Dr Suzanne Heywood-Everett

Dr Suzanne Heywood-Everett Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Membership of Professional Organisations:

  • British Psychological Society Registered as Chartered
  • Clinical Psychologist BPS
  • Health Professions Council HCPC
  • Division of Clinical Psychology DCP
  • Division of Health Psychology HP
  • The Faculty of Holistic Psychology
  • Faculty for Eating Disorders FED
  • EMDR Association EMDR

Suzanne Heywood-Everett


Dr Suzanne Heywood-Everett is a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). She and has substantial experience working privately and in the NHS with service development, staff wellbeing, outpatients and inpatients at all levels of care and complexity. 


Suzanne has specialised in eating disorders in 1998 and more recently in ASC and physical and mental health problems. Suzanne was the Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist at an NHS national specialist service in the North of England for 5 years and prior to this set up a Specialist Community Eating Disorder team. She treats the full range of eating disorders and has written a treatment manual which has been part of a regional research RCT and demonstrated its effectiveness. Suzanne also regularly presents nationally at conferences and is research active. She has also made a number of appearances on TV as ‘expert psychologist’ such as The Big Question; Channel 5 and Radio.


Suzanne specializes in a number of areas: 

  • Eating disorders including ARFID
  • Disordered eating
  • Obesity
  • Autism Spectrum Conditions: Accredited in Diagnosis of Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO)
  • Mental health / Physical health issues (including persistent pain)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Childhood trauma 
  • Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


Suzanne has received additional training in CBT; Schema therapy; ACT; EMDR; DBT; Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy; MBit and HEARTMATH. Suzanne brings a holistic perspective to formulation and treatment and is particularly interested in neuro and bio plasticity and the individuals ability to make sustainable change. Suzanne has just completed her Foundation Level Teacher Training in Yoga with the BWY. 



You can contact Suzanne directly, you may be referred by your GP or a Consultant if you wish to pay for sessions through your private insurance (registered with BUPA, Norwich Union & AXA PPP).


Suzanne has had additional training in supervision. Clinical supervision is available for generic or specific clinical needs with recognition of the need for continuing professional development. Group or individual supervision is available and is intended for clinical psychologists or other health professionals working within the above clinical specialities.

Teaching & Training

Suzanne regularly presents at conferences and is research active. Suzanne is a qualified teacher and is an Honorary University Lecturer on Clinical Psychology Courses at a number of different Universities and organizations in the UK for other health professionals and runs groups and teaching sessions for patients and staff (eating disorders; MBCT; anxiety; CBT; depression; relapse prevention; Schema; supervision; psychological skill building - formulations etc).


Guided self-help to manage binge eating in a dietetic-led community weight management service Traviss–Turner, Gemma, D (PhD) a., Philpot, Ursula (MSc) b., Wilton, Janine (BSc) c., Green, Kathleen (BSc) b., Heywood-Everett, S., a Hill, Andrew J (PhD) 2018 Clinical Obesity

New Models of Care: A Liaison Psychiatry Service for Medically Unexplained Symptoms and Frequent Attenders in Primary Care. BJPsych Bulletin Bestall, J. Siddiqi, N. Heywood-Everett S.  Freeman C. Carder, P. James M. Kennedy B. Moulson A. & House A. (accepted for publication)

A Review of Cultural Competency in UK Mental Health Settings, submitted to British

Journal of Mental Health Nursing Stephanie Clegg, Suzanne Heywood-Everett & Najma

Siddiqi (Submitted for Publication May 2016)

Faith-adapted psychological treatments for common mental health problems:

systematic review and meta-analysis Naomi Anderson, Suzanne Heywood-Everett, Najma

Siddiqi, Judy Wright, Jodi Meredith, Dean McMillan (J Affect Disord. 2015 May 1;176:183-96)

Comparing Carer Wellbeing: Implications for Eating Disorders Stephen Linacre · Suzanne Heywood Everett · Vishal Sharma · Andrew J Hill Mental Health Review Journal Vol 20. 2015

The Clinician Administered Staging Instrument for Anorexia Nervosa: Development and Psychometric Properties Maguire,  Touyz,  Surgenor, Crosby,  Engel,  Lacey, Heywood-Everett & Le grange.  (Int) Eat Disord 2012; 45: 390-399 

Understanding the 'guide' in guided self-help for disordered eating: A qualitative process study. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Traviss GD; Heywood-Everett S; Hill AJ. Theory, Research and Practice December 2011, In Press: doi:10.1111/j.2044-8341.2011.02049.x

Guided self-help for disordered eating: A randomised control trial. Traviss GD; Heywood-Everett S; Hill AJ. Behav Res Ther January 2011, 49(1): 25-31 doi:10.1016/j.brat.2010.10.007

Addressing Mental Health problems with the Theory of Planned Behaviour: in Psychology, Conner & Heywood-Everett. Health & Medicine 1998 Vol 3 No 1

Book Chapter

Eating Disorders: Bulimia nervosa in Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition: Eating Disorders: Hill AJ, Heywood-Everett S & Philpot U: Bulimia nervosa: 2016


Working to Overcome Eating Difficulties: Heywood-Everett S & Hill A: University of Leeds. Treatment Manual (2005; revised 2007& 2012)

Working to Overcome Eating Difficulties Young Person: Heywood-Everett S; Hill A.Franklin. J;  Philpot U: University of Leeds. Treatment Manual (2014)