Dr Brigid MacCarthy BA (Oxon), MSc, BPS DipClin Psych, CPsychol

Dr Brigid MacCarthy is a chartered Clinical Psychologist, with over 30 years of experience working therapeutically with adults of all ages. She uses a range of evidence-based psychotherapies, including psychodynamic, narrative and cognitive behavioural (CBT) approaches. Brigid offer both time limited and longer-term therapy. She is a qualified dynamic interpersonal therapy (DIT) practitioner and has a particular interest in working psychotherapeutically with identity and cultural difference.

Brigid has worked with a wide range of adults within the NHS and in academic research and teaching over the years. She also trained in executive coaching at Henley Business School and as an organisational consultant at the Tavistock Centre in London. She can provide coaching to individuals from a range of corporate and public service settings, and she consults to whole team facing crises and change. 

Emotional and Mental Health

Brigid has wide experience of working therapeutically with older adolescents and adults experiencing emotional distress and mental health difficulties. This includes issues with low mood, anxiety and obsessional thinking, and with concerns about self image, identity and relationships. She works with people struggling to process traumatic experiences, whether these are single or recurring deeply distressing or disturbing events, and is also interested in helping people to manage sleeping and eating difficulties.


Brigid works with people who are struggling in their role as a parent of a distressed or challenging child. She provides individual therapy to parents who want to explore how these difficulties are impacting on them within the context of their own life experiences and needs.

Physical Health

Brigid has worked extensively with adults managing the long-term consequences of serious physical health problems and with people who live with distressing uncertainty about their physical wellbeing.

Professional Accreditations

Brigid is a member of the British Psychological Society, and its Clinical and Leadership and Management Divisions and Faculty of Psychosis and Complex Needs. She is a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council and as a registered DIT practitioner, she is accredited with the British Psychoanalytic Council.

Areas of Expertise

  • Depression
  • Loss and bereavement
  •  Anxiety & stress
  • Anger management
  • Health Anxieties
  • OCD
  • Trauma & post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Sleep problems
  • Eating problems
  • Identity issues
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Coaching for career choices
  • Workplace stress and conflict