Dr Lucy Stirling

Clinical Psychologist/Clinical Director

BSc (Hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol

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We all aspire to live a life that we can enjoy; one in which we are able to make and maintain strong connections with others, and where we feel valued and comfortably challenged to expand our experience and knowledge. But all too easily, life events and negative thoughts and feelings push us into making choices that take us away from what is important to us. Drawing on her extensive training in evidence-based talking therapies and many years in clinical practice, Lucy takes an individualised approach to help people to make sense of, and skillfully manage, their inner experiences. This enables them to refocus on what is important to them and take meaningful action.

What I can help with

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Long term health conditions
  • Bereavement
  • Health Anxiety
  • Life Changes
  • Relationships
  • Chronic Pain
  • Other Anxiety Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Self-esteem
  • Confidence


Lucy is a clinical psychologist with over a decade of experience working with adults, children and young people, individually and in couples, families and groups, in the NHS and private practice. She is a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and has Chartered Practitioner Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Lucy completed her clinical training in 2006 at the Salomons Institute for Applied Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University, and went on to work for South London and Maudsley, and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundations Trusts before becoming a Clinical Director at HelloSelf in autumn 2019. For over 10 years, alongside her NHS practice, Lucy has provided private therapy for people across the age span and with a range of psychological difficulties.

Lucy is highly qualified with an honours degree in Experimental Psychology (BSc Hons), a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) and considerable additional post-graduate training, including evidence-based psychotherapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mentalisation-Based Treatment (MBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). She has also undertaken training in couples therapy and multi-family group therapy and has a lot of experience and training in mindfulness.

About me

Lucy has over 10 years experience working with people of all ages. She has particular expertise in managing physical conditions and is interested in the connection between the mind and body.




  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Mentalisation Based Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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