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)