Dr. Andy Siddaway. Clinical Psychologist specialising in Children and Young Adults.
Dr Andy Siddaway, Clinical Psychologist BSc (Hons), Dip.CBT., D.Clin.Psy
Andy lives in the Forth Valley area with his wife and son. He has worked in a range of NHS mental health services for 10 years and now splits his week between private practice and an NHS Psychological Trauma Service. When time permits, he conducts research to improve the understanding and treatment of psychological problems.
Andy works with children, adolescents, adults, and families and he has training and experience of working with a wide range of mental health conditions and personal difficulties.
Issues that Andy specialises in helping with include:
- Adjusting to difficult life events (particularly bereavement, trauma, and abuse)
- Finding alternatives to self-harm
- Overcoming long-term difficulties with relationships and identity
- Anxiety-related problems, including worry and phobias
- Stress management
Through psychological therapy, Andy aims to enhance wellbeing and achieve each client’s individual goals, bringing them closer to the person that they want to be and the life that they want to lead. Andy is trained in evidence-based psychological therapies, particularly Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema therapy, Motivational interviewing, and Solution-focused therapy. He selectively draws on appropriate theories and techniques to specifically target each person’s particular psychological problems.
If you are interested in talking to Andy about how he might help you, please contact us for more information.
- Research doctorate: PhD in Clinical Psychology (submitted), University of Stirling
- Professional doctorate: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Hertfordshire
- Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Open College, Birmingham
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Leicester
A Doctorate in Clinical Psychology is the mandatory qualification needed to become a Clinical Psychologist. It prepares qualified Clinical Psychologists to provide high quality, ethical psychological interventions to help people overcome mental health problems.
Andy is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC number: PYL30674), the official regulatory body for Clinical Psychologists in the UK. Its role is to ensure that healthcare professionals are ‘practicing legally, safely and effectively.’