Dr David Barry

Dr David Barry is a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years’ clinical experience working in the public and private sectors, as well as within research settings. Over the course of his career, David has worked with patients across the lifespan and in various settings, and has accumulated significant experience working with adults. 

David completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, after doing much of his earlier psychological training in Ireland. He has always harboured an interest in the larger questions of life, leading him to complete a master’s degree in Philosophy alongside his training in Psychology. David sees our mental health as closely related to wider issues of meaning, purpose, and the universal struggles of the human condition. He believes that mental health difficulties can be a useful starting point for longer-term growth. 

David’s primary therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based therapies and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR). He further draws upon attachment theory and systemic approaches to help understand the wider context around a person’s difficulties. David therefore offers an adaptable and integrative therapeutic framework to best meet the individual’s needs. David offers both short and long-term interventions and has experience supporting individuals who present with: 

David acknowledges that it can be difficult for people experiencing mental health problems to know where to start when trying to access a quality service to help them through the difficult times in their life. He values that The Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic offers a well-tailored service for people to access the help they need, safe in the knowledge that their therapist is appropriately trained, passionate about what they do and utilising evidence-based therapies.