Dr Debbie Stuart
Chartered Clinical Psychologist
My qualifications, experience and approach
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, which means I trained to doctorate level within the NHS, qualifying in 2006. I also trained as a Family Therapist there. Since leaving the NHS in 2016 I have worked at the well-respected charitable organisations CPU London and The Anna Freud Centre alongside my private practice.
The psychoanalytic thinking that I add to my work now is a detailed approach that explores the deeper levels and causes of problems. It is a discipline that research evidence demonstrates can be particularly useful in bringing relief for longstanding or enduring problems. My approach is often suited to people who feel stuck in painful cycles, perhaps finding that old emotions are getting stirred up by current situations at work or in relationships. It is also suited to those who may have tried shorter, symptom-focused therapies and are now looking for something more in-depth.