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I am is a registered, accredited and chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years experience of helping people meet and overcome emotional challenges. I specialise in providing psychological therapy to draw out existing strengths and facilitate personal growth. I am registered and accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). The approach that I use draws on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology and Stress Management training and hypnotherapy.
My speciality is working with adults, teenagers, tweenagers, parents, healthcare professionals and teams within the NHS. I also specialise in the childbearing years, in particular antenatal and postnatal mental health. See my sister website dedicated to pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. www.yourbirthright.co.uk.
I receive referrals from solicitors and care-coordinators to provide medico-legal assessments, reports and treatment. I also provide therapy and support for accident victims with spinal injuries.
I run in-service workshops nationally and internationally for teams. These focus on enhancing compassionate care, reducing burnout, team building, resilience training, morale boosting and more.
Historically, I did my psychology degree at Wolverhampton, with first class honours. I then completed my MSc. in Clinical Psychology at Leicester University (the following year, the course was transformed into a Doctorate, so I just missed out on being able to use the title “Doctor”).
Having completed my training with the NHS in 1995, I worked there for over 15 years, focusing on treating a range of adult mental health problems. During my time in the NHS I worked with the eminent Professor Paul Gilbert in the art of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy as well as working in a Psycho-sexual unit helping couples with relationship problems.
I have since continually updated my development and training with ongoing courses and reading, particularly in the fields of Compassionate Mind, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Trauma, Birth and pregnancy, hypnosis techniques, the Rewind technique, pain management, positive psychology, and more.
See me in action on this clip from BBC Breakfast about post traumatic stress disorder in fathers.
Mia S. Scotland
Clinical Psychologist, C.Psych, BA (Hons), MSc. Clin. Psych HCPC