Dr Clarabella Gray is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. She also holds the title of Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) with the British Psychological Society, which is legally recognised and reflects the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise. Clarabella completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with the North Wales Clinical Psychology Programme. Prior to this, she achieved an MSc in Mental Health Studies (Distinction), a BSc in Psychology (First Class Honours), a Postgraduate Diploma in Criminological Psychology and a Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment.
Throughout her career Clarabella has worked with clients of all ages in a variety of health and social care settings, including the NHS, forensic mental health services, the charity sector, and in private practice. She has also published research on risk and resilience to secondary trauma and burnout in the helping professions. Clarabella has significant experience of working with severe and enduring mental health problems, particularly personality disorder and complex trauma. Alongside her current NHS work in this area, she provides specialist assessment and therapeutic support to adoptive children and families.
Clarabella’s therapeutic approach is warm, compassionate, and collaborative. She is experienced in a number of therapies, including Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mentalization-Based Treatment, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, and Attachment-focused Therapy. She uses these to meet the diverse needs and goals of clients, including difficulties with: