Dr Naomi Hynd

Clinical Psychologist

I am an HCPC registered Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience in the NHS, private practice and hospitals abroad.

I am an extremely passionate psychologist who believes in providing Gold Standard treatments to individuals, couples and families. I believe that good therapy always starts with a strong therapeutic relationship and providing a person centred approach.

I have experience in working with a range of psychological problems including Major Depression and Bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders (GAD, Health and Social anxiety), phobias, personality disorders, long term health conditions (including stroke and neurorehabilitation), loss and transition work, trauma and PTSD, Women’s mental health and Perinatal Mental Health including gynaecological issues, IVF, miscarriage, relationship issues, ante and post-partum depression and anxiety, menopause, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD),

I also have specialist experience working with actors, musicians and performers having a background in acting and Dramatherapy.

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My Experience

I have over 15 years post-qualification experience, working in the public, private and third sector, both in the UK and abroad, offering services to working age adults and older adults. I have specialised in both neuropsychology (General and Stroke specialism), and Womens Mental Health.

I have contributed chapters to seminal Dramatherapy textbooks, a chapter on Womens Mental Health and currently writing a book for Taylor Francis on Performers Mental Health given my background in acting and performing. I have worked with some of the UK leading Drama schools to promote mental health and am affiliated with BAPAM. I believe in routinely updating my knowledge and providing the best possible treatments to my clients.

My passion has always been mental health promotion working to encourage individuals to manage mental health throughout their lives, to prevent onset or relapse. I am also passionate about group work and in my last post was lead for setting up and developing groups. Groups provide unique opportunities for learning, normalisation and empathy.

Having worked in the Middle East for 5 years I have worked extensively with expats and locals, working with interpreters and have experience of working with women and couples from across the globe. This has provided me with unique insight into cultural and transition issues and my first degree was in Anthropology and Archaeology.

I wear two hearing aids and thus have awareness of disability issues and am currently learning sign language.


  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) – University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • MA Dramatherapy – University of Hertfordshire
  • PgDip Clinical Neuropsychology – University of Glasgow
  • Professional 1 year acting Training Drama Studio London
  • BA joint Hons Anthropology and Archaeology – Durham University, Dunelm


  • HCPC – The Health and Care Professions Council: PYL28994 / ASO5034
  • BPS – Chartered Member of British Psychological Society
  • IPT-UK
  • British Association of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM)


I work across with working age adults and older adults, offering psychological support with a wide range of difficulties including:

• Adjustment disorder
• Anger Management
• Behavioural Issues
• Bereavement
• Cancer
• Coping Skills
• Couple Problems
• Depression (MDD and Bipolar Disorder)
• Divorce
• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ Fibromyalgia
• Emotional Disturbance
• Grief
• Family Conflict
• Health Anxiety (including COVID-19)
• Hearing impairment/ disability issues
• IVF and Fertility issues, Learning Disabilities
• Life Transitions
• Marital Issues
• Menopause and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
• Pain
• Panic Disorder
• Personality Disorders
• Phobias
• Physical / Long term Health Problems
• Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
• Relationship Issues
• Schizophrenia / Schizo-Affective Disorder
• Self Esteem
• Sleep or Insomnia
• Social Anxiety Disorder
• Stroke Rehabilitation
• Stress
• Specialist work with Actors , Performers and Musicians (Performance Anxiety etc)
• Trauma and PTSD
• Women’s Mental Health


I use a wide range of Gold Standard approaches to best meet the needs of my clients at any given time in their life. These include:

• Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
• Behavioural Therapy (BT)
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
• Dramatherapy (DT)
• Eye Movement and Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
• Goffman Couples Therapy
• Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
• Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)


I currently offer online therapy sessions throughout the week. For up to date availability please contact the team.

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