Dr LLOYD OATES

PSYCHOLOGIST
Professional background and experience

I am a registered Clinical Psychologist and I work with adults across the lifespan, focussing on a wide variety of physical and psychological difficulties. I hold a BSc in Forensic Psychology and a MSc in Health Psychology from the University of Teesside. I went on to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Therapies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at Newcastle University, before successfully completing my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology on the Trent Doctoral course which spans the Universities of Lincoln and Nottingham. This means I am qualified to the highest standards and trained to understand you as an individual, and the issues that you might bring to therapy.

I have extensive experience working in a range of NHS and private sector services, where I offer a comfortable and safe space for individuals who are experiencing mental health difficulties and psychological distress. I am able to tailor and adapt psychological interventions specifically to match your needs and strengths, ensuring that our work together is communicated and delivered in the format that fits you best. I offer short-term, time-limited, and longer-term psychological therapy which can be done face-to-face, online through video calling software, and via the telephone. I have excellent measured outcomes for a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, panic disorders, stress, trauma, grief, problems with sleep and adjustment to physical and neurological problems.

I use an integrative approach, drawing on a number of evidence based psychological approaches to underpin my clinical practice. I utilise a number of therapies but I have specific interests in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). This means I can use different therapies to best match the difficulties you are experiencing. We can work towards a joint understanding of the development and maintenance of your difficulties and collaboratively choose the best approach to manage your difficulties and aim to improve your quality of life.

Outside of Select Psychology, I work in the NHS, within a specialist Neuropsychology service. I have also spent time working in research, publishing a number of articles, as I am passionate about the continued development of psychology and how to support individuals. My research interests are; improving access to psychological care; adjustment to long-term health conditions; supporting carers and loved ones of people with neurological conditions; adapting therapeutic interventions for individuals with neurological conditions; and stroke research.

Training and qualifications

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
  • PGCert Low Intensity Therapies (CBT)
  • MSc Health Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology
  • Good Clinical Practice Training (Research)
Accreditation to professional bodies
  • HCPC Registration number: PYL38816
Areas of special interest
  • Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Panic, Adjustment, Worry, Phobia, Low self-esteem, Physical problems, Adapted psychological interventions for varying/changing cognition, Coping and adjustment to long term physical health conditions or neurological conditions, Acquired or Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-concussive symptoms, Trauma, Grief, Sleep, Difficulty managing emotions, Stress, Family problems, Coaching

If you’re interested in  booking an appointment with Lloyd Oates, book a free initial consultation here.

What to expect from our Therapists

We carry out rigorous checks and vet all our therapists before they join the team. They must meet with our high standards of professional specification which includes:

This means that the mental health professional you see will be qualified, experienced and competent.

We are a private mental health clinic and have a number of therapists with different specialities. Because of this, we can offer therapies to help with a wide range of mental health issues from Anxiety to PTSD and child psychology.

First, we carry out a triage step during a 15-minute free initial telephone consultation. Depending on the challenges you’re facing, we will then recommend a counsellor, CBT therapist or clinical psychologist.

We also have clinic locations throughout the North, so there is usually one not too far from you.

As a result, we can usually offer an appointment quickly and at a time and place convenient for you. But, above all, tailored to your needs.

Please note, not all of our therapists work from all our clinic locations. Contact us for information on which therapists it is possible to see at which locations.

As well as Neil we have a number of other Clinical Psychologists, CBT Therapists and Counsellors in our team.
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