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A Chartered Clinical Psychologist, with over 20 years’ experience working in mental health services within the NHS.
Based in Northeast London, I offer psychological assessment and intervention with children, adolescents and adults.
My way of working is underpinned by an acknowledgement that the challenges we face in life are significant. Traumas and difficult life experiences may overtime be expressed in a variety of ways and develop into particular mental health struggles.
I take a warm and compassionate approach, knowing that the client’s relationship with their therapist is a vital first step in beginning to share our own stories and experiences. Through the development of a safe space, alongside specific therapeutic techniques, I aim to support clients in moving forward to enhance their life in accordance with their values.
My individualised approach, tailored to meet the needs of the client, draws upon a range of therapeutic models including, CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).
My clinic is based less than a minutes walk from South Woodford tube station on the Central Line.
Areas of interest
Ages worked with: Primary school age, Adolescents and Adults;
Therapeutic approaches: CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Trauma and Attachment Informed Approaches;
Clinical Positions Held: NHS Clinical Psychologist, Team Lead, Supervisor;
Areas of Difficulty:
Trauma and PTSD
Children & Adolescents including Parenting Support
Obsessive Compulsive (OCD)
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Depression Relationship issues
Self Esteem/Self-Compassion vs Self-Criticism
- Dr Pennie Haywood
Current NHS consultant posts held
Tower Hamlets Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service
Haywood, P., Rahman, K., Bruce,. H., Huntley, T. (2011). Internal Referral Processes in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services. Clinical Psychology Forum.218, pp 27-31.
Haywood, P. & McCann, J. (2009). A Brief Group Intervention for Young Children with Feeding Difficulties. Clinical Psychology & Psychiatry, 14, pp 361-372.
Whelan, A., Haywood, P. & Galloway, S. (2007). Improving self-esteem: Group cognitive behavioural therapy. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 35 (2), 125-130.
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClin Psy) Royal Holloway, University of London 2004
- Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Adolescents Kings College London 2010
- Postgraduate Certificate in CYP-IAPT Parenting Intervention Supervision Kings College London 2015
- BSc Hons. Human Psychology Aston University, Birmingham 1997
Affiliations / memberships
British Psychological Society (BPS) and sub-divisions:
o Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP)
o Children & Young Peoples Faculty
Health Care & Professions Council (HCPC)
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Psychology session - (>50)