Dr Charis Green, Clinical Psychologist
Hello - I am Charis, Clinical Psychologist and life long animal lover.
I have been a qualified Clinical Psychologist for 5 years, and have worked in mental health in the NHS for 10 years. Becoming a Clinical Psychologist involves completing an undergraduate degree in Psychology, gaining clinical experience, and then completing a three year clinical doctorate in the NHS. Clinical Psychologist is a protected title, and can only be used by those registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC); you can check the register here.
My clinical background and experience has been working with those with complex mental health difficulties, often who have experienced trauma, and who have struggled to engage in traditional therapy. I have significant experience in working with Looked After young people. I specialise in working with developmental and relational trauma, and aim to provide both a trauma informed and trauma focused service.
After qualifying, I have done further specialist training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. This is alongside clinical models gained during my training, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). I have specialised in making therapy feel safer for people who (for many understandable reasons) are unsure about engaging in therapy.
Alongside running Beyond the Clinic Room, I am also a Clinical Psychologist on an adolescent mental health ward in the NHS, where I work alongside therapy dog Jara. I also act as an expert witness for family court, completing psychological assessments for adolescents who are at risk, and have complex mental health difficulties.