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

Dr Brigid MacCarthy is a chartered Clinical Psychologist. She has practiced within clinical psychology services for over 30 years and held senior roles in managing services. She has worked with a wide age range of adults within the NHS and in academic research and teaching.

She has additional training in executive coaching at Henley Business School and coaches individuals from a range of corporate and public service settings. She also trained as an organisational consultant at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust in London and consults to teams facing crises and change within health and social care services.

Physical Health

Brigid has worked extensively with adults managing the consequences of serious physical health problems and with people who live with distressing uncertainty about their physical wellbeing, including pain and persistent symptoms.

Emotional and Mental Health

Brigid has wide experience of working therapeutically with young people and adults experiencing emotional distress and mental health difficulties. This includes issues with low mood, anxiety and obsessional thinking, 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. She is also interested in helping people to manage sleeping and eating difficulties.

In her approach to assessment and intervention Brigid draws on psychodynamic, narrative and cognitive behavioural therapies, using these approaches flexibly to meet the needs of her clients. She has a particular interest in working psychotherapeutically with cultural difference. She is a qualified dynamic interpersonal therapy (DIT) practitioner.

Professional Accreditations

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

Areas of Expertise


  • Depression
  •  Anxiety & Stress
  • Pain Management
  • Health Anxiety
  • Sleep problems
  • Eating problems
  • OCD
  • Identity issues
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Post traumatic stress disorder and trauma
  • Coaching for career choices
  • Stress and conflict in the workplace