Dr Liz White
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
BSc (Hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS
Liz is a Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Clinical Psychologist, Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist and an Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society.
Liz has over 19 years of experience in working in NHS mental health settings and received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2007. After qualifying, Liz worked for thirteen years in older people's services, completing her NHS career as Head of Service, providing clinical leadership and managing a team of qualified, trainee and assistant psychologists. Since 2017 Liz has worked privately on a part time basis. She now focuses all of her time on private provision of psychological services, and founded Harley Clinical Psychology to help people access high quality psychological therapy quickly; something that she is particularly passionate about.
Liz spent her early career working as an assistant psychologist in an NHS secondary care therapy service and a learning disabilities service. During her doctoral training she broadened her skills working with a range of client groups, across therapeutic approaches including cognitive behaviour therapy, and spent her final year specialising in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adults and young people at the world renowned Tavistock Clinic in London.
These experiences have shaped Liz into a psychologist who is warm, compassionate and helps each client feel supported through their therapy journey. She has significant experience of working with people from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, and with those who present with complex problems and histories. Liz is skilled in being able to flexibly use different therapeutic modalities to help clients reach their individual goals.
I am truly passionate about empowering people to make meaningful changes in their lives
Qualifications & credentials
DClinPsy - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - University of Hertfordshire
BSc (Hons) - Psychology with Clinical Psychology - University of Kent
CPsychol - Chartered Clinical Psychologist - British Psychological Society
AFBPsS - Associate Fellow - British Psychological Society
CSci - Chartered Scientist - British Psychological Society/Science Council
Practitioner Psychologist - HCPC
Particular areas of interest & expertise
Liz has particular expertise and interest in the difficulties listed below, but has significant experience in working with a broad range of issues. Liz mainly works with adults over 18.
Improving self esteem, self confidence and self criticism
Difficulties with low mood and anxiety
Perfectionism and imposter syndrome
Trauma in childhood and abusive relationships
Body image & appearance concerns
Obsessional thinking and compulsive behaviour/OCD
Resilience building, stress management & burnout
Ageing, transitions and adjustments in later life
Problems in relationships/interpersonal concerns
We worked together to find solutions, she didn't lead me or tell me what to do, and empowered me to know that I have control of my mental wellbeing.
Very knowledgeable, has shared a lot of really helpful content/tools that has helped me to progress and feel empowered to cope.
My sessions with Liz genuinely changed my life, and helped me to become someone I didn't think I was capable of being.
I am so pleased to have worked with Liz and I don't know where I would be now without her.