Dr Shona Yates: Psychology

Dr Shona Yates

Central Clinical Psychology


  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Applied Relaxation
  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Behavioural Activation (BA)
  • CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa (CBT-BN)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Trauma focused CBT

About me

Dr Yates has worked for more than 10 years as a Clinical Psychologist within busy NHS services. Much of this time has been spent treating and supporting adults who are experiencing psychological difficulties such as depression and anxiety that are interfering with their lives and making it difficult to function day to day.

Having held positions as Principal Clinical Psychologist within Pain Management, Rheumatology and Weight Management services Dr Yates has particular experience supporting people who are adjusting to living with long term health conditions and providing psychological treatment for people who have complex medical or health related issues. This has given her insight into the multiple challenges that people can face and recognition of the importance of restoring psychological well-being to enable people to live life in a way that is valued and meaningful.

Areas of interest

Adults; anxiety; panic; stress; phobias; depression; low mood; low self esteem; adjustment to life events; overcoming trauma; sleep difficulties.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Cardiac conditions
  • Eating disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Gynaecological disorders
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Neurological disorders
  • Oncology
  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders
  • Physical disability
  • Rheumatological conditions
  • weight management
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Procedures completed

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (5-50)

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