Dr Maria Tucknott

Clinical Psychologist

BSc (Hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol

Maria is a Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Clinical Psychologist and a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. Maria has over 15 years experience working in NHS mental health settings. 


Maria completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2014 and went on to work in secondary care mental health services with those experiencing severe, complex and enduring needs. Maria worked her way up to the position of senior clinical psychologist which involved therapeutic work along with supervising qualified psychologists, trainee clinical psychologists and trainee counselling psychologists. Maria also carried out autism diagnostic assessments. Maria began part-time private work in 2021 alongside her NHS role and now works full time in private practice.


Maria works with adults (aged 18 and over) who have a wide range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem, trauma and adverse childhood experiences. She also uses a range of therapeutic models such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). 

Maria is able to see clients with the following health insurance: BUPA, AXA PPP, AVIVA, CIGNA and WPA.


I am warm, compassionate and will work collaboratively and non-judgementally with you.

Qualifications & credentials 


  • DClinPsy - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - University of Hertfordshire

  • BSc (Hons) - Psychology - Kingston University

  • Practitioner Psychologist - HCPC

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