Philippa East

Dr Philippa East

Clinical Psychologist

 (C.Psychol., D.Clin.Psy., BA Hons., BABCP Accredited)


Expertise and Experience

Dr Philippa East is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist based in Sleaford, central Lincolnshire. She provides assessment and treatment for a wide range of psychological difficulties including depression, anxiety, phobias, OCD and personality disorder. Dr East has a special interest in working with PTSD / trauma (including the impact of childhood abuse) and eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and mixed presentations). She is used to working with complex difficulties including dissociative conditions. Dr East is an accredited cognitive behavioural (CBT) therapist. She is also fully trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and draws on Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Schema Therapy to provide an integrative approach. Dr East mainly works with adults (aged 17+) on a one-to-one basis. Dr East also offers training, consultation and supervision.

Dr East has previously worked for over 10 years in the NHS, in London and Lincolnshire. She has trained and worked at the internationally-renowned Maudsley Eating Disorder Service, and has also worked in specialist services for psychosis and complex trauma. In her most recent NHS role she worked with adults with enduring and complex presentations, typically related to childhood abuse and adversity.


2007- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy.), Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London.

2003- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology & Philosophy (BA. Hons.), first class, Oxford University.

Professional Registrations & Memberships

Health and Care Professionals Council (PYL04829)

British Psychological Society (154014)

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

EMDR Association UK and Ireland


Adult Psychology (Eating Disorders, Trauma / PTSD, Impact of childhood abuse and neglect, Personality Disorders, Psychosis)

Main Therapeutic Approaches

EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Dr East is an accredited CBT practitioner)

Cognitive Analytic Therapy

Schema Therapy