Dr Chad Shepherd, BA. (Hons), D.Clin.Psych, C.Psychol

Dr. Chad Shepherd is a Clinical Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist with over six years qualified experience. He obtained a first-class undergraduate honours degree in Psychology at London South Bank University. He completed a three-year Doctorate training in Clinical Psychology at UCL (University College London), undertaking clinical work, academic study and research.
Dr. Shepherd works privately as part of the Clinical Health Psychology Team within the
Hypermobility Unit. He has specialist interest in helping people with rheumatologic problems and expertise in pain management. He works with children, adolescents and adults, couples and families, presenting with a wide variety of emotional and/or physical difficulties.
As well as direct patient work, Dr Shepherd also offers consultations to fellow professionals around the psychological management of health difficulties, supervision, and training in the treatment of Long-Term Health Conditions, Chronic Pain, and Medically Unexplained Symptoms. He has presented many talks and workshops about managing long-term health conditions and trauma, both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Shepherd has chartered status with the British Psychological Society and is a Practitioner
Psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council.

Areas of Expertise

Depression, Anxiety, Work Related Stress, Parenting, Family Functioning, OCD, Anger, Chronic Pain, Rheumatology, Hypermobility, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, PoTS, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma, Chronic Illness, Medically Unexplained Symptoms

Positions Held

In addition to his role with the IPC, Dr Shepherd works as a Clinical Psychologist for the NHS atKingston iCope IAPT service (Improving Access to Psychological Therapy), helping people with a wide range of physical health and/or mental health issues.

Physical Health

Chad is highly skilled in providing interventions to help people manage complex conditions with multiple physical symptoms. He has specialist interest in helping people with rheumatologic problems and expertise in pain management, particularly HSD (Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder)/hEDS (hypermobility Ehlers Danlos Syndrome). Through this work he has developed and refined his skills in pain and fatigue management, motivation, rehabilitation and relapse prevention. He has a particular interest in helping individuals with Rheumatological problems.

Emotional and Mental Health

Dr Shepherd is calm, thoughtful and compassionate. Experienced in using a range of therapeutic approaches to help people presenting with common emotional difficulties such as depression, anxiety, OCD and PTSD, he specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). Dr Shepherd has a special interest in treating trauma and phobias.

Dr Shepherd holds a private clinic on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9-5pm.
Tuesday Clinic location: Clapham Therapy Rooms, 76a Battersea Rise, SW11 1EH
Wednesday Clinic location: Queen Anne Street Practice, 55 Queen Anne Street, London, W1G 9JR