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Dr Sophie Hughes

Clinical Psychologist and Founder

D.Clin. Psych, MSc, BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCert.

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registration: PYL32134

About me

I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 16 years experience working in NHS & private mental health services, offering psychological and neurodevelopmental assessments, individual and group therapies, consultancy and training for teams. I hold an Applaud Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy in relation to my work as a university lecturer in Developmental Psychology.  My interests include understanding how our early years shape development, trauma and female presentations of autism and ADHD.  I am passionate about helping families, individuals and organisations identify and appreciate the strengths that come with neurodivergence.  

My core qualifications 

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology -University of Southampton

MSc in Health Psychology- King's College London

Postgraduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions- University of Surrey

BSc (Hons) Psychology - University of the West of England

Relevant training 

Diagnostic interview of ADHD in adults and children (ACE and ACE+)- Professor Susan Young

The Autism Clinical Interview for Adults (ACIA)- Newcastle University 

Adult ADHD assessment and use of the Diagnostic Interview for ADHD in Adults (DIVA)- UKAAN

QbCheck and QbTest administration and interpretation for ADHD- QbTech 

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) - Dr Marianna Murin, Hogrefe

Brief Observation of Symptoms of Autism (BOSA)- Dr Deanna Dow and colleagues

Assessment of ADHD in Children and Young people- Dr Jo Steer

Video Interactive Guidance (VIG) - AVIG UK

Sensory Integration and regulation in Infants and Toddlers- Sensory Integration Education

EMDR (parts, 1, 2, 3 and 4)- EMDR Works

Compassion Focused Therapy for trauma- Dr Deborah Lee 

The Child Attachment and Play Assessment (CAPA) administration- Dr Steve Farnfield

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - Russ Harris

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