Dr Louise O’Rourke is a qualified, HCPC registered Clinical Health Psychologist. Louise obtained a BSc in Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University before completing an MSc in Health Psychology at the University of Bath. Louise then went onto complete further training and qualified as a Health Psychologist, prior to completing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool.
Through her experience in the primary care setting, Louise has worked with people of all ages who experience various mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression, trauma, stress management and difficulties with emotional regulation and relationships. Louise also has an interest in the impact of physical health on psychological functioning and has worked with people who present with various chronic health conditions, including chronic pain and Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS).
Louise believes it is important to tailor therapy to the individual and works closely with people to help make sense of the things they find difficult and come to an understanding of how they would like their life to be different. In order to do this, Louise uses an integrative approach which draws upon various psychological models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT).