Steve Lilley

Dr Steve Lilley

Clinical Psychologist

 (C.Psychol., AFBPsS, D.Clin.Psy., PG Dip., BSc. Hons.)


Expertise and Experience

Dr Lilley is an experienced Clinical Psychologist registered with Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a Chartered Psychologist, and Associate Fellow, of the British Psychological Society (BPS).  He works primarily with adults of working age and has particular experience and expertise in PTSD/complex trauma, personality difficulties, persistent relationship problems, depression and anxiety disorders, including those that are longstanding and complex.  He also specialises in medico-legal assessments for the courts on matters of mental health and forensic risk.

Dr Lilley is trained in several therapeutic approaches.  He has a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), and uses CAT and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as his main therapeutic models.  He is also a Dialectical Behaviour Therapist (DBT) and an experience practitioner in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Prior to working in private practice, Dr Lilley worked in the NHS for 10 years, including forensic high secure services and community mental health.  He has also worked for 4 years as Consultant Clinical Psychologist and the Midlands Regional Head of Psychology for one of the UK’s largest independent sector providers of secure mental health services.


2011       Postgraduate Diploma (PG. Dip.) in Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Sheffield Hallam University

2005       Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy.), University of Sheffield.

2000       Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology (BSc. Hons.), first class, Loughborough University.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC; PYL17112)

British Psychological Society (BPS; 90286)

Associate for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT)


Adult mental health (PTSD, personality disorders, childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, interpersonal difficulties)

Medico-legal assessments (personal injury, clinical negligence, forensic, family care proceedings)

Main Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR)

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)