Dr Olivia Southwell

Clinical Psychologist

Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Associate with the Schema Therapy School UK Ltd.

I am a chartered clinical psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and I am a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

My qualifications are:

  • BA Hons Psychology Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psych) University of Manchester

I am an accredited Schema Therapist and registered with the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST).

I have worked in the NHS for over 15 years and am currently working as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist developing services in primary care for people with difficulties associated with personality disorder.

Through my experience in the NHS I have worked in a range of settings offering psychology services to people with a range of mental health difficulties. Since 2014 I have worked predominantly with people experiencing long standing interpersonal difficulties and emotional distress.

The main therapeutic approaches I draw from are Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT).  I like to work with individuals to help them understand how past life experiences impact the present and use this understanding to develop the skills to bring about meaningful change.

I am based in Surrey and currently available to offer appointments online and face to face in a central Reigate location.


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