I completed my undergraduate BSc degree in Psychology in 2002 at the University of St Andrews. After gaining work experience in a number of roles, such as supporting individuals with Autism and working within inpatient mental health settings, I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) in 2011 at the University of Edinburgh. I have since worked for the NHS for 9 years as part of a Community Mental Health Team providing psychological treatment to individuals with a wide range of difficulties. I have been trained in a range of psychological treatments including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (tfCBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT). At the heart of all my clinical work is developing a safe space for patients to be able to openly discuss their difficulties and feel they will be supported in a non-judgemental forum. I believe that developing effective therapeutic relationships is one of the most crucial components for therapy to be effective, and applying this together with evidence based treatment approaches that are tailored to each individual.
Dr Will McMurchie