Lindsey Wood is a passionate and dedicated clinical psychologist with 10 years of post-qualification experience working both within the NHS and privately. She has chartered status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is also registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Lindsey is qualified to work with physical health and emotional needs across the lifespan. However, she has specialised in working with children, adolescents and families. In particular, she has developed specialist skills in relation to working with young people and their families (or carers) around the impact of loss and trauma, attachment difficulties and chronic physical health difficulties. Lindsey is also experienced in undertaking cognitive assessments.
Within the NHS, Lindsey has worked in a CAMHS team, a specialist team working with adopted and fostered children, at the Royal Marsden Hospital with children and adults with a cancer diagnosis, a specialist trauma service for adults, and a specialist team undertaking court assessments with children and families. Outside of the NHS, Lindsey has worked for an adoption agency, an agency supporting families where a child has experienced a brain injury, and also for a childhood bereavement charity.
Lindsey works in an integrative way, which means she draws upon a number of different therapeutic ideas and techniques (e.g. cognitive-behavioural therapy, narrative, systemic and attachment), and adapts her therapeutic style to best fit for each child, young person and family she works with. This considers the neuropsychological and physical needs of each family member. Lindsey has had specialist training in treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (i.e. EMDR, TF-CBT, and NET), and has experience of using these approaches with both children and adults. Above all, Lindsey aims to build a warm, non-judgemental and safe space to explore any difficulties and potential solutions and is passionate about working in a collaborative way.
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology: Royal Holloway, University of London 2007
MSc Health Psychology: University of Bath 2003
BSc (Hons) Psychology: University of Warwick 2002
Wood, L., Byram, V., Gosling, A.S., & Stokes J. (2012). Continuing Bonds after Suicide Bereavement in Childhood. Death Studies, 36.