Dr Jacinta Murphy-O’Sullivan
I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Care and Professionals Council (HCPC). I completed my Doctorate at the University of Surrey where I gained the knowledge and skills to support individuals and their families with a variety of psychological difficulties across the lifespan.
As a Clinical Psychologist I am trained in a variety of models which I typically use in an integrative manner, which means I take the skills and tools from a variety of modes to create a bespoke and individualised therapy experience targeted specifically at your needs. The main therapy modes I draw on are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Systemic Therapy. I am also informed by Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Schema Therapy.
Within my NHS role I am a Specialist Clinical Psychologist working with individuals in a forensic mental health setting – here I work with co-morbid presentations, where individuals have more than one mental health condition and complex needs.
I recognise that sharing your worries and concerns with a stranger can feel like a daunting experience and the idea of ‘getting help’ can come with a lot of reservations. I meet my clients in a collaborative place – we work together to understand what might be happening. My clients are the experts of their own experience and I aim to bring the skills and knowledge to navigate through arising difficulties. I value approaching my clients with transparency and authenticity.
I can support with a variety of psychological needs/difficulties or mental health conditions. The usual first step is to arrange a time which suits you for an initial psychological assessment. At this appointment you will have the opportunity to discuss your main needs, difficulties and goals and if appropriate I can help to identify how these might be met through psychological therapy. You will also be able to ask any questions you might have about how therapy works.