Chartered Scientist

Chartered Scientist

Chartered Clinical Psychologist of the British Psychological Society

Chartered Clinical Psychologist of
the British Psychological Society.

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Registered Applied Psychology
Practice Supervisor by the
British Psychological Society.

Registered Clinical Psychologist by the Health Professionals Council

Registered Clinical Psychologist by
the Health Professionals Council.

BABCP - Accredited Practitioner

Accredited Cognitive Behaviour
Therapy Practitioner by the
British Association for Behavioural
and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Division of Clinical Psychology

Full Member of the Division of
Clinical Psychology of the
British Psychological Society


Dr. Emma Santhouse. An Introduction


I am a chartered clinical psychologist working with adults with emotional and mental health difficulties in both the NHS and independent practice. My role involves assessment and therapeutic work for a range of mental health problems in adults in both individual and group formats, expert witness reports for legal proceedings, and supervision and training of other therapists and trainee clinical psychologists from Manchester and Lancaster University Doctoral programmes.

Over the 15 years since qualification I have been attempting to continuously develop and refine the service I offer. It is my intention to offer the range of evidence based therapies at the highest level of nuance and rigour, alongside approaches that may lie outside empiricist traditions namely psychodynamic and existential approaches, all within a context of critical thinking and an appreciation of epistemology. My intention is to offer this breadth and depth of psychological thinking with an agility and a commitment to first principles rather than to protocolised formats to offer unique and bespoke therapeutic experiences. In so doing I aim to offer a facilitative space for you to explore yourself and your life and what it is that you want most deeply, and for you to develop parts of yourself you value to help you move closer to living the life that really matters to you. My aim is ultimately for you to approach in your own way, an experience of expansiveness and a sense of wholehearted connection with the different parts of yourself, and indeed with others so that you can live closer to yourself, closer to others and closer to life in a more fluid and undefended way.


I qualified in 2000 from Manchester Metropolitan University with 1st class honours degree in Psychology & Speech Pathology. I then worked for a number of years in research assistant and assistant psychologist posts in the areas of neuropsychology, forensic psychology and health psychology research. I qualified in 2005 from the University of Manchester with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a strong grounding in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approaches. During the fifteen years post qualifying I have worked in an NHS Mental Health Trust in adult services as outlined above, and have continued extensive further training throughout. My specific interests are continually evolving but include attachment, developmental psychology and trauma, contemplative and compassion based approaches and more recently the richness of psychoanalysis.

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