I am a Doctor of Psychology (University of Leicester), and Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Disability Psychotherapist.
I graduated with a Master of Clinical Psychology from the University of South Australia, and, upon return to the UK, gained an Advanced Diploma in Disability Psychotherapy from the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body). I am registered by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and am a Member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Division of Clinical Psychology. I am also a trained Expert Witness having completed the Bond Solon/University of Cardiff qualification in Expert Witness in Civil Procedures.
I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in Adelaide, South Australia in 2004. While in Adelaide I worked with children and adolescents with a physical and/or learning disability, as well as with their parents, family, and schools. I helped establish a Brain Injury Support Service to cater for the needs of children with an acquired brain injury (ABI), and was instrumental in developing and delivering the first of what has become a bi-annual conference on working with children with ABI.
I returned home to the UK in 2006 to spend quality time with my aging parents. I was awarded a Statement of Equivalence by the British Psychology Society (BPS), and since then I have worked with people across the whole of the lifespan, in both clinical and forensic settings. I have worked for the NHS, and in the private sector, with people of all ages and abilities.
From 2007 I worked for a private practice, with a wide and varied referral and client base, and consulted in an independent recovery-focused psychiatric hospital that supported people of all ages and functional abilities to live with their mental illness. Some were detained under the Mental Health Act.
I am experienced in conducting and preparing medico-legal, neuropsychological, civil (personal injury) and forensic (pre-sentencing, Tribunal, Independent Managers) Court reports. In 2013 I undertook the White Hart Leadership and Management course which contributed to me moving to my current post.
Since 2014 I have worked in a permanent, part-time capacity as the Principal Clinical Psychologist for an Older People’s Mental Health Service. This involves individual work with people who are living at home, and multidisciplinary work with those admitted to hospital in a crisis, and those living in nursing homes or enhanced care facilities. I work with highly complex individuals and their families, as well as staff groups. Please refer to the Services Provided page for further information.
I am listed on the BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS), and can provide supervision to psychologists with a range of experience.
My passion is in working with people with various types of disability: learning, physical, age-related, personality disorder, attachment difficulties, neurodegenerative disorders, and brain injury.
I have a particular interest in brain injury and trauma. My PsyD thesis examined the role of implicit emotional memory in classical conditioning to routine ICU sounds and the development of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).
Why private practice?
NHS mental health services are overstretched, and waiting lists are lengthy. I want to provide prompt professional services for individuals/organizations seeking help, thereby facilitating timely assessment and treatment.
I accept referrals from individuals, GPs, solicitors, case managers and other professionals. I can also carry out home visits, or consult at other mutually agreed locations (e.g. solicitors offices) where necessary. I am willing to travel further afield as required. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
Dr Liz Trubshaw Psychological Services Ltd is a limited company, registration number 10862518.