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BSc, DClinPsy
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Dr Lynsey Kelly is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). She qualified in 2015 and has since worked in the NHS with families and adults. Dr Kelly offer a Cognitive Analytic approach known as 'CAT') only within our team as a specialist therapy


Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)


Skills & Experience

Dr Kelly specialises in helping people understand and strengthen their relationships. She can draw on a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Analytic approach (also known as CAT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Solution Focused Therapy. Dr Kelly offer CAT to clients as a specialist therapy. 

The way Dr Kelly works aims to…

·       Help you make sense of your experiences and how they may link to feelings of distress

·       Use everyday language to understand patterns of relationships and behaviour

·       Recognise that the society we live in can influence our way of thinking and feeling

·       Work with you to make permanent change for the better


Skills and experience

·       Specialist assessment of psychological difficulties in adults

·       Therapy tailored to the individual’s particular strengths and needs

·       Help for a range of issues including low mood, worry and anxiety, eating distress, adversity in childhood, and problems in personal and family relationships. 


NHS experience

​2015 – Current: Clinical Psychologist, Helping Families Team, National and Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Maudsley Hospital, London

2018 - Current: Honorary Cognitive Analytic Therapist, Integrated Psychological Therapies Team Southwark, London

2012 – 2015: Trainee Clinical Psychologist, North London. Experience included one year working with adults with complex and long-standing psychological needs, and one year learning to use cognitive analytic therapy with adults with relational difficulties.

2010 – 2012: Research Assistant, Division of Psychiatry, University College London


Relevant post-qualification training:

Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner Training. Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (2018 – Current)

Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self-Harm. Carolyn Spring (2019)

Embodied Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Trauma. Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (2019)

Family Partnership Model. Centre for Parent and Child Support (2018)

Helping Families Programme. Centre for Parent and Child Support (2016)

Publications and Theses

Livingston, G., Kelly, L., Lewis-Holmes, E., Baio, G., Morris, S., Patel, N., ... & Cooper, C. (2014). Non-pharmacological interventions for agitation in dementia: systematic review of randomised controlled trials. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 205(6), 436-442.

Morris, S., Patel, N., Baio, G., Kelly, L., Lewis-Holmes, E., Omar, R. Z., ... & Livingston, G. (2015). Monetary costs of agitation in older adults with Alzheimer's disease in the UK: prospective cohort study. BMJ open, 5(3).

Kelly, L. (2015). How do Criminal Defence Barristers Work with Psychological Distress throughout the Courtroom Process? (Doctoral dissertation, University of East London).

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