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Dr Helen McCarthy

Professional Description:

Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Visiting Research Fellow, University of Bristol


B.Sc., D.Phil., Dip.Clin.Psychol.

Litfield House Medical Centre
1 Litfield Place
Clifton Down
Alternate Address:
Cyncoed Consulting Rooms
Cyncoed Medical Centre
Dartington Drive
CF23 8SQ
Area of work:

Bristol & Cardiff


Clinical Psychology Adult Mental Health assessments of people aged 18 and over including:

1. Assessment of psychological aspects of personal injury including those following accidents, industrial injuries, major incidents and assault.

2. Assessment of the psychological impact of medical negligence.

3. Assessment of psychological aspects of trauma including complex trauma following physical, sexual and emotional abuse in childhood or adulthood.

4. Psychological assessment of adults with mental health problems including personality functioning and complex and longstanding mental health problems but excluding forensic cases.

I have 30 years’ experience of providing individual psychological assessment, diagnosis and therapy to adults experiencing a wide range of psychological disorders including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, eating disorders, and adjustment disorder.

I have particular expertise in the assessment and treatment of psychological trauma. I am an Accredited Practitioner with the EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Association (UK and Ireland).

I am experienced in using a range of psychological tests and diagnostic instruments, for the purpose of assessing IQ, personality functioning and mental health.

I have attended the Bond Solon Excellence in Report Writing Written Evidence course and the Expert Witness Institute Confidence in the Courtroom workshop.


Doctorate and NHS Postgraduate Clinical Psychology Training, Bond Solon Excellence in Report Writing Written Evidence course, Confidence in the Courtroom EWI workshop


British Psychological Society (22245), Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society

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