Dr Sue Forrest: Chartered Clinical Psychologist / Affiliate Member of the British Psychological Society
I have been working in the NHS for the last 15 years meeting with people who have had different struggles in their life. These may have started in childhood, or developed in adulthood. My role in the first instance has been to listen, empathise, and let someone know that I have heard their story. After that we make sense of these experiences, and find other more helpful ways to manage and move forward.
I have worked with people who have a range of difficulties including anxiety (like agoraphobia, social phobia, panic attacks, OCD), work-related stress, shame-based problem, depression, bereavement, adjustment and transition difficulties, bipolar affective disorder, and low self-esteem. I have a special interest in providing therapy to people who have experienced specific traumas. This includes road traffic or work-related accidents, domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood abuse. I also work with war-related trauma either with Veterans or people who have lived in war-torn areas. People who suffer with PTSD often experience other difficulties including increased irritability or aggression, withdrawal from the outside world, depression and heightened anxiety. Together, we are able to find a way to help you manage these difficulties so that you are able to regain control in your life.
Dr Elsa Murphy: Chartered Clinical Psychologist
I have worked in mental health settings for the last 15 years and am currently based in a community team in the NHS. My work has taught me that anyone of us can experience mental distress at any point in our lives. There is real value in seeking help. It may seem difficult at first, but it can bring clarity and understanding to complex situations.
I have experience in offering therapy for a wide range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment difficulties and conflicts in relationships. My area of expertise is in working with people who have longer-term mental health issues, including psychosis and bi-polar affective depression and their families.