Dr Barbara Phillips

BSc (Hons), PGDip, MSc, PsychD, CPsychol.

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

CBT, Psychodynamic Therapy

Core Training

BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Southampton (1998).

MSc Health Psychology, University of Southampton (2001).

Certificate in Counselling Skills, Eastleigh College (2002).

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsychD Clin), University of Surrey (2006).

Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy for Severe Mental Health Problems, University of Surrey (2012).

Further Training

Emotion Regulation Treatment, Psychological Therapies Training (2007).

CBT for Inpatient and Crisis Settings, BABCP (2008).

Supervisors’ Workshop, University of Southampton (2009).

Schema Focused Approach Workshop, University of Southampton (2009).

Introductory lectures, Institute of Psychoanalysis (2009).

Foundation Course, Institute of Psychoanalysis (2010).

Teaching Clients to use Mindfulness Skills, British Psychological Society (2010).

An Introduction to Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Autism Diagnostic Research Centre (2010).

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (8 week course), Rowans Hospice (2011).

CBT for Borderline Personality Disorder, University of Southampton (2012).

CBT for Physical Health Problems, BABCP (2012).

IAPT Supervision Training, University of Southampton (2013).

Compassion Focused Therapy for disrupted childhood attachments and traumatic experiences, BABCP (2014).

Working with Resilience, BABCP (2017)

CBT for OCD, BABCP (2018)

CBT for GAD, BABCP (2018)

Regulating Emotions in the DBT Way, BABCP (2019)


Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Health Professionals Council (HCPC).

Chartered Clinical Psychologist (C.Psychol), British Psychological Society (BPS) and member of the Division of Clinical Psychology.

Accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist, British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP).

Clinical Experience

I completed my core Clinical Psychology doctorate training in 2006.  This was a broad training which comprised of working with people across the age range (children, adolescents and their families, adults, older adults and people with learning disabilities) with a variety of mental health difficulties.  Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist I have worked in a number of different settings including an Adolescent Outpatient Service, a Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team, a PsychoSocial Interventions for Psychosis Service, an IAPT Service and a Psychological Therapies Service.  I have worked for Solent NHS Trust, Southern Health NHS Trust and Dorset Healthcare NHS Trust.

I have gained experience of working with people with mild, moderate and severe mental health problems.  These included but were not limited to:

  • Anxiety disorders including generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, agoraphobia, phobias and obsessive compulsive disorder.
  • Difficulty coping with emotions.
  • Traumatic experiences and Post Traumatic Disorder.
  • Psychosis/experiences of hearing or seeing things others do not and holding unusual beliefs.
  • Self harming behaviours
  • Eating difficulties including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and body image issues.
  • Relationship difficulties.

How I work

In my experience, many people come to therapy because they know something is wrong and are struggling with something but they are not always sure what it is or how to solve the problem.  Sometimes people can’t do the things they want to do or have stopped doing things they used to do, such as going out and seeing other people, or perhaps they no longer want to go to school or work.

My approach is to help the person to come to a greater understanding of what might be troubling them and how they might have found themselves in this position.  Together we try and work out what that person can do differently to help solve their problems.  This might involve trying something new or learning to think in a different way.

I predominantly work from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy perspective; however I also draw upon principles of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness and Psychodynamic theory.  My work is entirely client led, at the pace of the client, working collaboratively to find the best approach.

Clinic Location

I work in Rownhams, Southampton and Lymington.