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Dr Rebecca Shirley

Clinical Psychologist
DClinPsy, BSc (Hons)
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What I can help with

  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Other Anxiety Disorders
  • Health Anxiety
  • Sleep
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Psychosis
  • Perfectionism
  • Addiction
  • Personality disorders
  • Relationships
  • Women's Health
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Couple Work
  • Family

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Couples Therapy


Rebecca is a compassionate, thoughtful and warm therapist who aims to create a safe, non-judgemental, and collaborative therapy space. Rebecca offers both short and longer term therapy and uses an integrative approach. This means she works flexibly alongside an individual to tailor the therapy to best fit their needs, preferences and current circumstances.

Across therapy Rebecca seeks to help individuals make sense of and better manage their difficulties; move towards their personal goals; and ultimately feel more empowered and able to live a fulfilling and meaningful life in line with their strengths and values.

The main therapeutic approaches she draws on include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness.


Rebecca is a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience providing psychological support to individuals using a compassionate, individual led approach. Rebecca has experience helping adults, children and adolescents, couples and families with various difficulties from mild to severe across a range of services (NHS and private) and contexts (from community to inpatient). This includes low mood, anxiety (e.g. worry, OCD, phobias), low self-esteem, stress, difficulties managing emotions, relationship issues, identity issues, trauma and psychosis.

Rebecca completed her clinical doctoral training (DClinPsy) at University College London (UCL) and is completing further training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapyfor Psychosis (PgDip) at Kings College London. Rebecca currently works as a Senior Clinical Psychologist for a community team in Oxleas NHS Trust supportingindividuals experiencing psychosis.

Rebecca’s particular areas of interest include helping those with unusual and confusing experiences (such as hearing voices, feeling paranoid or having bizarre and distressing beliefs) as well as supporting those during the perinatal period.

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