Helen Gowling

Dr Helen Gowling

Clinical Psychologist

BSc (Hons); DClinPsy;


Specialist areas:

  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Difficulties
  • PTSD
  • Trauma
  • Attachment issues
  • Autism
  • ADHD


Background Information:

I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). I qualified with a doctorate in clinical psychology in 2020 but have worked within the NHS since 2014, working with people with a variety of mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, trauma and grief. I have also worked with people adjusting to physical health conditions such as stroke and chronic pain. My current role is within a specialist autism team, providing diagnostic assessments, recommendations and therapy to adults on the autism spectrum. I also offer training to other teams to help raise awareness and knowledge of working with autistic clients.

I am committed to continual professional development which ensures I am keeping up to date with best practice guidelines and new research. I have regular supervision with other qualified Clinical psychologists which ensures that I maintain a high standard of professional practice.

My main therapeutic models include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) although I tend to work in an integrative way using techniques that fit with the individual. My work is also influenced by attachment theory and systemic practice.



Accreditation in the use of the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Second Edition (ADOS-2).
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
Degree in Neuropsychology BSc.


Appointments availability:

Mondays: 5pm to 7pm
Tuesdays: 5pm to 7pm
Thursdays: 5pm to 7pm
Fridays: 9am to 3pm