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Naureen Whittinger, DClinPsy
Naureen Whittinger, DClinPsy
Senior clinical psychologist and systemic practitioner, National Health Service, UK
“I have a passion for reaching out to people from all backgrounds and using creative methods to help them achieve well-being. I am strongly driven to help people move beyond any difficulties, past and present, to make their dreams a reality.”
Areas of expertise
  • Clinical psychology
  • Family and couples therapy
  • Psychosis
“In my work, I need to use many tools to understand and support individuals, couples, families, and communities. Being a psychologist consistently fuels my penchant for creativity and thirst for learning.”
— Naureen Whittinger, DClinPsy
  • National Health Service – Chartered clinical psychologist, since 2011
  • Public sector and private practice – Family and couples therapist, since 2017
  • Association of Family Therapy – Research officer, since 2022
  • British Psychological Society – Author of a chapter of guidelines on family interventions in psychosis, since 2021
  • Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service – Senior psychologist, 2017–2020
  • British Psychological Society – Inclusivity, equality, and diversity lead in Faculty of Psychosis and Complex Mental Health, since 2019
  • University of Ghana Medical School – Visiting lecturer and clinical psychologist, 2013
  • King’s College London – Assistant psychologist, 2007–2008
  • Cardiff University – Research psychologist, 2004–2007
  • Author of several peer-reviewed journal articles
  • University of Essex – Master’s degree in systemic psychotherapy, 2022
  • King’s College London – Graduate certificate in family therapy
  • Canterbury Christ Church University – Doctorate in clinical psychology
  • University of St. Andrews – Bachelor of Science in psychology
Appearances and publications in other media

Contributor to UK digital radio programs

British Journal of General Practice, vol. 60, no. 574, pp. 365–71.,
03 May 2010
Can a Self-Referral System Help Improve Access to Psychological Treatments?
European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, vol. 15, pp. 118–25.,
01 Mar 2006
Predictors of Antisocial Behaviour in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Family Interventions in Psychosis: Guidelines for Psychologists and Practitioners Supporting Families and Social Networks, edited by Jo Allen and Steven Livingstone, British Psychological Society, pp. 39–46. ,
01 Feb 2021
Working with Diversity
International Journal of Social Psychiatry, vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 362–74. ,
01 Jul 2011
How Black African and White British Women Perceive Depression and Help-Seeking: A Pilot Vignette Study
Journal of Public Mental Health, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 8–15. ,
14 Apr 2010
Psycho‐Educational CBT Insomnia Workshops for the General Public: An Audit of Access and Clinical Outcomes
The British Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 194, no. 1, pp. 62–67,
01 Jan 2009
Psychopathy Traits in Adolescents with Childhood Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 179–87,
01 Feb 2007
Clinical Precursors of Adolescent Conduct Disorder in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Flo articles reviewed by Naureen Whittinger, DClinPsy
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