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Dr Lucy McGregor

Chartered Clinical Psychologist & HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist
Pronouns: She/Her

My name is Dr Lucy McGregor. I am a highly specialised, compassionate, dynamic and innovative clinical psychologist with a passion for working alongside children, young people and families at all levels of their mental health systems. I aim to recognise and build upon areas of strength towards supporting children, young people, families and systems to manage and achieve identified hope and change.

  • Abuse and Neglect

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Attention, Concentration and Impulsivity

  • Autism

  • Behavioural Issues

  • Bereavement

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression / Low Mood

  • Developmental Disorders

  • Discrimination

  • Emotional Distress

  • Family Conflict

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Identity (e.g. gender, cultural)

  • Learning Difficulties

  •  Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

  • Parenting

  • Peer Relationships

  • Phobias

  • Panic

  • Relationships

  • School Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Self-Harm / injury

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Sexuality

  • Stakeholder Participation

  • Stress

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Practitioner Psychologist / Clinical Psychologist.

  • Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych) - University of East London.

  • Master of Arts (MA, Hons) in Psychology - University of Aberdeen. 

  • Charted British Psychological Society Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol).

  • Quality Improvement Facilitator Qualification (NELFT)

  • Member of Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH).

  • General Psychological Assessment

  • Psychometric assessments

  • Neurodevelopmental Assessment

  • Cognitive Assessment

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Assessments.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessments

  • Psychoeducation regarding common and complex mental health presentations.

  • Family and Parenting work

EXPERTISE

QUALIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

ASSESSMENT & TOOLS

My extensive clinical and research experience spans over ten years across a wide range of NHS, social, third sector and private healthcare organisations. This experience equips me with a wealth of knowledge, skill and passion when working with children, young people and families. This includes understanding and supporting the emotional and neurodevelopmental needs and wellbeing of children and young people from a variety of social and cultural backgrounds, at different levels of child and adolescent mental health systems.

My adaptive and flexible style includes engaging with qualities and positions of humanity, compassion, non-judgement, curiosity, empathy, collaboration, equality and respect towards delivering psychological input across individual, group, team and network settings. I strongly advocate the voices of children, young people and families as integral and central to these approaches. I aim to take time to set up sessions through listening and developing a shared and collaborative understanding of your needs towards planning together what would feel helpful to work towards while ensuring that these agreed interventions continue to feel useful beyond sessions.

My responsive clinical practice utilises integrative therapeutic approaches through adopting an overarching systemic lens while integrating different knowledge, methods and techniques from a variety of evidence informed psychological models towards meeting the dynamic needs of children, young people and families. This extends to applying iterative and flexible cycles of assessment (including neurodevelopmental and cognitive assessment), formulation, intervention and evaluation, in line with professional and ethical guidelines and within biological, psychological, social and cultural contexts. I possess a strong ability to draw upon integrating these approaches and frameworks with the view to understand and support clients to feel safe, heard and comfortable to work towards established hopes and goals.

My deep-rooted interest and motivation to continuously improve the development of safe, high quality and effective mental health provisions for children, young people and families alongside maintaining my professional values, skills and standards aims to support, manage and inspire the development of excellent and helpful practice around children, young people and families. Therefore, outside individual and family spaces, I also provide teaching, training, consultation, supervision and reflective spaces to individuals, groups and organisations.