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Dr Norah O’Shea

Dr Norah O’Shea

BSc, DClinPsych, PGDipClinNeuropsychology

Dr Norah O'Shea is a consultant clinical psychologist who has worked in the NHS and private settings for more than 20 years. Over that time, she has worked with children, adults and older adults, in a variety of community and inpatient settings.

Norah is passionate about supporting and helping people to address psychological difficulties, across the life span. She has experience of treating a range of problems including anxiety, low mood and depression, anger issues, trauma, adjustment difficulties, bereavement and complicated grief. Norah believes in collaborating with the client to develop an approach that works best for them, within the context of a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust and respect.

Norah draws from a broad range of therapy models including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Mindfulness. She works with couples and families with an Attachment Theory perspective.

Norah is also qualified in clinical neuropsychology; she is particularly experienced in assessing issues relating to cognitive decline, dementia and brain injury.

Within her NHS role, she has been Co-Chair of the Race Equality Advisory Network for the past three years. She is a trained Independent Equality Advisor for the trust and facilitates anti-racist training workshops to NHS staff. She is actively involved in supporting ethnic minority staff and is a mentor for aspiring clinical psychologists from ethnic minority backgrounds.