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Dr Dorothy Tait

Clinical Psychologist
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What I can help with

  • Anxiety
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Sleep
  • Anger
  • Social Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Health Anxiety
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-esteem
  • Relationships
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Grief and Bereavement

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Mindfulness Stress Reduction
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Person Centred Therapy
  • Systemic Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy


Dr Dorothy Tait has over a decade of experience in the NHS assessing, understanding and treating a breadth of diagnoses and psychological difficulties, ranging from mild to complex, in various adult mental health settings around the UK. She has worked in both community settings and psychiatric wards with people experiencing complex and chronic mental health problems, including childhood trauma, interpersonal difficulties, hearing voices, difficulties with emotional regulation, self-harm and suicidality.


Dot also has extensive experience working with people who have eating problems, including anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, body image and weight management issues. She has particular interests in anxiety/panic and low mood/depression presentations, shyness/social anxiety, burnout, trauma and grief. Dot is highly qualified with an Honours Degree in Psychology (MA Hons) and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), both from the University of Edinburgh, alongside a Masters in Psychological Therapy from the University of Dundee. Alongside delivering therapy remotely (over telephone and online video calls), Dot also delivers therapy face-to-face in the outdoors around Scotland. She holds accreditation with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Dot believes that there is not a “one-size fits all” when it comes to thinking about improving and maintaining our mental health. She spends time to individualise care to meet your needs in line with your specific difficulties and experiences to create lasting change. She draws on a combination of evidence-based psychological therapies, including Schema Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Her goal is to provide you with a warm, compassionate and non-judgmental environment so you feel safe to collaboratively work on your difficulties together.