Dr Lindsay Walker

BSc (Hons), MSc, D.Clin.Psychol, CPsychol

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

CBT, EMDR, ACT & DBT

About Me

As a Clinical Psychologist I am passionate about working with people to address their emotional and mental health difficulties and to achieve their treatment goals.  I have a particular interest in working with trauma, anxiety disorders, and addictions and as such these are my main areas of expertise.

In addition to working privately, I also worked in an NHS Addictions Service until recently, predominantly with alcohol and illicit drugs, and as a result much of my work was with people with complex mental health needs who have experienced single or multiple traumas, abuse, domestic violence, low self-esteem, anxiety disorders, self-harm, depression or personality disorder in addition to misusing substances as a way to cope with their difficulties.

My Clinical Experience

I have been working in the NHS since 2006 and prior to this worked for the NSW Department of Health in Australia for several years.  My training and experiences have enabled me to work with individuals across the lifespan presenting with a wide range of difficulties and needs.  In particular I have spent time working within various addiction services, forensic services, the child and family courts, individuals in hospital with physical and mental health needs – notably within the spinal unit and oncology, child and adolescent mental health services, and with older adults presenting with dementia.  These rich experiences have enabled me to grow as a clinician and appreciate a range of human experience whilst utilising people’s own motivation and strengths to achieve change. I work closely with individuals to build a therapeutic relationship to achieve outcomes identified by them.

Therapeutic Approaches

I draw from evidence based approaches and tailor therapy to the needs of the individual. I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) in my work.

I provide psychological therapy for a wide range of mental health difficulties:

  • Addictions
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – ranging from single event trauma to exposure to multiple traumas.
  • Trauma following childbirth
  • Anxiety and Mood Disorders
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Low self esteem
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorder
  • Emotion regulation difficulties

I am also available as a clinical supervisor and very much enjoy supervising other professionals.

Core Training

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psychol), University of Southampton

MSc Forensic Psychology, University of Surrey

BSc (Hons) Psychology, Cardiff University

Further Training

ACT Bootcamp with Dr Joseph Oliver

Richman EMDR Training, Levels 1, 2, 3,

Compassion and Wellbeing Conference, Dorset Healthcare NHS Trust,

Clinical Supervisors’ Workshops 1 & 2, University of Southampton,

Clinical Supervisors’ Workshop, University of Exeter,

Trauma Workshop, Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre,

Wellbeing in the Military, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, BPS

Professional 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 EMDR Association UK & Ireland

Publication

Maio, GR, Olson, JM, Allen, LJ & Bernard, MM (2001). Addressing discrepancies between values and behaviour: the motivating effect of reasons. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 37, 104-117.