Clinical Psychologist

As science practitioners, clinical psychologists aim to reduce psychological distress and to enhance and promote psychological well-being by the systematic application of knowledge derived from psychological theory (British Psychological Society, 2010).

I am a Clinical Psychologist with 18 years experience in the NHS in secondary care adult mental health services in Wiltshire. I am experienced in providing psychological therapy to individuals, couples and families presenting with a wide range of distressing feelings, including mood problems and the impact of childhood trauma. I have a particular interest in postnatal difficulties, eating disorders, relationship difficulties and the impact of feelings of shame.

I have a First in Psychology from the University of the West of England and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Plymouth. In addition to using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), I have further training in a range of therapeutic approaches including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), systemic family therapy (SFT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

I am committed to helping each person that I work with to understand their experiences and make the changes necessary to achieve a positive and fulfilling life.

What sort of issues can a Psychologist help with?

  • Stress-related problems
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Shame
  • Abuse issues
  • Trauma
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Eating disorders
  • OCD
  • Phobias
  • Postnatal difficulties
  • Bereavement
I have professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the regulatory body for Practitioner Psychologists, and undertake regular continuing professional development to ensure safe and effective practice.

Dr Sharon Harvey DClinPsy BSc(Hons)