- Dr Max Buchanan
Dr Max Buchanan
Qualifications: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, BSc, PGDip.
Accreditation and registered: Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Availability: Evenings and Saturdays
Dr Max Buchanan is a clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience of working in health and social care supporting people with autism and diverse abilities. Dr Buchanan specialises in the diagnostic assessment of autism in adults. He provides NICE approved diagnostic assessments whilst considering the needs of the whole person. Dr Buchanan recognises that choosing to engage in a diagnostic assessment is a big step so ensures that time is spent building rapport and creating an environment of warmth and curiosity. This means that the sessions can be completed as comfortably and as sensitively as possible. Dr Buchanan brings a strengths-based approach to diagnostic assessment and believes strongly in collaboration as essential to the process.
Dr Buchanan is a Cognitive Analytic Therapist,is EMDR trained and spent many years as a Positive Behaviour Support practitioner. He draws on his knowledge and interests in Autism, complex trauma, embodied work (Polyvagal Theory) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to inform his work.