Dr Gracie McLaven

Clinical Psychologist DClinPsy

Dr Gracie McLaven is a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in working with families, predominantly with parents, who have adopted, fostered or are under a special guardianship order. Dr McLaven is currently leading on our nationally-offered therapeutic parenting group, the Empowering Parents Therapeutic Parenting Group and oversees the Empowering Parents Therapeutic Parenting Hub.

Dr McLaven also works individually with adults who are experiencing a range of mental health challenges which are impacting their day-to-day life, such as depression and/or anxiety. She also supports the Neurodivergent pathway within Serendipity Psychology Services and offers neuropsychological assessments for ADHD and Autism.

Dr McLaven offers work remotely via video call which can provide a flexible approach to therapy. Her work is trauma informed and underpinned by attachment theory and she draws on a range of theoretical approaches such as Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP – Level 1 trained), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), and Brief Solution Focused Therapy.

Dr McLaven is committed to transparent and ethical practice and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Professional Registrations & Memberships

For more information, and to book a consultation, please contact Serendipity Psychology today. Whether you are looking for individual therapy, couples therapy or family therapy, Serendipity Psychology can assist you today – offering online & face-to-face sessions.