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Dr Samantha Fitzpatrick

Psychology

 

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This healthcare professional let us know that they are currently:

  • Accepting new patients
  • Available for:
    • Phone consultations
    • Video consultations

Last updated: 14 Apr 2020

Specialises in

  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Behavioural Activation (BA)
  • CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Family Therapy
  • Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma focused CBT

About me

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and joined the NHS in 2008. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults. I am currently clinical lead in a local IAPT service, supervising, training and supporting a team of CBT therapists, counsellors and low-intensity workers to work with anxiety and depression, including panic, health anxiety, social anxiety, trauma and OCD. I previously worked as clinical lead in a team working with first episode psychosis and used evidence-based therapies, such as CBT for psychosis/bipolar affective disorder and Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT), to provide a more holistic psychological treatment for clients.

I utilise both CBT and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for depression as per NICE guidelines. I specialise in trauma work utilising both CBT and EMDR. I am working towards accreditation in CBT with BABCP. I integrate other types of therapy in to my practice including Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) for interpersonal and emotional regulation issues (often diagnosed as borderline personality disorder) and compassion-focused therapy (CFT) for shame-based difficulties and self-criticism. I also undertake assessment and treatment for medico-legal purposes, including work related to road traffic accidents (RTA).

I have worked in private practice alongside my NHS work since 2014 and have been able to help many clients. Difficulties have ranged from stress to bipolar affective disorder to trauma and/or borderline personality difficulties. I am very passionate about supporting clients in their recovery and will do all I can to alleviate distress.

Even though this site should not have to say this, a client has asked me to confirm that I am LGBT+ friendly as this would have made her feel safer when choosing a therapist. I hope this statement makes you feel safe too :)

I am currently offering remote work via ZOOM plus telephone consultations if needed.

Areas of interest

trauma; psychosis; bipolar affective disorder; dissociative disorders; personality issues; depression; perinatal issues including depression and/or post-partum psychosis; anxiety; OCD; panic and/or agoraphobia; health anxiety; social anxiety; phobias; generalised anxiety disorder; chronic pain; IBS; chronic fatigue syndrome; long-term conditions; behavioural activation; exposure and response prevention; cognitive restructuring; imaginal exposure; thought challenging; behavioural experiments; LGBT+ issues; I work with a large age range including children, adolescents and adults.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders

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Procedures completed

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (>50)

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