Dr Lindsey Macleod
No matter what age you are, if you are struggling with something in your life, you might benefit from psychological help. Clinical psychology can offer people space to think, to clarify the nature of their difficulties, and to participate in individually tailored psychological therapies that have been shown to help, and to enrich lives.
Lindsey has worked in mental health services as a clinical psychologist with children and young people, families, parents and carers and professionals for over 20 years (including 18 years within the NHS, 12 of these at Consultant Psychologist level).
She has a wealth of experience in thinking about a range of mental health problems and helping to move things on in positive ways. Lindsey draws upon many different therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural and Narrative Therapies, Models of Attachment, Mentalisation, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Dyadic Behaviour Therapy and Compassion Focussed approaches. She is committed to thinking about people in their context (be it family, school, community or workplace) and helping to build positive relationships. Lindsey works in partnership with children, adolescents and adults to deliver therapy in creative, flexible ways that take into account all the various aspects of, and influences on, a person’s life.
Lindsey has a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Glasgow and has worked in NHS mental health services in Lanarkshire, Liverpool, Sefton and across Glasgow. In recent years she has practiced as an independent clinical psychologist, but she still has links with NHS GG&C through her part-time clinical tutor role on the University of Edinburgh’s MSc in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People. Lindsey also currently acts as a consultant with “Mellow Parenting” developing and piloting a parenting programme for parents of children with complex additional support needs. Lindsey is an Honorary Research Fellow in the University of Glasgow’s College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences affiliated to the Institute of Health and Wellbeing. She is also an Honorary Fellow within the University of Edinburgh’s School of Health in Social Science. She is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society and works in accordance with their codes of practice. Lindsey is registered with, and regulated by, the Health Care Professions Council (registration number: PYL1 6719).
Some examples of problems Lindsey can help with include:
- stress, anxiety or panic attacks
- low mood or depression
- problems associated with loss or change (e.g. bereavements, separation, divorce)
- issues related to adoption and fostering
- self harm
- attachment issues
- behavioural difficulties
- marital or family problems
- challenges of parenting
- feeding and sleeping problems and temper tantrums in little ones
- the “tasks” of adolescence
- living with illness and disability
- bullying, social or relationship problems
- problems associated with trauma
Click on the following link www.bps.org.uk/psychology-public/how-can-psychology-help-you/how-can-psychology-help-you to find out more about how clinical psychologists can help. Visit Lindsey’s website here.
Booking your appointment with Lindsey
If you would like to make an appointment email firstname.lastname@example.org . Lindsey would be happy to discuss possible referrals beforehand. Sessions last one hour and cost £95.
Please contact Lindsey if you are unable to attend an appointment. Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will, unfortunately, have to be charged for in full. Similarly if you are late for your an appointment it will not be possible to extend your session time.