Dr Victoria Kinnear is chartered clinical psychologist who has experience working across a wide range of settings across the UK within the NHS and more recently in private practice. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Edinburgh in 2012. Since this time, she has works in community and inpatient mental health services, residential care homes, and neuropsychological services.
During her career, she has worked with adults and older people with a range of mental health difficulties and neurodegenerative conditions such as social anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, and depression. She has a particular interest in offering support to those experiencing emotional distress in the context of caring for a significant other with mental and physical health difficulties, and dementia. She is empathic and passionate about providing effective, and accessible interventions at the time when it is most needed.
Her work is predominately within the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework whilst incorporating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) skills training. She uses an integrative approach, which means she combines these therapeutic models to enable her to provide a tailored intervention to suit the needs of the people she supports. The needs of her clients are at the forefront of all the works she does.