Dr Miranda Budd

Associate Clinical Psychologist
DClinPsy, BSc (Hons)

Dr Budd is a Clinical Psychologist and is registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She qualified in 2009 and has worked with both adolescents and adults in community, inpatient, forensic, secure and social care settings. In these roles Dr Budd completed assessments and formulations with young people and their families. Where appropriate, Dr Budd is able to make use of psychometric measures and neuropsychometric tests. For some young people a more in-depth risk assessment, such as the Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth (SAVRY) was also completed.

Dr Budd’s therapy work has included many one-to-one sessions and work with families and systems around the individual. Dr Budd uses the training and clinical experience she has to work with individuals who are struggling with a variety of difficulties, including trauma symptoms, PTSD, anxiety related problems such as OCD, social anxiety, panic attacks, health anxiety and phobias, low mood, depression, anger, low self-esteem and confidence issues relating to work or school. The assessment process and individual client then guides what evidence-based intervention Dr Budd provides in order to help. Her work is informed by a number of therapeutic modalities, namely, cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), eye movement, desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), meta-cognitive therapy (MCT), motivational interviewing (MI), systemic and attachment theory. As therapy moves forwards she evaluates progress to help ensure a satisfactory result for all.

Dr Budd has worked in private practice since 2010, accepting referrals from agencies, insurance companies and individuals to complete assessments and therapy interventions with a variety of presentations. She completes the required reports for all individuals she is working with.

In addition to working directly with clients, Dr Budd also has experience in providing supervision to other health and social care professionals, on both an individual and group level. In both a young offenders institute and social care setting Dr Budd has provided training to prison officers and children’s home staff in how to work with young people within an attachment and trauma framework. Dr Budd then followed up this teaching with monthly consultation sessions with staff. Dr Budd also teaches members of Greater Manchester Police who are on a specialist-interviewing course about child development and interviewing traumatised victims and perpetrators.