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Here in Loughborough, our team of highly qualified and experienced Clinical Psychologists, Educational 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. Our beautiful clinic premises includes a dedicated child and family consulting room which, for our younger clients, has a playroom annexe. Referrals are accepted from individuals (self-referral or referral of a family member) and from organisations (e.g. solicitors, insurers, schools, employers). All enquiries are treated with the utmost confidentiality.

 

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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Psychologist Loughborough

Child Psychologists & Psychiatrists

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

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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

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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Consultation & Support

Our Psychologists offer consultation and support to 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

The Clinical Director of our Loughborough clinic is Clinical Psychologist, Dr Katie Morris. The Operations Director is Steven Stych, and our amazing Administrators are Lizzy Barber and Gill Van Ristell. Dr Morris is assisted in the delivery of clinical services by a team of highly qualified and experienced Psychologists. Trained to doctorate level, our Psychologists are experts in the assessment and treatment of psychological difficulties. Please click on the profiles below for further information:

Dr Katie Morris, Clinical Director, The Purple House Clinic

Dr Katie Morris

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

Expertise and Experience

Dr Morris is the Clinical Director of the Purple House Clinic. She is a Registered Clinical Psychologist (HCPC) and a Chartered Psychologist (BPS). Dr Morris 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 child behavioural problems.  She specialises in Child Psychology, Attachment, Trauma (PTSD) and working with adults with emotional/interpersonal problems linked to childhood. She is skilled in working with complex presentations including dissociative conditions. She has a Master's qualification in Applied Neuropsychology, providing her with additional skills in assessing and understanding the neuropsychological/ cognitive aspects of a person's functioning. Dr Morris utilises several therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Schema Therapy and Developmental Dyadic Psychotherapy. She is an accredited Schema Therapist and an accredited EMDR practitioner.

Prior to working in private practice, Dr Morris worked in the NHS for 9 years, including 4 years as a Specialist Clinical Psychologist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.  Dr Morris’ current role as Clinical Director is varied, involving both direct clinical work and many aspects of service development and management. She also undertakes training and consultancy with external agencies and clinical supervision.

Qualifications

2009 - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy.), University of Lincoln.

2007 - Masters of Science in Applied Neuropsychology (MSc.), with merit, University of Nottingham.

2002 - Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology (BSc. Hons.), first class, University of Essex.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL24309

British Psychological Society (BPS): 188866

International Society of Schema Therapists (ISST)

EMDR Association UK and Ireland

Specialisms

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

Attachment difficulties, including Looked After and Adopted Children.

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

Main Therapeutic Approaches

EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (Dr Morris is an accredited EMDR practitioner)

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Schema Therapy (Dr Morris is an accredited Schema Therapist)

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

 

Steven Stych, Operations Director, The Purple House Clinic Loughborough

Steven Stych

Operations Director
MA (Oxon), MA

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Lizzy Barber, Administrator, The Purple House Clinic Loughborough

Lizzy Barber

Clinic Administrator
The Purple House Clinic Loughborough

About

Lizzy has over 40 years' Administration and Finance experience in both Public and Private sector industries.

Lizzy's role at The Purple House Clinic Loughborough ensures the smooth running of the day-to-day business ensuring clients receive a professional, personal and helpful service.

Lizzy is professional and empathic and understands the needs of our clients and the need to make them feel listened to when they contact the clinic and at ease when they attend the clinic.

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, heath and safety, first aid etc.

 

Gill Van Ristell, Administrator, The Purple House Clinic Loughborough

Gill Van Ristell

Clinic Administrator
The Purple House Clinic Loughborough

About

Gill Van Ristell, RGN (ret.) joined our team in November 2017 bringing with her a plethora of skills from her many years of being a Registered Nurse both here in the UK and in Australia, as well as several years’ administrative experience within the NHS.

Gill offers a warm and friendly first contact at The Purple House Clinic, Loughborough. She is always ready with her listening ear and calm persona to help, assist and support you from your initial enquiry through registration and beyond.

Although always professional, organised and proficient, Gill will ensure she makes time for just ‘you’ when you arrive for your appointment.

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, heath and safety, first aid etc.

