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Based in South Manchester HB Psychology is the private practice of Dr. Hazel Bennett and associates.

Dr. Hazel Bennett
BSc. (Hons.), D.Clin.Psy., C.Psychol.

Hazel BennettHazel is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and tailors her therapeutic approach to the needs of the individual, working alongside the client to help them to reclaim their happiness and to achieve their goals.

Hazel graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Psychology in 2003. She then worked as an Assistant Psychologist in the NHS for two years before completing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester.

Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist, Hazel has been working in the NHS and also privately with adults with a broad range of mental health problems using evidence based, effective psychological therapy. She is also involved in the supervision and training of psychologists in the NHS.

Continued professional development is important to Hazel and therefore she continues to enhance her own skills through relevant training and supervision. Since qualification she has undertaken specialist training in Schema Therapy and is now an accredited Advanced Schema Therapist. She has also received training in Compassion Focussed Therapy.

Alongside her clinical work, Hazel has an interest in research and has published papers in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Anxiety Disorders and the British Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Hazel is registered with the Health Professions Council .She is a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society and an accredited member of the International Society of Schema Therapy.

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Contact Hazel for further information on how she can help.

Dr Jenny Crye
BSc. (Hons.), D.Clin.Psy.

Jenny is a Clinical Psychologist currently working with adults with a broad range of mental health problems both in the NHS and privately at HB Psychology.  Jenny works collaboratively with her clients to develop a shared understanding of their difficulties and adapts her therapeutic intervention to the needs of clients to help them to meet their individual goals.  During her training Jenny has received specialist supervision in a number of therapeutic approaches, however the main modality of therapy offered by Jenny is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

Jenny graduated from the University of Leeds in 2002 with a degree in Psychology. During her degree she developed a strong interest in working with adults with mental health problems and began working for the NHS in 2002, firstly as a Graduate Mental Health Worker and then as an Assistant Psychologist.  Jenny then completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester.

Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in 2008, Jenny has worked primarily in the NHS within adult mental health services.  Her current role includes the assessment and treatment of adults, and also the clinical supervision of other therapists and trainee clinical psychologists.

Through training and supervision, Jenny has continued to develop her clinical skills since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist. She has particular interest and expertise in treating people with anxiety disorders and depression. Jenny also has an interest in research and has published a paper in the Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice.

Jenny is registered with the Health Professions Council.

Contact Jenny for further information on how she can help.

Dr Katie Reid
BA. (Hons.), D.Clin.Psy., PGDip.

Katie is a Clinical Psychologist currently working with adults with a range of mental health difficulties providing psychological assessment and intervention both within the NHS and privately at HB Psychology. Katie offers specialised, evidence based therapy driven by individual formulation and tailored to incorporate the individual’s holistic needs. She draws on a range of therapeutic approaches particularly Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy.

Katie graduated from the University of Sheffield with a degree in Psychology in 2001. She pursued her interest in working with mental health difficulties by subsequently working as an Assistant Psychologist in the NHS within an Adult Primary Care Service and then a Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service. She then completed a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester. Following her Doctorate Katie undertook a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy at the University of Manchester.

Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist, Katie has continued to consolidate her clinical skills and maintains her continuing professional development, attending relevant training to meet professional body requirements. She is also involved in supporting the development of knowledge and skills of other professionals offering clinical supervision to Cognitive Behavioural Therapists.

Katie is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is an accredited practitioner with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

Contact Katie for further information on how she can help.

Dr. Rebecca Hardie
BSc. (Hons.), D.Clin.Psy., C.Psychol.

Rebecca is a chartered clinical psychologist who has considerable experience of providing individual therapies for adults with a broad range of psychological difficulties in NHS and private settings. Rebecca draws on multiple therapeutic approaches in order to provide integrative therapies which are tailored to individual needs. She has worked with a wide range of difficulties, including mood and anxiety problems, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, psychosis, trauma and loss.

Rebecca gained a degree in Psychology at the University of Manchester in 2003 and subsequently worked as an Assistant Psychologist in the NHS. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, also at the University of Manchester, in 2010. Rebecca has also completed a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Lancaster University and has received training and supervision in various other approaches, including cognitive analytic therapy, compassion focused therapy, mindfulness based cognitive therapy and psychodynamic interpersonal therapy. Rebecca holds current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society.

Contact Rebecca for further information on how she can help.

Dr. Sonya Ralfs
BSc. (Hons.), D.Clin.Psy.

Sonya is a Clinical Psychologist currently working in the NHS with adults with severe and enduring mental health problems, including: psychosis, schizophrenia, bi-polar affective disorder, personality disorders and complex trauma. She also works privately at HB Psychology, primarily with clients presenting with difficulties such as: depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, low self-esteem and relationship difficulties. She also has experience working with people with Asperger Syndrome and physical health problems, such as IBS and diabetes.

Sonya works together with clients to develop a shared understanding of their difficulties. She chooses from a range of therapeutic approaches to help clients to meet their goals for therapy; based on which approach is most suitable for the individual client. This sometime involves using an integrative approach and drawing from a number of different therapy models.

Sonya has a particular interest in Compassion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Mindfulness and has received additional training and supervision in these models. She also has good working knowledge of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. In 2011 she completed a year of Family Therapy training at Leeds University and has experience of working with families and couples.

Sonya graduated from Aston University, Birmingham with a degree in Human Psychology with Professional Training in 2002. She then worked as an Assistant Psychologist for three years in a Learning Disability Service and Adolescent Inpatient Service. She went on to complete her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Sheffield in 2008. Since qualifying Sonya has worked in Adult Mental Health Services and an Eating Disorders Service. In addition to providing individual therapy and psychological assessments, Sonya works closely with other mental health professionals; providing consultation, supervision and training.

Sonya is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).

Contact Sonya for further information on how she can help.

Dr. Katie Niemz
BSc. (Hons.), MSc., D.Clin.Psy.

Katie is a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in working with children and families. She is currently working in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service within the NHS.

Katie graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2002 with a degree in psychology and went on to complete a Masters of Science in Occupational Health Psychology. She began working in the field of Mental Health in the NHS in 2003 as an Assistant Psychologist for an Early Intervention in Psychosis Service and subsequently a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. Katie completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2008. Since qualifying Katie has specialised in the field of Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Katie has a range of experience working across the age range with children, adolescents and their parents to help them to cope with a variety of emotional and behavioural problems. Katie uses a range of psychological approaches to inform her interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Behavioural Parenting Programmes, Attachment Theory, and Mindfulness. Katie has experience of working in the field of adoption and fostering, and has a special interest in evidence-based interventions for children who present with attachment difficulties, trauma and emotional and behavioural regulation difficulties. Katie also has experience of working with adolescents who present with a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties including anxiety, depression, school-based problems and self-harm. Katie is also trained in the administration and interpretation of cognitive assessments including the Wechsler scales of intelligence for preschool and school age children and adolescents.

Katie is registered with the Health Professionals Council.

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