//Natalie Roberts
Natalie Roberts2018-02-10T18:44:27+00:00

Dr Natalie Roberts, BSc (Hons), Dip. Psych., D. Clin. Psych.

Chartered Clinical Psychologist 

Core Training

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Social Biology , King Alfred’s College, Winchester.
Post-graduate Diploma in Psychology (conversion for post-graduates), The Open University
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psychol), University of Southampton

Further Training

3Di – The Developmental, Dimensional and Diagnostic Interview. Institute of Child Health, UCL. Autism Assessment. 2007.
Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and ADOS-2 Update. Hogrefe. 2012
Accredited ADOS trainer. Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, 2017.
ACT Experiential training with skills. Mindfulness Training Ltd. 2014.
Advanced ACT Training. Russ Harris. Contextual Consulting. 2015.
Clinical Uses of the Parent Developmental Interview. Anna Freud Centre. 2015.
Post-Graduate Certificate in Supervision for Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Treatments. University of Reading. 2015.
Trauma-Focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. University of Reading. 2015.
The Incredible Years: Parent group leader certified training. Webster-Stratton. 2015.
Advanced ACT: ACT II. Stephen Hayes. Contextual Consulting. 2016.
Using ACT in clinical supervision. Martin Wilks. Contextual Consulting. 2016.
ACT for young people: The Thriving Adolescent. Louise Hayes. Contextual Consulting. 2017.

Registration

Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).
Chartered Clinical Psychologist (C.Psychol), British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Division of Clinical Psychology.
Member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.

Clinical Experience

My absolute passion and area of speciality is working with children, young people and their families across the broad range of mental health areas that affect children and young people.

I have worked in NHS specialist child and adolescent mental health services since 1999, working in community and in-patient settings. Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in 2006, from the University of Southampton, I have worked in an NHS specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. I have gained experience and expertise in working with a wide range of mental health issues of varying severity and complexity.  My experience and expertise includes assessment and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism and ADHD.

I also provide clinical supervision and have a post-graduate certificate in clinical supervision from the University of Reading.

I use a range of evidence-based psychological therapies to suit the needs of each individual.  Because my work is with children and adolescents, I include developmental models as well as parenting and family-based approaches to develop a shared understanding of the unique picture for every person. My main evidence-based therapeutic approaches include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Parenting, Trauma-focused CBT and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills. I provide psychological therapy for a wide range of mental health problems such as:

Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Social Anxiety
Separation anxiety
Phobias, both single and complex such as emetophobia (fear of vomiting), which can affect people in many ways.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Panic disorder, with or without agoraphobia
Health anxiety
CBT for young people with autism experiencing anxiety or depression
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for single events (road traffic accidents, assault) or multiple traumas (including childhood abuse, bullying, being witness to domestic violence)
Traumatic bereavement/complex grief
Depression
Self-harm
Low self-esteem
Parenting

I contribute to the diagnostic assessment of autism service. I am also an accredited trainer in the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – 2 (ADOS-2).

Clinic Location

I work in Rownhams, Southampton and Winchester.

Between 21st Dec and 2nd Jan we are operating a limited service so response times are likely to be longer than usual. If you need urgent help please contact your GP, the Samaritans (116123) or attend your local A&E department