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Dr Clarabella Gray
Clinical Psychologist

Dr Clarabella Gray is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. She also holds the title of Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) with the British Psychological Society, which is legally recognised and reflects the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise. Throughout her career, Clarabella has worked with clients of all ages in a variety of health and social care settings, including the NHS, forensic mental health services, the charity sector, and in private practice. She has also published research on risk and resilience to secondary trauma and burnout in the helping professions. Clarabella has significant experience of working with severe and enduring mental health problems, particularly personality disorder and complex trauma. Alongside her current NHS work in this area, she provides specialist assessment and therapeutic support to adoptive children and families.

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Clarabella understands that people seek therapy for a variety of reasons and knows this can  feel daunting for many. Her approach is warm, compassionate, and collaborative. This provides the trust and safety to address difficulties and work towards change. Clarabella values the individuality of each person she works with. She uses this to explore how their life history and personal circumstances have influenced ways of thinking, feeling, and  relating to others. She supports the person to identify their goals for therapy and enhances their strengths to achieve these. 

 

Clarabella is experienced in a number of therapies, including Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mentalization-Based Treatment, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Compassion-Focused Therapy. She uses these flexibly to meet the diverse needs of people she works with and help with difficulties, including depression, low self-esteem, anxiety (social, generalised and specific phobias), OCD, compulsive skin picking, work stress, attachment and relationship-related issues, maternal mental health, self-harm and emotional-dysregulation. 

Regarding her professional qualifications, Clarabella completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with the North Wales Clinical Psychology Programme. Prior to this, she achieved an MSc in Mental Health Studies  (Distinction), a BSc in Psychology (First class honours), a Postgraduate Diploma in Criminological Psychology and a Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment.

Clarabella is able to offer therapy sessions in person or online. Fees are £100-£120 per 50 minute session. She is able to see both self-funding clients and those with private health insurance. For further details, please use the below contact section. 

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