Dr Caroline Shinner
Qualifications: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, MSc in Applied Neuropsychology, BSc (Hons) in Psychology.
Accreditation and registered: Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Availability: Wednesdays and Thursdays
Dr Caroline Shinner is a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years’ experience of working in NHS services with adults with complex mental health difficulties, and with adults with acquired brain injuries and neurological conditions.
Dr Shinner offers a friendly and compassionate approach, working alongside individuals to identify appropriate and effective evidence-based interventions to address the agreed goals for therapy. Dr Shinner works with a wide range of psychological difficulties. She specialises in addressing the impact of traumatic experiences and problematic repeating patterns of relating with the self and/or others, using Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). She is currently undergoing further training to become an accredited CAT Practitioner. Dr Shinner also draws on the following therapeutic approaches: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Dr Shinner also provides assessments and therapeutic interventions to adults with acquired brain injuries (including traumatic brain injury and stroke) and neurological conditions (including spinal injuries, multiple sclerosis, and functional neurological disorders). Assessments may include neuropsychological/cognitive assessments and mental capacity assessments, while therapeutic work may include strategies to support cognitive functioning, supporting the adjustment to brain injury or neurological condition, and helping people to live a fulfilling life alongside their health condition.
In line with professional guidance, Dr Shinner receives regular clinical supervision and engages in continuing professional development.