 

Dr Gina Campion, Clinical Psychologist

Dr Gina Campion

Clinical Psychologist
BA (Hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol

Expertise and Experience

Dr Campion is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and a Chartered Psychologist. She offers assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of common psychological issues including: depression, anxiety, obsessive/compulsive difficulties, trauma, and interpersonal difficulties.  She works with adults of all ages and has a special interest in the long-term effects of early relational trauma. She is experienced in working with difficulties relating to life stage transitions, trauma and loss. Dr Campion also has 8 year’s post-qualification experience in neuropsychological assessment of cognitive changes in later life, post-diagnostic support and rehabilitation, working with both individuals and families.

Dr Campion is an ACAT-accredited Practitioner in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). CAT is a time-limited, relational therapy based on an integration of cognitive and psychoanalytic ideas along with personal construct theory. She has also undertaken further training in Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural and Compassion-Focused Therapy and has recently completed Parts I and II of EMDR training (Richman EMDR Training).

Dr Campion has worked in the NHS for 14 years, including 8 years as a specialist in older adult psychology. In her current role she works across the adult age range and offers training and supervision to colleagues working in mental health.

Qualifications

2015 - Diploma in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (PGDip), Sheffield Hallam University.

2008 - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy.), Staffordshire and Keele University.

2001 - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Sciences (Psychology) (BA. Hons.), first class, Nottingham Trent University.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL03372

British Psychological Society (BPS): 98156

Specialisms

Adult and Older Adult Psychology (Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Personality Disorders, childhood trauma, interpersonal problems, bereavement and loss, cognitive problems in later life).

Main Therapeutic Approaches

EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (Dr Campion has completed Parts I, II and III of accredited EMDR training).

CAT - Cognitive Analytic Therapy.

 

Dr Jodie Goddard, Clinical Psychologist

Dr Jodie Goddard

Clinical Psychologist
BSc (Hons), DClinPsy

Expertise and Experience

Dr Jodie Goddard is a Registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She is experienced in working with clients across the lifespan; children, adolescents and adults.

Dr Goddard has experience of working therapeutically using an integrative psychological approach, drawing on aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Attachment Theory, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Systemic models, Behavioural Theory and Psychodynamic principles. She is also skilled in working systemically with couples, parents/carers and families.

Dr Goddard provides assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of emotional difficulties, including anxiety, depression, phobias, attachment difficulties, post-traumatic stress, chronic pain, trauma, obsessive/compulsive problems, adjustment difficulties, child behavioural problem, visible difference concerns and the psychological impact of illness and injury. She also has experience of providing therapeutic intervention for both children and adults who have Aspergers and/or ADHD.

Dr Goddard specialises in Child Psychology; working with children and young people who are experiencing psychological distress (associated with either mental health difficulties or physical health problems). She has particular experience in working with children and young people diagnosed with chronic and life-limiting physical health conditions. Dr Goddard is also experienced in working with children, young people and their carers who experience psychological trauma in response to illness and injury (including road traffic accidents and burn injuries). Dr Goddard is experienced in providing training, consultation, reflective practice and supervision to members of staff, and has completed Supervisor Training and Recognition training.

Currently, Dr Goddard works as a Clinical Psychologist in Birmingham’s Children’s Hospital, as well as part-time in private practice.

Qualifications

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

2006 - Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology (BSc Hons), upper second class, University of Leicester.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL31078

Specialisms

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

Paediatric Psychology (psychological impact of physical health and injury, feeding difficulties, chronic constipation, chronic pain and medically unexplained symptoms).

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Compassion Focused Therapy

Mindfulness

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

 

Dr Matthew Daniel, The Purple House Clinic, Loughborough

Dr Matthew Daniel

Clinical Psychologist
BA, BA (Hons) Psych, MSocSci. Psych, DClinPsy

Expertise and Experience

Dr Daniel is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society and the Health and Care Professions Council. He has over 10 years of experience working in mental health and hospital settings in the UK and South Africa. He currently works with clients that are experiencing mental health, emotional and family difficulties. He has experience of working with adolescents and adults. Dr Daniel has extensive expertise in assessment and therapeutic treatment including individual, couple, group work and consultation. He uses a range of different psychological approaches in his work including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR, Integrated Cognitive Therapy, and Schema Informed Cognitive Therapy.

He currently holds a part-time post in the NHS where he is working with young people and families. He has previously held an NHS post working with adults with common mental health problems. He was working in the private and state health system in South Africa prior to moving to the UK. His broad experience of working in different settings with different cultures has enabled him to gain a deeper understanding of psychological difficulties and an ability to work across cultural differences and contexts. In addition to his clinical work, Dr Daniel provides consultation, supervision and training and he has published material related to offending and psychometrics. His approach is very thorough and forward thinking and he has a specific interest in Affective Disorders.

