• Skilled team of psychologists provide assessments for a range of issues
    • Each patient receives up-to-date treatment that fits an individual's needs
    • Clinical psychologists diagnosis & evaluate level of intervention required
    • Call our patient booking team to discuss the options
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At Kingsbridge Private Hospital, we believe in the importance of not only your physical health but also your mental health and wellbeing. This is why we provide a wide range of mental health care services to include Clinical Psychology.

Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology uses evidence based psychological therapies and models such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to help understand an individual's thinking, feelings and behaviour. These therapies have been proven to alleviate psychological distress (as recommended by NICE guidelines).

Psychological intervention guidance and care pathway can be provided as a three tier system:

Tier 1 - Downloadable self-help resources and computerised CBT course for depression and anxiety.

Tier 2 - Psychological intervention for Axis I disorders (anxiety/depression) by Psychologists and/or CBT trained clinicians.

Tier 3 - Complex psychological intervention for Axis II disorders by Psychologists.

  • Psychological intervention for psychosis, alcohol/substance misuse, personality disorders and complex trauma reactions.
  • Behavioural analysis/modification for adults/children exhibiting challenging behaviours (including individuals with learning disabilities).
  • Group intervention (psycho-education) – social skills/assertiveness, emotional awareness including anger management, anxiety, depression and effective parenting (Webster-Stratton)

With complete confidentiality, an initial mental health care assessment with our  psychologist can ascertain your diagnosis and level of intervention required.

We can also arrange a mental health care consultation with our Psychologist in the assessment of: 

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Neuro-psychological assessment for individuals with cognitive deficits.

We also provide private Psychiatric Consultations for children, adolescents and adults

How do clinical psychologists help people?

Our Clinical Psychologists specialise in providing psychological assessment and interventions to infants & their families, children, adolescents, adults and couples.  Some patients experience particular emotional or mental health problems, such as depression or schizophrenia, while others have difficulties with their thinking (also known as ‘cognitive’ problems) and these can take many forms, such as problems with memory or perception after a head injury, a learning disability or dementia. 

Our skilled team of Clinical Psychologists provide psychological assessments for a range of issues, including attachment difficulties, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and intellectual, cognitive and learning ability.  We also screen for Autistic Spectrum Disorder.  

We use effective, evidenced-based therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic or Family Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR). All our clinicians, who usually also work within the NHS, receive regular clinical supervision to make sure that each patient gets up-to-date treatment that best fits their individual needs.  

Areas which we can help with include:

  • Behaviour problems
  • Feeding & toileting difficulties
  • Sleep problems
  • School and learning related issues
  • Anxiety (such as phobias, panic attacks, separation anxiety, social anxiety, related to sexual health & reproduction)
  • Low mood/depression
  • Difficulties resulting from trauma (e.g  road accidents, assault, sexual abuse)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Chronic pain
  • Bereavement or loss
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Attachment difficulties
  • Cognitive ability assessment
  • Sexual development
  • Relationship problems
  • General distress 

Psychological problems do not always fall into neat categories and descriptions and you may be experiencing a mix of emotional or psychological issues which bother you and hold you back in some way. 

Initial Assessment

An initial assessment will usually take between 1½ to 3 hours and may be spread over 2 appointments. During the assessment you will be asked about the current problems, relevant history and what you would like to change, address, or gain through psychological therapy.  Working together, you and your psychologist will come to a shared understanding of the problem, discuss the most suitable type of therapy and the approximate number of sessions required.  A short written report of your assessment and initial psychological formulation can be provided if required. 

Therapy sessions

Therapy sessions last about 50 minutes and the frequency of these will be discussed with you after the initial assessment.  We normally recommend a minimum of 2 sessions a month, at two-weekly intervals, for therapy to be effective. 


We provide assessments for adults and children, in personal injury cases and criminal law:

  • Assessment of psychological harm, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Anxiety and Adjustment Disorder in personal injury (e.g Road Traffic Accidents) and medical negligence cases.
  • Pre-sentencing assessments for criminal cases, when a better understanding of a defendant’s psychological functioning is required by a judge in order to determine an appropriate sentence.
  • Assessment of a defendant’s capacity to stand trial in criminal cases.
  • Assessment of aspects of a defendant’s psychological functioning that are pertinent to their case, for example, their memory or intellectual functioning. 

All of our Clinical Psychologists possess private professional indemnity cover and are registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).  

If you would like to book an appointment or require further information on the available options, please do not hesitate to contact our private patient booking team via our online enquiry form.

Alternatively, email Kingsbridge Private Hospital

Treatment Locations

Kingsbridge Private Hospital

811-815 Lisburn Road,

Healthcare Professionals & Consultants

Dr Mark Conachy

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr Jennifer Maguire

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr Catherine Scullion

Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Dr Deborah Walton

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Professor Alastair Black

Consultant Psychotherapist

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Patient Testimonials

"I was in your facility yesterday for a day procedure (operation on my left arm). I wanted to write and express how impressed I was with the facilities and more importantly the staff on the Ward.

Everyone was excellent, and I mean excellent, i don't normally write congratulatory e-mails so this is high praise in my view. The Senior nurse was excellent, as was the Theatre nurse and the anaesthetist. Even the assistants that helped with catering and other duties. All came together to form a great impression of the establishment." Jason Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Kingsbridge Patient
"Amazing 5-star hospital.  Have had other surgery here before on my back.
Yesterday's was a neck disc replacement operation.  I would highly recommend this hospital like a hotel manner. Thanks again guys." Mr Phillips, Kingsbridge Patient
"As hospitals go this one is pretty amazing! Had surgery with Mr Molloy at the end of October and have another one the end of this month. Mr Molloy is a gentleman who puts you at ease right away and ensured my last procedure went smoothly! From start to finish all the hospital staff go above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable and stress free as possible. The facilities are brilliant with the rooms spacious and modern to recover in. Keep up the good work!" Ms Roulston, Kingsbridge Patient
"Can’t praise Kingsbridge Private Hospital enough!! I had an operation a couple of weeks ago and I was so well looked after. My surgeon Mr Rashid was fantastic, and the nursing staff was also fabulous. I found they communicated very well to each other, so everyone knew when my meds were due, my allergies etc. They were so kind, so lovely, constantly checked to see how I was i.e. my temperature etc. The food was fabulous and the catering staff very helpful having had an operation were very happy to accommodate ... Thank you to all!" Ms Cheong, Kingsbridge Patient
"Currently just back from recovery on the ward. I have just had ACL reconstructive surgery on my left knee. What can I say? This place is brilliant. I arrived at 8.35am, taken to the ward at 8.45am (my admission time was 9am). Tended to by a lovely Nurse. Dr Roger Wilson spoke to me around 9.45am, in Theatre for 10am, recovery for 11.10am and now currently back on ward. These guys are awesome. From the consultant to anaesthetist to nurses to cater assistants. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you so much. I am so grateful to everyone at Kingsbridge for the service." Mr McNicholl, Kingsbridge Patient

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