About 

Dr Sam Thompson Clinical Psychologist_ed
About Me

I’m Dr Sam Thompson, an experienced clinical psychologist, researcher, and educator. I have worked in the field of mental health and wellbeing since 2005, with roles in NHS services, charity and voluntary sector organisations, academic institutions and in private practice.

I have helped people with a wide range of difficulties: depression, anxiety, work-related stress, relationships, grief and loss, and issues related to sexual and gender identity. I have considerable experience of supporting people who have been through past trauma and abuse. I have worked with adults, young people, couples, and families, as well as organisations and teams.

I draw on a range of approaches in my work, and particularly value Compassion-Focused, Acceptance and Commitment, Solution-Focused and Systemic models of therapy. I have undertaken additional specialist training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Narrative Exposure Therapy for complex trauma.

In addition to In Tune Psychology I currently work in the NHS, where I am a lead psychologist for staff support at a major London hospital. I am an advisor to The Listening Place, a charity offering support to people in suicidal crisis, and regularly provide their volunteers with supervision and training. I am also a member of the British Red Cross Psychosocial Support Team, working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to provide a rapid response to traumatic events overseas, including terrorist incidents, natural disasters, and major accidents.

Qualifications
  • DClinPsych, University of East London (2015)

  • PhD, Royal Holloway University of London (2005)

  • MA, University of Sheffield (2000)

  • MA, University of Cambridge (1999)

Registration and Accreditation
  • HCPC - Registered Clinical Psychologist (PYL32278)

  • British Psychological Society – Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) and Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol)

  • Association of Clinical Psychologists – Full member

Additional Training
  • Foundations in Reflective Practice, Institute of Group Analysis, 2022

  • EMDR Parts 1-3, Richman Training, 2019-20

  • CBT for recovery from childhood abuse, Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, 2019

  • ACT for trauma, Russ Harris, 2018

  • Couples as parents and parents as couples, Tavistock Centre, 2018

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Psychwire, 2018

  • Motivational Interviewing, MINT, 2017

  • Clinical supervision, North Thames Clinical Psychology training programmes, 2017

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, BRIEF, 2016

  • Narrative Exposure Therapy for complex trauma, Vivo International, 2015

  • Solihull Approach for working with children and families, First Steps Hackney, 2014

  • Group facilitation, Cruse Bereavement Counselling, 2012