Charted Clinical Psychologist.
B.Sc (Hons), D.Clin.Psych, FBPsS, C Psychol. PG Dip in Applied Systemic Theory, MA Systemic Psychotherapy (Family Therapy)
Dr Coles is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a member of the Division of Clinical Psychology, a fellow of the British Psychological Society as well as a member of the Health Professionals Council. She is also a qualified Systemic Psychotherapist (Family Therapist).
She studied Psychology at the University of Liverpool before working in the NHS as a Research and Assistant Clinical Psychologist. She completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University College London in 2008. She has worked in the NHS for over 13 years NHS in a range of clinical settings including with children and young people, older adults, and people with Intellectual Disabilities around a wide range of clinical issues including adjustment to diagnoses, and long term health conditions.
Dr Coles has 8-years post-qualification experience working in the NHS as a chartered Clinical Psychologist in Oxfordshire for individuals, groups, families and staff teams. She provides teaching to Southampton, Oxford and Salomon’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral Courses. She regularly supervisors others and receives supervision on both her private and NHS work.
She works using a range of talking therapies including; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systemic psychotherapy, and Narrative approaches. She believes in important to work alongside her clients to gain a shared understanding and approach to difficulties, tailoring interventions to meet the individual needs and preferences of her clients. Dr Coles has a special interest in systemic models of working, and completed her post-graduate diploma in applied systemic practice in June 2013. She is now undertaking a Masters in Systemic Psychotherapy.