Dr Claire Bullen-Foster is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working within the NHS and independent practice. She has worked across multiple clinical settings throughout her career, within primary and secondary care, inpatient services and mental health crisis services.
Claire qualified in 2007, obtaining her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The University of Manchester and has practiced at Consultant grade in the NHS since 2012. She has extensive experience across a range of clinical presentations including depression, anxiety disorders, long-term physical health conditions, personality disorders, trauma and mental health crisis with adults of all ages.
Claire works with an integrative approach, drawing upon a variety of therapeutic models in order to provide choice, flexibility and the most appropriate intervention for her clients. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy (PIT) are her main modes of work; each bringing strengths to understand and formulate clinical presentations and realise therapeutic change.
Claire holds senior, regional clinical leadership positions with NHS England, which allows her to remain connected at the forefront of clinical innovation and pathway development. At the heart of all her clinical work is her commitment to quality, care and client experience.