Clinical Psychology Team

Meet the Team


Dr Mandy Forbes MA (Hons), MSc, D.Clin Psychol is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Mandy is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.  


Mandy is trained in a number of psychological therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She has a Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis and a Diploma in Sports Psychology. She is EMDR 4 level trained. 


A former Clinical Lead of Clinical Health Psychology, NHS Tayside, Mandy has a number of years experience working in Adult Mental Health, with clients experiencing a range of psychological/mental health problems, such as depression, and anxiety problems (Panic Disorder, OCD, Phobias, PTSD, Social Anxiety) and with clients experiencing psychological problems related to their physical health. She has worked in both the NHS and Private sector for a number of years. 


Mandy has worked with Emergency Organisations providing input to Post Trauma intervention teams. She has also served on UK and Scottish Psychology Committees, related to psychological treatment and policy guidelines. She has held honorary lectureships at St Andrews Medical School and the University of Dundee Psychology Department.


Mandy has a special interest and experience related to Mental Health and Psychological Problems related to sports performance. (See Psychology in Sport Page).


Mandy is registered with a number of Private Healthcare Insurance Companies.



Mrs Caroline Guthrie MA (Hons) M Phil Clinical Psychology is a Principal Clinical Psychologist. Caroline is registered with the Health And Care Professionals Council (HCPC).She is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society.


Caroline is trained in a number of psychological therapies based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model. She has been trained in Mindfulness and in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She is EMDR trained and was lead psychologist in a Community Rehabilitation Service. Her work has spanned a range of severity of psychological problems including working with clients with mild to very severe mental health difficulties. She has taught on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology course in Edinburgh on Solution Focused interventions and supervised qualified clinical psychologists, trainee psychologists, other mental health clinicians and community staff. She is trained in Behaviour Family Therapy - an intervention to help families struggling to cope with a family member suffering from mental health problems.


Caroline's role within Sports Mind Scotland is to offer more generalised psychological treatments. She can offer clients individualised assessment and treatment for anxiety (including social phobia, simple phobias, generalized anxiety and OCD), depression and post trauma difficulties in order to improve day-to-day living or quality of life. Caroline has experience in working in CBT groups with people with depression, anxiety and health conditions such as Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia.  Caroline has been a clinician in the NHS for 25 years.


Caroline is registered with a number of Private Healthcare Insurance Companies.


 Mrs Penelope Fraser MA(Hons), MSc, DipClin Hyp, CHSM. Mrs Penelope Fraser is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Penelope is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). She is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.


Penelope is trained in various psychological treatments including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement and Desensitisation (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Neurolinguistic Processing (NLP), Timeline Therapy, Mindfulness, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). She has a Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and was, formally, the Clinical Lead in Clinical Health Psychology in NHS Tayside. She also taught on the Clinical Psychology Course at University of Edinburgh. She was an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Abertay and lectured, as requested, to Doctors, Dentists, Clinical Psychologists, medical students and to patient self-help groups. Penelope was one of the National Assessors for Clinical Psychology in the UK advising Heads of Departments and Health Boards as necessary. She was a member of working groups on the Scottish Intercollegiate Network (SIGN) which develop evidence-based guidelines to help health and social care professionals and patients make evidence-based decisions about healthcare.


Penelope provides a number of treatments for a variety of psychological conditions treatment for patients who had psychological reactions either to their physical injury/disease or to the medical treatment that is required or to the impact that such events or accidents have had on their lives. She also helps people who have various psychological problems including abuse (physical, emotional, sexual, verbal), anxiety disorders (post-traumatic stress [PTSD], phobias, psychological or emotional difficulties relating to long term physical health issues (including Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Skin Conditions, Unexplained Medical Conditions), panic disorders, health anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders [OCD]), eating disorders, body image problems, low mood and depression, low self-esteem and low self-confidence and psychosexual problems.


Penelope’s role within Sports Mind Scotland is to provide a number of differing psychological treatments following individualised psychological assessment.


Penelope has worked in the private sector for over 30 years. She treats adults and teenagers (15+ years). She is an accredited therapist with many of the Private Insurance Companies.

 

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