Dr Gabrielle Brady is a Principal Counselling Psychologist and Cognitive Analytic Therapist who has worked in mental health services for fifteen years. Gabrielle is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society; the Psychological Society of Ireland and she is a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.
Over this time, she has acquired substantial experience of providing highly specialised and evidence-based therapies, tailored to suit clients across a range of emotional difficulties and complexity. Gabrielle is dedicated to help her clients improve the quality of their lives. She holds the therapeutic relationship at the core of her work and endeavours to create a safe and trusting space for her clients to bring their vulnerability. Gabrielle listens to her clients with compassion, curiosity, and responsiveness.
Gabrielle has spent the past 13 years working in specialist eating disorder services, and since 2019 she has been Principal Psychologist at one of the largest NHS eating disorder services in the UK. She is specialist in the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and Other Specified Eating Disorders (OSFED). Alongside her work with complex eating disorder presentations, she is highly experienced in working with a range of emotional difficulties, including:
Gabrielle has a proven ability to lead and develop services. In her NHS role, she is the Lead Psychologist for a large therapy team; holding responsibility for the organisation, management and leadership of high quality specialist psychology and psychotherapy services to service users. In this role she also provides specialist second opinions and recommendations about assessments & treatment of complex cases.
Gabrielle offers a range of therapeutic models including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), “Enhanced” CBT, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Alongside her clinical work, Gabrielle has presented papers and facilitated workshops at international eating disorder conferences and has provided specialist teaching on doctoral training programmes. She also has substantial experience of providing specialist supervision.
As a therapist and in her consultancy work, Gabrielle has a special interest in early intervention and has played a key role in piloting the now established FREED (First Episode Rapid Intervention for Eating Disorders) pathway in her NHS service.
Gabrielle believes in providing treatments that are proven to be effective. Treatments that are supported by national guidelines for the treatment of psychological disorders and are informed by the latest research.