Trainee Clinical Psychologist
Gracie McLaven is training to become a doctor in Clinical Psychology at King’s College London. Prior to this she worked in the National Health Service (NHS) and Social Care as a Senior Assistant Psychologist for five years. Gracie has worked in a range of therapeutic areas, primarily in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), and Children Social Care. Further to this she has worked in an Adult Autism and ADHD team as well as with adults experiencing acute mental health crisis in an Accident & Emergency department.
Gracie draws on a range of theoretical approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), and Brief Solution Focused Therapy. Her work is underpinned by attachment theory and she takes a trauma informed approach. Gracie is skilled in undertaking cognitive and neuropsychological assessments for young children through to adults.
Gracie has an extensive research background and has published two research articles. The focus of the research was on reducing anxiety in adults with Autism and exploring new ways of facilitating contact between looked after and adopted children and their siblings. Further to this she has presented her research findings at an international conference for Autism in San Francisco.
2018 – current: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, King’s College London
2016 – 2017: Master of Science in Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience, City, University London
2009 – 2012: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Nottingham Trent University
Professional Registrations & Memberships:
British Psychological Society (BPS)
BPS – Division of Clinical Psychology
Association of Clinical Psychology – UK (ACP-UK)
For more information, and to book a consultation with Gracie McLaven please contact Serendipity Psychology today. Whether you’re looking for individual therapy, couples therapy or family therapy, Serendipity Psychology can assist you today – offering online & face-to-face sessions.