health services. Becoming a Consultant Psychiatrist in 2019, he continues to work in the NHS alongside his private practice.

Dr Odedra has experience of working with patients with a wide range of mental health presentations from acute to rehabilitation, providing assessment and treatment. Following a thorough initial assessment Dr Odedra will develop a care plan with the patient and their GP/ care provider.

Dr Odedra is able to recommend a treatment care plan, as well as initiate and monitor medications for a wide range of mental health presentations from anxiety, mood disorders to psychosis for example. This is done in collaboration with the patient’s GP. Psycho-education, psychological and lifestyle based psycho-therapeutic approaches will also be considered where appropriate.

He has experience of facilitating psycho-education groups for Bipolar affective disorders and Non-epileptic attack disorders. Dr Odedra has training experience in ECT/TMS. He also has been a tutor for medical students and junior doctors.

He also uses psychotherapeutic techniques including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural, and interpersonal based approaches to his work.

Qualifications

2019 - Certificate of completion of training (CCT) in General Adult Psychiatry, Liaison Psychiatry, Rehabilitation Psychiatry.

2016 - Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists.

2008 - MUDr. Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

General Medical Council: 7021771.

Royal College of Psychiatrists: 871188.

Medical Defence Union.

Specialisms

Assessment, medical treatment and monitoring of adults with mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder);

Neurotic and stress related disorders (anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD);

Somatisation disorders;

Psychosis (schizophrenia, schizoaffective);

Acute stress reactions;

Behavioural syndromes with physiological disturbances (physical illness);

Disorders of adult personality/ behaviours,;

Assessment of ADHD;

Assessment of ASD;

Medico-legal reports and assessments.

 

Educational and Child Psychologist, The Purple House Clinic, Leicester.

Dr Sarah Modi

Educational and Child Psychologist
BSc (Hons), App Ed and Child PsyD, CPsychol

Expertise and Experience

Dr Modi is an Associate Psychologist at Purple House Leicester. She is a Registered Educational and Child Psychologist and a Chartered Psychologist.

Dr Modi is experienced in working with children and young people from birth to 25 years of age. She has experience of working with parents/carers and within wider family contexts.

Dr Modi is able to provide assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of common psychological issues including social, emotional/behavioural and mental health difficulties, a range of learning needs, Autism Spectrum Conditions and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. She has experience of working with children and young people who have Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities in mainstream and specialist educational settings.

Dr Modi is able to offer assessment and intervention through consultation with parents/carers, educational, health and social care professionals. She is experienced in working with adults caring for children and young people with complex presentations and is skilled in eliciting children’s views applying a wide range of psychological approaches.

Dr Modi also has experience of delivering bespoke training packages to a range of professionals, whilst also offering psychoeducation input to parents/carers and adoptive parents. She is aware of the importance of adoption and how this changes the lives of children and families involved and whilst this can be an incredibly positive and rewarding experience for families, there can also be many unexpected challenges along the way, particularly for those children and young people with additional needs who may require different parenting.

Dr Modi is a warm, empathic, enthusiastic and dedicated practitioner who very much enjoys applying psychology in a holistic way to support children and young people. She has particular interests in relational approaches and interventions to enhance communication within relationships.

Dr Modi embodies a sense of hope and optimism, promoting the use of strengths based practice in order to support adults around the child or young person to feel empowered in order to bring about change.

Dr Modi is an accredited Lead Practitioner Trainer with Emotion Coaching UK and has adopted this work as a ‘way of being’, embedding this work as part of her everyday practice. She is also an accredited Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) guider with AVIGUK and is also trained in Level 1 Theraplay.

Prior to working in private practice, Dr Modi worked in a neighbouring Local Authority for 4 years as a qualified educational psychologist, including an additional three years’ experience working in three different Local Authorities whilst completing her doctoral training.

Dr Modi has published research within the field of Educational Psychology and has particular interests in the use of video to aid personal and professional development. She also has experience of co-leading, managing and evaluating a large scale Public Health Project in a neighbouring Local Authority.

Qualifications

2016 - Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology (App Ed and Child Psy D), The University of Birmingham.

2010 - Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology, The University of Northampton.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL33366.

British Psychological Society (BPS): 531732

Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP).

Accredited VIG guider with the Association for Video Interaction Guidance UK.

Lead Practitioner Trainer with Emotion Coaching UK.

Specialisms

Supporting children and young people who experience difficulties related to emotional and behavioural regulation using relational therapeutic approaches. 

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Emotion Coaching

Cognitive Behavioural Approaches

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Video Interaction Guidance (VIG)

Theraplay.

Mindfulness.

 

 

*** NEW Clinic Location ***

Our Leicester clinic has recently moved to a beautiful new premises on Upper New Walk (near to Victoria Park). Parking is available.

 

The Purple House Clinic

148 Upper New Walk

Leicester

LE1 7QA

call: 0116 326 6517

email: leicester@purplehouseclinic.co.uk


 

 

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Purple House Clinic Leicester1 week ago
Purple House Clinic Leicester is pleased to welcome Dr Sarah Modi to the Team. Sarah’s specialist interest is Video Interaction Guidance (VIG), this can help to enhance communication within any adult-child relationship.

VIG helps adults to reflect and consider ways of moving forward to further develop relationships.

VIG is a strengths based intervention, focusing on the things that adults are doing well, whilst also thinking about possible ways of extending these strengths to support adults moving forward.

Please see the following clip for more information:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRVaL_ZlxHs
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What is Video Interaction Guidance? (VIG)
We've created a whiteboard animation video explaining Video Interaction Guidance. Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) is a technique for improving communication...
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Purple House Clinic Leicester2 weeks ago
We recognise that mental health is under pressure now more than ever. Purple House Clinic Leicester is pleased to be able to offer clinic and online assessment and treatment. Contact our team for an appointment.
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Purple House Clinic Leicester1 month ago
What is Family Therapy? Donna Gooding, Purple House Family Therapist explains.

Family Therapy is also known as Systemic Psychotherapy and is a type of talking therapy. Family therapists work with families, couples, those in close relationships or with individuals.

Family Therapy aims to work with families to find ways to support each other, resolve conflict and help family members to communicate better with one another and recognise patterns of interaction.

Family therapy enables family members, couples and others who care about each other to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other's experiences and views, appreciate each other's needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives
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Today is World Mental Health Day 🌍
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Purple House Clinic Leicester2 months ago
Whilst we’ve come a long way in de-stigmatising mental health issues, I’m still frequently saddened when male clients express feelings of shame or weakness for seeking therapy. I always say that acknowledging a need and acting on it is the bravest thing you’ll do. Be brave, if you or your male friends are struggling encourage them to seek help.

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

The Purple House Clinic will remain open during national lockdown & regional restrictions.