Dr. Nicholas Wakefield, D.Clin.Psy (UK)

Clinical Psychologist

" I am passionate about helping people to build on their strengths and resilience so they can improve their quality of life."

With over 10 year’s experience in mental health services I have worked with a wide range of people who have varied psychological, emotional and interpersonal difficulties.  I strongly believe everyone has the ability to navigate life’s struggles but sometimes they need a light to guide them through the darkness. 

Each person has their own unique way of looking at and experiencing the world therefore what they need from a therapist can vary.  I bring a person-centred approach to therapy aiming to meet the needs of the client using integrated, evidence based therapeutic modalities at a pace suited to you.  The approaches I use range from skills based, directed techniques that focus on current and future coping, and building resilience, to therapeutic orientations that explore a person’s whole life history and help them to understand how they have arrived where they are today and how to make changes for the better.   

Expertise

  • Adult Mental Health
  • Anxiety
  • Mood disorders
  • Stress
  • Self-esteem
  • Anger
  • Trauma
  • Attachment issues
  • Psychosis
  • Personality Disorder
  • Complex Cases
  • Risk Assessment
  • Neuro-cognitive assessment

TOOLS

  • Mentalization Based Therapy
  • Schema Focused Therapy.
  • EMDR
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy,
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Individual and Group Therapy
  • Psychometric assessments
  • Personality Disorder Assessments (IPDE, SCID-II, PCLR)
  • Neuro-cognitive assessments.

Qualifications & memberships

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, D.Clin.Psy, University of Liverpool (UK)
  • Post Grad Cert Primary Care Mental Health, University of Manchester (UK)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)
  • Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Member Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP)
  • Registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Mentalization Based Treatment Qualified Practitioner – British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)