Dr Vicky Kelly

Introduction

Dr Vicky Kelly is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. She has worked with a range of clients across the life span in a variety of settings within the NHS for over fifteen years. She is experienced in working with both emotional and physical health issues. Her work draws on several approaches, including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), Systemic, Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Third Wave CBT including Mindfulness. She takes a flexible and collaborative approach to tailor assessments and interventions to the unique situation and needs of the client.

She is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, the Division of Clinical Psychology, the Faculty for Children and Young People and registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

She also has extensive experience of working with children with a wide range of medical conditions in her current post at Great Ormond Street Hospital. She has published research relating to both emotional and physical health difficulties and presents at numerous national and international conferences

Vicky has specialist assessment and intervention skills across the lifespan through her experience in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and in adult mental health. This has given her the opportunity of working with emotional and behavioural difficulties ranging from simple phobias and separation anxiety to low mood, self-esteem and panic disorders.

Positions Held

Vicky is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with specialist clinical experience of leading and providing a psychology service for adults with congenital heart disease at Barts Heart Centre.

Areas of Expertise

Depression, Anxiety (including Panic, Stress, Phobias and OCD), Self-Esteem, Chronic Pain, Coping with Chronic Illness, Cardiology, Respiratory, Diabetes, Feeding issues, Anxiety around Medical Procedures, Behaviour Management, Toileting issues, Sleep, Parenting & Family interventions, Social Communication difficulties.

Physical Health

Vicky has worked as a Clinical Psychologist in Cardiology, Respiratory (including complex asthma and Cystic Fibrosis), Diabetes, neuromuscular conditions and other life limiting health conditions. She has extensive experience in pain and symptom management and working to help an individual or family to cope with illness and health issues.

Emotional and Mental Health

Vicky has specialist assessment and intervention skills across the lifespan through her experience in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and in adult mental health. This has given her the opportunity of working with emotional and behavioural difficulties ranging from simple phobias and separation anxiety to psychotic depression and emerging personality disorders in adolescents.

Vicky has specialist experience in helping parents manage behaviour difficulties in their children using a Webster Stratton model. She has provided input to Child Development Centres, working alongside consultant paediatricians and speech and language therapists to help children with developmental difficulties. This included contributing to assessments and treatments for children with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder and carrying out cognitive assessments to ascertain a child’s learning strengths and challenges.

Dr Kelly holds private clinics at the following times:

Availability

  • Tuesdays 9 - 4.30pm