Dr Amy Kirby is a Clinical Psychologist, qualifying from the University of Birmingham in 2012 and having gained a wealth of experience working in both the NHS and private sector. She has worked predominantly with adults, in both community mental health settings and inpatient forensic settings, however do have some experience of working with children and families. She works with a range of presenting difficulties such as difficulties with emotional regulation, depression and anxiety, trauma and PTSD, personality disorder and bipolar disorder.
Her aim to support a collaborative therapy process, developing a joint understanding of a person’s journey to where they are today as well as developing a joint plan of how to move forward, develop new skills and develop the resources and resilience to cope with their difficulties. She aims to provide a safe environment to explore these difficulties and develop new ideas. Her primary goal is to support a person to work towards their recovery, and work towards the therapy goals that are important to them.
Amy’s therapy makes use of a number of therapy models depending on the needs of each person and will be tailored to those needs. She takes from models including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), compassion focused therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and eye movement, desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR). Mindfulness techniques are an important part of my practice and are often incorporated into therapy.