Dr Joanna Mary

Clinical Psychologist


Based at Chapel Allerton, Cookridge, CrossgatesRoundhay


Dr Joanna Mary is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist.  She is registered as a practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council (PYL18603) and she is a member of both the British Psychological Society and the Division of Clinical Psychology (membership number: 074508).


Joanna obtained her BSc in Psychology at the University of East London in 1995 and she qualified as a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire in 2004.  She also obtained an MA and post-graduate diploma in Working with Groups, at the Tavistock Clinic in affiliation with the University of East London in 2012.


Joanna has over twenty years experience of working in NHS mental health services.  She has worked with people with a wide range of mental health issues in GP surgeries, community mental health centres, inpatient units, forensic settings and specialist services in London, Hertfordshire, Essex and Yorkshire. 


Joanna has specialist skills in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, abuse and neglect and self-harm.  She is skilled in carrying out psychological assessments, and individual and group therapy and she is also experienced in supervising other psychologists and training and supporting staff groups. 


Joanna's research has been in exploring childhood attachment issues and the experiences of vulnerable children, foster carers and staff in the care system.  She has also studied group and organisational dynamics and discrimination extensively and she has a particular interest in understanding the way that mental health problems are viewed in society.


Joanna is able to work in an integrative way, drawing on a range of evidence-based psychological therapies, including cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, compassion focused therapy, solution-focused therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive analytic therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy.


Joanna has always been committed to finding a way of meeting the individual needs of the people she works with.  She is conscientious, transparent, professional, thorough and compassionate in the way she works and she has a good sense of humour.  Joanna values the importance of having a good work/life balance and she enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as music, art and physical exercise.




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