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Dr Natalie Briant
Clinical Psychologist

07792 032872
info@OxfordshireChildPsychology.co.uk

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Qualifications

  • MA Hons (Oxon) Experimental Psychology, Oxford University - 1996
  • D. Clin. Psych. (Doctorate of Clinical Psychology), Oxford Doctoral Course for Clinical Psychology - 2001
  • Level 1 Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy - 2012

Affiliations

  • Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Member of the Division of Clinical Psychologists (DCP) and the Child & Young People Faculty of the BPS
  • Member of the Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS) of the BPS

Positions Held

  • 2004 - Present - Clinical Psychologist in Northamptonshire working as part of the wider Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) team in various capacities working with children with a range of mental health difficulties, physical disability and learning difficulties. Most recently held post: Clinical Lead for Looked-after and Adopted Children's team
  • 2003-2004 - Clinical Psychologist in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health team in Berkshire
  • 2001-2002 - Work as a volunteer Clinical Psychologist in Egypt
  • Prior to qualification - work as an Assistant Psychologist with People with Learning Disability and in a medium-secure setting with adults with severe mental health difficulties

Experience

  • Children with mental health difficulties such as anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, low mood, difficulties following separation or divorce
  • Assessment of children for neuro-developmental disorders such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Asperger's, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Work with bereaved children or those who are struggling with loss
  • Work with children struggling with anger management
  • Cognitive assessment (to check learning level, for specific difficulties or for giftedness)
  • Children with physical disabilities coping with the emotional sequelae of this
  • Working with parents to overcome difficulties such as behavioural problems, attachment difficulties, sleep problems, faddy eating,
  • Work with children who are struggling with relational difficulties
  • Work with children with poor self esteem

Publications

  • Robson, S. & Briant, N. (2009) 'What did they think? An evaluation of the satisfaction and perceived helpfulness of a training programme developed as an indirect intervention for foster carers' Journal of Adoption & Fostering 33(2) 33-44
  • Briant, N. & Kennedy, A. (2004) 'Field Report: An Investigation of the Perceived Needs and Priorities held by African Refugees in an Urban Setting in a First Country of Asylum'. Journal of Refugee Studies 17 (4) 437-459
  • Cook, N. (2002) 'Cross Cultural Work: A whole new world?' Clinical Psychology 18 (October) 14-19
  • Cook, N., Childs, L. & Tyrrell, S. (2001) 'User involvement: developing the confidence to learn together'. Clinical Psychology Forum 150 (April) 23-26
  • Cook, N. (2000) 'Choosing a Clinical Course'. Clinical Psychology Forum 144 (October) 45-46
  • Doctoral Research: 'Stories People Tell: An investigation of the narratives of personal stories told by autistic and non-autistic children and adolescents' (2001)
We are both registered with the HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council) and BPS (British Psychological Society) and abide by their professional codes of conduct and ethics. We both have an enhanced DBS check (previously called a CRB check) and hold professional liability insurance.

Interventions offered are likely to be based upon Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Attachment Therapy or draw upon other well recognised and evidenced theories. It is possible to access OCP's services through some private health insurance policies.

We both attend regular clinical supervision sessions in order to maintain the quality of the therapy offered and keep up to date with advances in clinical psychology by attending relevant Continued Professional Development Events.

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