Chantell Douglas

Clinical Member

Areas of expertise:


Clinical Psychologist

Who am I?

I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, training and working for over 10 years in the NHS. I’ve worked in a range of paediatric and mental health settings, where I am currently a lead psychologist. I specialise in supporting children and families from a range of family backgrounds when they are feeling stuck, worried or unsure. I offer a compassion-focused, collaborative and non-judgemental approach to help them connect to their unique strengths, skills and values in order to overcome difficulties and move towards their hopes for the future. I trained at Salomons – Canterbury Christ Church University.

You might want to see me if:

I support families when child and young people experience:

  • Fears and worries, anxiety, low mood, behaviour that can challenge, school concerns, friendships or other life stresses
  • Eating, toileting, sleeping and other developmental concerns
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Living with a physical health difficulty
  • Relationship struggles
  • Experiences around sexuality, gender and race

The research suggests that parents are usually best placed to promote positive changes throughout their child’s life. I do a lot of work with parents to understand what their child might be communicating and their underlying emotional needs. I aim to empower parents to build on existing strategies to support their child through these challenges. I can also support parents around what this might bring up for them and the ups and downs of family life. Whenever it may be useful, I can also work with children and young people too.

My style:

I use a range of evidence-based psychology approaches to support children and families to promote their holistic wellbeing.  This includes cognitive behavioural therapy, systemic therapy, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy and compassion-focused therapy approaches. I also draw on solution-focused, conscious and connected parenting, and trauma-informed approaches. I offer short-term work, or we might agree to meet for longer, depending on what most fits your needs. I may also advice on accessing further support.

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