Clinical Associates in Applied Psychology (CAAPS)

All of our Clinical Associates are well experienced and registered with BPS and BABCP.




Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology

I am a Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology and Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP).

I have a First Class Honours Degree in Psychology (BSc), a Masters Degree (MSc) in Psychological Therapy in Primary Care. I am also a qualified Hypnotherapist, having completed the Certificate, Diploma and Practitioner’s Diploma in Hypnotherapy with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis. In addition I am a qualified Reiki practitioner and a mindfulness trainer. I can provide mindfulness sessions to individuals, groups and organisations.

My current and previous posts have equipped me with a deeper understanding of the intricacies of working with both youths and adults. I have gained clinical competencies in providing individual and group interventions to youths and adults presenting with a range of psychological issues across the mental health spectrum. I take a holistic approach in providing a non-judgmental, empathic stance in helping you move forward. 


Donna Hughes

Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology

I am a Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology. I completed my Master of Science (MSc) postgraduate qualification in Psychological Therapy in Primary Care in 2012 which is accredited with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and I am a registered member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I have a Master of Arts Honours (MA Hons) degree in Psychology from the University of Glasgow and a Distinction grade Diploma (O.A.Dip) in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

I have over 10 years clinical and research experience in various organisations within NHS trusts and private healthcare providers. I provide evidence-based treatments for individuals and offer a range of therapeutic models and individually tailored approaches to best meet your needs. I have experience of working with a wide range of emotional and psychological issues. My compassionate approach provides you with a safe and calm environment in which you can explore these difficulties and the impact they may be having on many areas of your life.

I am trained in the assessment, formulation and treatment of Eating Disorder diagnoses using Enhanced CBT (CBT-e). Bespoke treatment plans are developed collaboratively and some of the treatment approaches I use can include, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational interviewing, Compassion-focused therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)


Gavin Rodgers

Clinical Associate in applied psychology

I am a Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology and a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). After initially achieving a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree (BA Hons) in Management and Business Law, I later moved into psychology by obtaining a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree (BSc Hons) in Psychology and a Master of Science Degree (Msc) in Psychological Therapies for Adults in Primary Care; both courses are accredited by the BPS.

I have over 5 years of experience working for the NHS and I specialise in providing therapy for individuals suffering from a range of mental health difficulties. I place a great deal of importance in building a therapeutic relationship with my clients so that they feel safe and understood because engaging with therapy can be a daunting process. My aim is to deliver assessment, formulation* and treatment by working collaboratively with individuals and creating a specifically tailored intervention for that person. I have experience in delivering a variety of evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp). I have used these approaches to treat difficulties such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, low self-esteem and grief.

Outside of individual therapy, I have experience in teaching CBT to groups; working with autism and learning disability; as well as working in Brain Injury Rehabilitation.

*A psychological formulation is the process of understanding a person’s current difficulties in relation to the individual’s life events, relationships and social circumstances.