Dr Elaine McMullan

Associate Clinical Psychologist
BSc (Hons), DClinPsy

Dr Elaine McMullan is a Senior Clinical Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). She has worked in the NHS for over 10 years and has gained a broad range of experience of working with children and adults experiencing a variety of psychological and mental health difficulties. In more recent years, she has particularly focused on supporting people experiencing psychosis and those who might attract a diagnosis of personality disorder.

Within Elaine’s current role in private practice, she offers therapeutic work for adults with a range of psychological difficulties. Elaine draws on a number of therapeutic approaches in her work including cognitive analytic therapy (CAT), mindfulness, schema, and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). She has also recently completed additional training in compassion focused therapy, which she applies to her individual therapeutic work and to her work with staff teams.

Through working in the NHS over the last decade, Elaine has experience of working with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, relational difficulties, traumatic life experiences, attachment difficulties and cognitive problems.

In her current NHS role she works into a forensic inpatient and outpatient service delivering evidence based psychological interventions to adults with complex mental health difficulties who have had contact with the criminal justice system. A large part of her role involves staff support, supervision, and team formulation.

Elaine has a keen interest in teaching and training and has taught on the BSC in ‘Personality Disorder’; ‘Forensic’ teaching for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology; and she has guest lectured in the ‘Mental Health’ teaching block for Associate Practitioners at the University of Leeds.