Qualifications

2014 - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy), University of East Anglia, UK.

2009 – Master of Social Science in Psychology (Domestic Violence), University of Cape Town, South Africa.

2003 - BA Hons Psychology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

2001 - BA Psychology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL31686

British Psychological Society (BPS): 191537

British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP): 160013

Specialisms

Adolescent Psychology (Assessment and Formulation, Mood Disorders).

Adult Psychology (Affective Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Interpersonal / Relationship problems).

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

Integrated Cognitive Therapy.

EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (currently completing accreditation).

Schema Informed Cognitive Therapy.

 

Dr Lucy Redstone, Clinical Psychologist

Dr Lucy Redstone

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

Expertise and Experience

Dr Redstone is a Registered Clinical Psychologist. She has experience working across the lifespan - adults, children and adolescents.  Dr Redstone provides assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of common psychological issues including depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessive/compulsive problems, trauma, and child behavioural problems.  She specialises in Child Psychology, Attachment, and problems with emotional dysregulation.

Dr Redstone has undertaken extensive further training following qualification including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Compassion Focused Therapy and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP).  Recently she has completed a year-long training at Postgraduate diploma level to become a systemic family practitioner, strengthening her skills in working with families and parents.  Dr Redstone has also undertaken additional training in the assessment of Autism Spectrum Conditions.  Dr Redstone utilises several therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), DBT, DDP and systemic approaches.

In addition to working with Purple House, Dr Redstone has worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services for over 5 years and continues to work in a specialist service for young people with Eating Disorders.  Throughout her roles as a Clinical Psychologist she has worked both directly and indirectly to help families through training, supervision and consultancy work.

Qualifications

2017 - Post-Graduate Diploma in Systemic Family Practice, University of Manchester (awaiting award)

2011 - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy.), University of Lincoln.

2008 - Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Mental Health Practice, University of Lincoln.

2006 - Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology (BSc. Hons.), Sheffield Hallam University.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL26980

British Psychological Society (BPS) – graduate member: 238619

Specialisms

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

Attachment difficulties

Autism Spectrum Conditions

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)

Systemic Family Practice

 

Dr Emma Harper, Clinical Psychologist

Dr Emma Harper

Clinical Psychologist
BSc (Hons), DClinPsy

Expertise and Experience

Dr Harper is a Registered Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and Chartered with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Dr Harper works with clients of all ages; she has particular expertise in working with children and young people. Dr Harper provides assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of common psychological difficulties including depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and child behavioural problems.  Dr Harper is highly experienced in working with children and young people presenting with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and behavioural difficulties and/or co-morbid mental health difficulties. She also has a particular interest in working with individuals presenting with obsessive-compulsive difficulties (OCD).

Dr Harper utilises a range of therapeutic approaches but has particular expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Following qualification as a Clinical Psychologist, Dr Harper has undergone further training in the assessment of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and in the assessment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). She has also received further training in clinical supervision.

Prior to working in private practice, Dr Harper worked in the NHS for over 11 years, her most recent post being in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

Qualifications

2013 - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy.), University of Nottingham.

2005 - Foundation Certificate in Counselling Skills, Loughborough College.

2003 - Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology (BSc. Hons.), 2:1 University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL29399

British Psychological Society (BPS): 041637

Specialisms

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

Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and co-morbid mental health problems.

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

EMDR

 

Dr Alison Jones

Clinical Psychologist
BSc (Hons), Dip. Clinical Neuropsychology, DClinPsy, CPsychol

Expertise and Experience

Alison is an experienced Clinical Psychologist, having worked in the NHS for 13 years before moving into the private sector. She specialises in working with adults, young adults and teens, providing assessment and therapeutic interventions for a range of common psychological issues including depression, anxiety and stress. She has a special interest in working with physical health conditions which impact psychological functioning. She also has interests in the treatment of psychosexual and relationship problems and offers couple therapy.

Further to her doctorate training in Clinical Psychology, Alison has undergone additional professional training in neuropsychological assessment and neuro-rehabilitation. She has been the lead for neuropsychology in Barts Health NHS Trust service for HIV. Accordingly, she is able to integrate specialist assessment into her work aimed at understanding a person’s cognitive functioning, including developmental disorders and memory problems.

