My name is Deborah Thorp consultant clinical psychologist, I am both registered and chartered as a clinical psychologist in the UK. I have duel qualifications in child developmental psychology and clinical psychology. I have a BA (Hons.) in psychology, an MSc in developmental psychology and an MD in clinical psychology (Doctorate equivalence). I qualified as a clinical psychologist from University of Liverpool in 1988.
I currently sit on one of the faculty committees of the British Psychological Society. In the past 4 months we have been publishing advice for professionals, communities and families about how best to manage the psychological aspects of Covid 19.
In addition to my NHS work, I have held various national roles including being a sector adviser to the DofE and offering support and advice in a voluntary capacity to various children charities.
As a clinical psychologist, I am qualified to assess and treat people of all ages. I have provided clinical services in the NHS for over 30 years. In the past 20 years I have been a clinical lead of a busy NHS service. I have a long term commitment to developing innovative services and was successful with colleagues in winning a number of financial awards that we used to develop new services in our area. Because of my work I was selected to receive extra training in clinical leadership and innovation funded by NHS England.
I live in England together with my husband and two golden retriever dogs. I have two grown up sons. We love to travel but like everyone we are now restricted to enjoying the outdoor space around us.