Clinical Psychology

love-clinical-psychologyThere are many sorts of difficulties for which Clinical Psychology can be helpful. For example:

  • Anxiety and panic attacks;
  • Phobias;
  • Post traumatic stress disorder;
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder;
  • Eating disorders;
  • Grief and bereavement;
  • Chronic pain;
  • Insomnia;
  • Psychosexual problems;
  • Distress associated with physical health problems and School problems.

There may also be other issues which are not on this list.

Our Clinical Psychologist, Rosalind Coon, is registered with the Health Care Professions Council as an Educational Psychologist and as a Clinical Psychologist. She is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. She works with children and adolescents, their families and schools.

After teaching for two years, she qualified in 1996 as an Educational Psychologist. For 9 years she worked to support schools and families to assess and meet the needs of children from birth to 19 who were experiencing social, emotional, behavioural or learning difficulties and supporting those with physical or sensory disabilities.

Ros has worked as a Clinical Psychologist within the NHS since 2005, both in a child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) and in a child development centre (CDC). She has experience of helping young people around low mood, anxiety, self harm, difficulties with eating, school attendance, and family conflict.

She has supported young people with learning or developmental difficulties (eg Autistic spectrum condition) and health difficulties (eg diabetes). She finds it particularly rewarding to work with young people to overcome anxiety, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder or the effects of trauma.

She has completed post qualification training in family and systemic therapy, in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and in solution focused brief therapy. She has a particular interest in Mindfulness and is qualified to teach Mindfulness as a way of reducing stress and low mood.

She teaches on the Doctorate training courses in Clinical and Educational Psychology at Manchester and Leeds Universities.

As a mother of 3, she recognizes the challenges of raising children to become confident, happy and independent individuals. She aims to support families to get things back on track in the early stages using brief interventions, or can offer more specialist assessment and therapy.