A warm, kind and empathetic practitioner, she uses a range of treatment approaches including CBT, systemic and psychodynamic therapies. Alison enjoys working with individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds and is sensitive to issues that relate to culture, gender and sexuality within her clinical work.

Alison offers teaching, training and supervision to mental health professionals.

Qualifications

2017 - Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology (Dip Clinical Neuropsychology), Glasgow University.

2010 - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy.), University of East London.

2002 - Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology and English (BSc. Hons.), University of Derby.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL26582

British Psychological Society (BPS): 143705

Specialisms

Systemic therapy (family/relationship issues)

CBT for mental health issues

Psychosexual therapy, couples therapy

Neuropsychological rehabilitation and assessment

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Systemic Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Behavioural Therapy

EMDR

 

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

2003 – Sheffield Medical School, MBChB.

2008 – Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

2016 – Certificate of Completion of Training.

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 Melita Housley, The Purple House Clinic, Clinical Psychologist, Loughborough

Dr Melita Housley

Clinical Psychologist
BSc (Hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol

Expertise and Experience

Dr Housley is a Registered Clinical Psychologist (HCPC) and a Chartered Psychologist (BPS). She is experienced in working with children, young people and adults. She provides assessment and therapeutic intervention for a range of common psychological issues including depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessive/compulsive problems, trauma, and child behavioural problems. Dr Housley has specialist skills in child and adolescent mental health, developmental trauma and attachment. She draws upon several psychological models in her work, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and family/systemic therapies and psychodynamic/psychoanalytic ideas. Dr Housley has completed additional post-qualification training in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). Dr Housley has also completed the STAR clinical supervision training provided by the University of Leicester.

Dr Housley has worked in the NHS for over 14 years. She currently holds a permanent Specialist Clinical Psychologist NHS post working with children and young people who are in care. Dr Housley has previously worked with children and young people with a variety of difficulties including anxiety, anger and low mood. Additionally, she has worked with adults with PTSD following a single event trauma.

Qualifications

2012 - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy.), Staffordshire University.

2001 - Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology (BSc. Hons.), 2:1, University of Derby.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL27963

British Psychological Society (BPS): 171331

Specialisms

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

Attachment difficulties, including Looked After and Adopted Children.

Adult Psychology (anxiety, depression, childhood trauma).

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)

 

Dr Nazia Taj, Clinical Psychologist, The Purple House Clinic Loughborough

Dr Nazia Taj

Clinical Psychologist
BSc (Hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol

Expertise and Experience

Dr Taj is a Registered Clinical Psychologist (HCPC) and Chartered Psychologist (BPS). She has worked with clients across the lifespan, since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in 2005. This includes working with children, families, adults and older adults. Dr Taj has experience working with a range of psychological difficulties including trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis, phobias, attachment difficulties, autism, ADHD, relationship difficulties and personality disorders. Dr Taj has undertaken further training in the assessment of Autistic Spectrum Conditions.

Dr Taj is able to draw upon a range of therapeutic approaches to meet the needs of the client. This includes using cognitive behavioural approaches, systemic family therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness-based approaches in her practice.

Qualifications

2007 - University of Derby, Advanced Diploma in Systemic Practice and Family Therapy.

2005 - University of Leicester, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy).

2001 - University of Derby, Postgraduate Diploma in Health Psychology.

1998 - University of Derby, BSc (Hons) Psychology, 2.1.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL21812

British Psychological Society (BPS): 126451

Specialisms

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

Autism and ADHD in Children.

Adult Mental Health Problems.

Bipolar Disorder.

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness Based Approaches.

Systemic Family Therapy.

 

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 (PYL25357).

British Psychological Society (083460).

Specialisms

Specific learning difficulties – dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD.

Social, emotional, behavioural difficulties.

Autistic Spectrum Disorders - ASD.

 

 

 

 

Our Clinic Location

Our dedicated clinic premises is conveniently located in the village of Hathern, near Loughborough (Leicestershire) and close to the borders of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, just 10 minutes drive from the M1. There is plenty of free onsite parking.

The Purple House Clinic

Viking Court

off Shepshed Road

Hathern

Loughborough

Leicestershire

LE12 5LZ

call: 01509 816693

email: info@purplehouseclinic.co.uk

 

 

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