The Clinical Psychology Practice was established in 2009 by Dr Hannah Bashforth and Dr Sophie Halliday to provide expert, evidence-based psychological services within the private sector. Hannah and Sophie trained together at the University of Manchester where they qualified as Clinical Psychologists in 2007.
After gaining a first class undergraduate psychology degree at Liverpool University (2002) she worked for 2 years at the Institute of Psychiatry on a large research study investigating the effectiveness of CBT & Family Interventions in severe and enduring mental health problems. Hannah went on to complete her Clinical Psychology Doctorate at Manchester University (2007) whilst developing a specialist interest in clinical health psychology. Since then she has worked as a Registered Clinical Psychologist in the NHS both full-time and part-time, since 2007, across a number of large hospital Trusts in the North West. Hannah is currently research lead for the Pain Management Programme Team at The Walton Centre for Neurology & Neurosurgery.
Hannah has worked in private practice since 2009. She has over 5 years experience preparing medico-legal reports for the Court in complex clinical negligence and personal injury cases. Hannah has over 10 years experience in chronic pain, she can provide highly specialised advice and opinion in complex cases where physical health (e.g. fibromyalgia) interplay with psychological difficulties. Hannah also has a specialist interest in young adults with chronic pain
Private Clinic: Wednesday Evenings
Sophie completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with Healing Arts at the University of Derby (2000). She then went on to undertake research in Alcohol and Drug Misuse at Liverpool John Moores University whilst continuing her studies at The University of Manchester where she gained a Master of Science Degree in Applied Psychology (2004). She progressed her career by working with older adults both as a researcher with The University of Manchester and as an Assistant Psychologist for the NHS. Sophie completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The University of Manchester (2007). Since qualifying she has been employed by the NHS as a Clinical Psychologist working with adolescents and adults presenting with a wide range of mental health problems. Prior to her current role as a Liaison Psychologist, Sophie specialised for five years in working with individuals with eating disorders.
Sophie has worked in private practice since 2009.
Private Clinic: Tuesday Evenings
Clinical Psychologists hold a Protected Title, this means that you can only call yourself a Clinical Psychologist if you meet a high level of doctoral level training, competence and expertise. These standards are set by The Health Professions Council and endorsed by The British Psychological Society.