Dr Frankie Washington is a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and has over 8 years of experience working in private inpatient services, charitable organisations, community outpatient clinics, hospitals, and forensic secure units. Within her experience Frankie has worked with patients of different ages across the lifespan but has specialist experience working with adolescents, young adults and their families.
Frankie takes a relational approach to therapy and believes a strong therapeutic relationship is pivotal to reducing psychological distress and bringing about change. She recognises the bravery in choosing to attend therapy and adopts a gentle and compassionate approach to understanding each individual experience. She specialises in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for a range of disorders but also has experience in third-wave treatments which include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Frankie is always working with a young person through a systemic lens and likes to involve family members in treatment where possible with the intention of providing a more holistic package of care. Frankie can integrate psychological theory from different therapeutic models within her clinical practice.
Frankie also has considerable experience working with those with neurodevelopmental difficulties, such as autism and can tailor treatment where necessary in relation to their social communication needs. In her final year of training Frankie specialised in working with those who present with severe and enduring mental health difficulties which included patients with high levels of suicide risk and forensic backgrounds. Through this experience she has developed skills in carrying out complex psychological assessments and adapting different treatment approaches for comorbid difficulties.
She has experience and training in the treatment of: