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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. Claire Robson
BSc. (Hons.), D.Clin.Psy., C.Psychol.

Claire is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist working with adults with a broad range of psychological difficulties both in the NHS and privately. Claire works together with her clients to develop an individualised understanding of their problems and draws on evidence based therapeutic approaches to help her clients to achieve their goals. The main approaches Claire currently uses are Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Compassion Focussed Therapy.

Claire graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2002 with a degree in Psychology, then worked as an Assistant Psychologist for 2 years. She then completed the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Lancaster University, becoming a fully qualified clinical psychologist in 2008.

Since qualifying Claire has worked in adult mental health, working both directly with clients and also providing supervision to other professionals and trainee Clinical Psychologists. Claire has continued to develop her clinical skills through her own supervision and training, and is currently nearing completion of a Diploma in Cognitive Analytic Therapy. She has also published some research in peer-reviewed journals and has written a chapter in a book – ‘The Pocket Guide to Therapy – a ‘how to’ of the Core Models’ (Weatherhead and Flaherty Jones, 2011).

Claire is registered with the Health Professions Council. She is also a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society and a member of the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy.

Contact Claire for further information on how she can help.

Dr. Rosalyn Hartwell

BSc. (Hons.), D.Clin.Psy.

Ros 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.

Ros offers specialised, evidence based therapy driven by individual formulation and tailored to incorporate the individual’s needs. She draws on a range of therapeutic approaches particularly Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy.
Ros graduated from the University of Cardiff with a degree in Psychology in 1998. She has worked in Mental Health Services 2002. In 2007 she completed a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester.

Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist, Ros has continued to consolidate her clinical skills and maintains her continuing professional development, attending relevant training to meet professional body requirements. She has undertaken further training in Mindfulness, Cognitive therapy, Metacognitive therapy, Compassion Focused therapy and Motivational Interviewing. She has also provided training to staff groups including Clinical Psychologists, Community Psychiatric Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers.

Ros is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is Member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

Dr. Anna Whittlesea

BSc. (Hons.), D.Clin.Psy.

Anna is a registered Clinical Psychologist working in the NHS and privately with adults with a range of presenting difficulties. Anna specialises in working with individuals who may have experienced traumatic life events (e.g. Loss/abuse) and are experiencing difficulties regulating their emotions and managing their interpersonal relationships.

Anna collaboratively works with clients to develop a shared understanding of their difficulties and to treat a broad range of symptoms and unhelpful coping behaviours.Difficulties Anna typically works with include self-harm, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, difficulties regulating anger, specific phobias, grief/bereavement and relationship difficulties.

Anna is trained in a number of evidenced based psychological therapies including Dialectical Behaviour therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Eye Movement desensitisation and reprocessing. Anna’s clinical work is also informed by Cognitive Analytic Therapy. Anna is flexible in adapting therapies to meet the needs of the client and their therapy goals.

Anna completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Leeds in 2006. She subsequently went on to work as an Assistant Psychologist and researcher within the NHS for a number of years, prior to commencing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester in 2010. Anna qualified in 2013 and has since specialised in working with adults in both inpatient and community settings primarily within the NHS.

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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