Dr Lucy Stirling
Clinical Psychologist/Clinical Director
What I can help with
- Long term health conditions
- Grief and Bereavement
- Health Anxiety
- Life Changes
- Chronic Pain
- Other Anxiety Disorders
- Adjustment Disorder
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Compassion Focused Therapy
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
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.
Lucy is a clinical psychologist with over 15 years 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. Throughout her NHS career, Lucy also provided private therapy for people across the age span, with a range of psychological and emotional 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.
Specialist interests and additional qualifications
- Health psychology; integrating mind and body