Niamh Dutton

Dr Niamh Dutton, Consultant Clinical Psychologist

BSc (hons); DClinPsy; CPsychol

Specialist Areas:
Niamh works with people over the age of sixteen with a range of emotional and psychological problems including, but not limited to:

  • PTSD (single event or complex trauma)
  • Attachment issues
  • Adverse Childhood experiences, such as abuse, neglect and/or experience of critical early relationships
  • Personality Disorder
  • Mood instability and difficulty with emotion regulation
  • Self-harming behaviours
  • Eating Disorders
  • Dissociative Experiences, including dissociative identity disorder (DID)
  • Loss of confidence and low self-esteem
  • Interpersonal difficulties
  • Victimisation or unhealthy or abusive relationships

Niamh is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has worked extensively with a range of individuals accessing inpatient and outpatient services through the NHS and private healthcare sector. She is registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). Niamh is also registered as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is a member of the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP).

Niamh completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Leeds in 2004. Since this she has completed further training in various therapeutic models such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT); Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT); Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT); Eye-movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness.

Regardless of treatment modality Niamh places strong emphasis on establishing a good therapeutic relationship with individuals. She focuses on creating a safe and non-judgemental space to work collaboratively towards therapeutic goals and positive change. While Niamh will use her assessment of needs to guide and inform treatment, she will also be attentive to the style and preference of those she works with. Niamh is also integrative in her approach and may combine therapeutic models if this is likely to improve treatment outcomes.

In addition to providing therapeutic interventions Niamh also has specialist training in Clinical Supervision. She is available for supervision to both Clinical Psychologists and other healthcare professionals working within her specialist areas. Niamh also has experience of providing training to a range of professionals and can meet commissions of bespoke training packages.