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- Applied Relaxation
- Behaviour Therapy
- CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness based CBT
- Trauma focused CBT
- Video and telephone consultations
Dr Emma O’Donoghue is a UK trained, Clinical Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. She has worked in the field of psychology for over 17 years in community mental health, inpatient and outpatient hospital settings.
Emma specialises in treating adults with a wide range of mental health issues and psychological problems, ranging from mild to more complex difficulties.
Emma is a registered psychological Practitioner with the UK Health Care Professions Council (HPCP). She is a registered member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
Areas of interest
Bipolar; Anxiety; Depression: Psychosis/Schizophrenia; Post Natal Depression; Post-Partum Psychosis; OCD; Trauma; Low Self-Esteem
Current NHS consultant posts held
Emma is currently employed full-time as a Senior Clinical Psychologist in a London NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust.
Emma regularly provides clinical supervision, consultation and training to trainee & qualified mental health professionals, and is a visiting lecturer on post-graduate & doctoral psychology courses at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IOPPN) at King’s College London and University College London (UCL)
Emma has published in a range of highly respected peer-reviewed journals & presented at a number of national & international conferences.
She published a psychological therapy manual in March 2018 entitled 'ACT for Psychosis Recovery'.
O’Donoghue, E.K., et al (Eds) (2018). ACT for Psychosis Recovery: A practical manual for group-based interventions using acceptance and commitment therapy. New Harbinger Publication, Inc.
O’Donoghue, E.K., Oliver, J., Morris, E.M.J. (2018). I gruppi Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) per persone con disturbi psictici [Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Groups for People with Psychosis]
O’Donoghue, E. et al (2018). Balancing ACT: Evaluating the effectiveness of psychoeducation and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) groups for people with bipolar disorder. A pilot randomised controlled trial. Trials.
Jolley, S., O’Donoghue, E., et al (2018). ACT for Recovery. A randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of third wave group cognitive therapy in promoting wellbeing in service users and caregivers in community psychosis settings.
Smallwood, J., Jolley, S., Makhijani, J, Grice, S., O’Donoghue, E., et al (2016). Implementing specialist psychological support for caregivers in psychosis services: A preliminary report. Psychosis, 9:2, 119-128,
Butler, L., O’Donoghue, E., et al. (2016). Running Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Groups for Psychosis in Community Settings. Journal of Contextual Behaviour Science.
O’Donoghue, E., et al (in prep). ACT for Recovery. Investigating mechanisms of change in ACT workshops for service users and caregivers in community psychosis teams.
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) Royal Holloway, University of London 2010
- Post Graduate Certificate (PGDip) in CBT for Psychosis Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience 2016
- Master of Science (MSc) in Forensic Psychology Middlesex University 2005
- Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) in Psychology & Criminology Middlesex University 2001
Affiliations / memberships
Registered Practitioner Psychologist - Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP)
Member British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)