Dr Dorothy Tait

Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Psychologist and Associate with 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:

  • MA (Hons) Degree in Psychology, University of Edinburgh
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions (PGCert), University of Surrey
  • Masters in Psychological Therapy (MSc), University of Dundee
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Edinburgh

I spend time individualising care to meet people‚Äôs needs in line with their specific difficulties and past experiences to create lasting change.  I strive to create a warm and compassionate environment for people so they feel they can open up, share and collaboratively work with me to reach their personal goals.  I help individuals to explore and understand why they are struggling in their lives / relationships and we work together to change any unhelpful patterns which are keeping them stuck. I will then help people to develop coping tools which aim to empower and build resilience to create a richer, fuller and more meaningful life.

I draw on a combination of evidence-based psychological therapies, including Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I also draw on my experience of working in the NHS for over 12 years, assessing, understanding and treating a breadth of diagnoses and psychological difficulties. I have worked in both community settings and psychiatric wards, predominantly with people experiencing complex and chronic mental health problems, including childhood trauma, interpersonal difficulties, eating disorders, severe anxiety, chronic depression, self-harm and suicidality.

Following my time in the NHS, I moved into private practice (Dr Dot Limited) where I have had the opportunity to help guide many people to turn their lives around and make huge changes via online and outdoor therapy.

I am a Schema Therapist working towards accreditation with the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST).

I am based in Scotland and offer therapy online.


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