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DR JANET PILKINGTON
CLINICAL PYSCHOLOGIST

Professional background and experience

Prior to completing my clinical psychology doctorate, I worked in a range of roles within adolescent forensic, adult and older adult psychiatric inpatient units, a forensic learning disabilities service, a behavioural analysis and intervention learning disabilities service, a substance misuse service and a primary care psychology service.

After completing my clinical psychology training, I worked in a primary care psychology service offering one-to-one psychological therapy for adults. This involved treating people with a range of mental health and personality disorders.

I then moved onto work in secondary care psychology services where I worked within community mental health and crisis resolution and home treatment services. This involved working with people with severe and complex mental health and personality disorders and self-harming behaviours.

More recently I worked in a University setting, offering one-to-one psychological therapy for students experiencing a range of mental health and personality disorders. I was also involved in training and supervising a team of mental health advisers.

I have also led in the strategic planning, development and implementation of clinical psychology services within the NHS, mental health Services within Newcastle University Student Wellbeing Service and a substance misuse service for Turning Point.

Training and qualifications

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
  • Training placement at Newcastle Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies Centre, 2003-2004
  • Foundation Course in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2004
  • BSc. (Hons) Degree in Psychology

Accreditation to professional bodies

  • BPS Chartered Clinical Psychologist status with The British Psychological Society
  • Health Care and Professions Council Registered

Areas of special interest and expertise

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Aspects of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Management