Dr. Anwen Goodwin

Clinical Psychologist


Dr. Goodwin is a Clinical Psychologist registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council, and a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), including the Division of Clinical Psychology. She is experienced in working with clients of all ages including children, adolescents, and adults. Dr Goodwin provides assessment, consultation and therapeutic interventions for a range of psychological issues, for individuals and their families. She specialises in working with looked-after and adopted children and their carers/families to address emotional and behavioural difficulties linked to disrupted early attachments and developmental trauma. Dr Goodwin is also experienced in working with: adults, who have a history of childhood trauma; adoptive parents; families and partners caring for relatives with dementia; adults who have experienced traumatic events or struggle with specific phobias.


Dr Goodwin uses a number of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic Family Therapy, Narrative Therapy (and therapeutic stories for children and adolescents), and Psychodynamic therapy. She is trained in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (family-based attachment therapy); Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR – for difficulties including trauma, phobias and anxiety) and trauma-focused CBT approaches.

In addition to her independent practice, Dr Goodwin works for a specialist looked-after and adopted children’s mental health team, within the NHS, providing assessment and intervention for children and young people with attachment difficulties. She works closely with partner agencies in Social Care and Education and carries out cognitive assessments as well as complex neuro-developmental assessments as well as offering specialist interventions and training. She has been working with children, families and adults in NHS mental health services since 2007, in a range of services across the country.

Dr Goodwin has also trained as a clinical supervisor and works with the University of Leicester DClinPsy course as an Honorary Clinical Tutor. She contributes to the child teaching strand and can offer teaching sessions on “Introduction to attachment difficulties”, “Working with looked-after, high risk and vulnerable adolescents”; “Using stories therapeutically with children and adolescents”; “Diagnostic Dilemmas: ASD, ADHD and attachment difficulties”.

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