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Dr Louise Pearson

BSc(Hons) ClinPSyD CPsychol

Louise is both a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. She has worked in the NHS for 20 years in a range of settings, and the past 13 of these have been spent developing expertise in working psychologically with people diagnosed with severe and enduring mental health problems, notably psychosis and personality disorders. In addition, Louise has worked with people experiencing more common difficulties with anxiety and depression.

Louise has a specialist interest in trauma and post-traumatic stress and is trained to deliver the evidence based trauma treatment Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR). This is in addition to the range of interventions she studied in her clinical psychology training and her subsequent qualifications in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), a form of CBT designed to work across a range of difficulties.

Louise has extensive links with regional Clinical and Forensic Psychology professional training courses at the Universities of Birmingham, Coventry and Nottingham. She has taught on a range of courses, passing on the benefit of her experience to the next generation of psychologists. In addition, she also has extensive experience of supervising trainee and qualified psychologists as well as other healthcare professionals including nursing staff and multi-disciplinary teams.

Due to her experience in forensic mental health care, Louise has acted as an expert witness in criminal cases, advising the court on issues including risk assessment, personality disorder, mental illness, trauma, and offending behaviour.

Louise is proud to bring her passion for therapeutic change to Think Psychology.

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