Dr Debbie Hanson
BSc (Hons) ClinPsyD
Based at Sheffield
Dr Debbie Hanson is a qualified Clinical Psychologist with Northern Clinical Psychology Services (NCPS). She attended the University of Sheffield where she obtained a BSc Honours degree in Psychology in 2002. She later attended the University of Leicester to undertake a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, qualifying in 2010. She is formally registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council (PYL26133).
Before qualifying as a clinical psychologist, Debbie worked in the private sector Brain Injury Rehabilitation Services. She also worked for a number of years in the NHS, first as an assistant psychologist before moving on to be a primary care graduate mental health practitioner where her role was to deliver CBT based care for people with depression and anxiety.
During her training Debbie acquired the clinical competence to work with clients across the life span. Her training included working within diverse services, including primary care, physical health, learning disabilities, children and families, brain injury and neurological enablement services.
After qualifying, she worked initially within NHS child and adolescent mental health service, helping children and young people with neurological and developmental conditions such as Tourette’s Syndrome, Autism and ADHD.
She later obtained a position in an NHS Older Peoples’ Mental Health and Dementia Service. Her role was to work with clients experiencing range of complex mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, adjustment problems to life transitions, brain injury, trauma and cognitive impairment.
Debbie is able to provide psychological assessment and therapeutic interventions across the age range. She is trained to work with families and other professionals. She can draw upon a number of psychological theories and models derived from cognitive/behavioural, psychodynamic, narrative and systemic approaches to inform her work.
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