Clinical psychologists specialising in child and adolescent Clinical Psychology provide assessment and treatment for young people (0-18 years) experiencing distress and mental health difficulties including;
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Adjustment to physical illness
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Personal/family relationship difficulties
Attachment disorder or attachment difficulties
Emotional and behavioural difficulties
Eating difficulties and eating disorders
Child and Adolescent Psychologists work collaboratively with young people to understand their difficulties, to formulate what may be causing or contributing to their distress, to understand and hear their experiences and to use evidence based treatment models to help to create change.
As well as working directly with young people, Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologists also often work with parents and families- including offering parenting support, psychoeducation, couples therapy, and systemic family work.
DR JOY MACRAE
Clinical Psychologist BSC (Hons) DClinPsy, member of BPS DCP and HCP
Appointments with Joy are available by arrangement on Fridays between 1-8pm and Saturday mornings 9am-12 noon. Joy specialises in person centred and attachment based therapy, and will spend time building a trusting relationship, before using evidence based treatment models. Joy is trained in a variety of evidence based treatment models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) narrative therapy, Schema therapy and Dyadic Developmental (DDP) informed Practice (level 2 trained, currently in the process of accreditation under supervision).
ABOUT DR JOY MACRAE
Dr Joy Macrae is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, providing psychological therapy to young people and families. She also can complete cognitive and neurological assessments. She has a specialist interest in trauma and trauma treatment.
Joy gained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) from Exeter University in 2012. She is a member of the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), and a full member of both the British Psychological Society and the Division of Clinical Psychology. She has worked in mental health services for over a decade, and has worked in NHS CAMHS services, including working with children looked after, since 2009. She is experienced in delivering attachment based parenting courses, training and teaching. Joy does not operate a crisis management service. If you are acutely distressed and require immediate support please contact your GP, NHS 111, the Samaritans 08457 909090 or visit your local A&E department.
A NOTE FROM JOY
Coming to see a psychologist can seem daunting, especially if you are not used to talking about how you are feeling, or if you find it difficult to trust other people. It is a complete privilege to hear the stories of the young people and families that I am working with, and my first aim in therapy is to build trust and build a relationship with you- for me this is the most important, and most rewarding part of being a therapist. You might have lots of questions that you want to ask and that is fine too. I see change every day in my work, even in situations that can feel hopeless. The therapies that I use are evidence based, which mean that they have been scientifically studied in research studies and so we know they can be helpful. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
*Like with all other services at Cowan House, we must implement a 24 hour cancellation policy. Therefore if you do need to cancel please ring reception on 01934 643262. If cancellation does not take place within the 24 hours prior to the appointment time, we will be unable to give a refund.