About Dr Janice Harper
I am a consultant clinical psychologist with over 24 years of clinical experience within the NHS until I recently began in private practise. My clinical experience extends across a wide range of mental health and emotional problems, from stress, anxiety and low mood to more complex and severe mental health difficulties.
I have worked in the NHS since 1994, initially a trainee, then as a qualified clinical psychologist since 1997 and as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist since 2002. I have practised within various adult mental health services providing psychological therapy for individuals, couples and families. As a clinical psychologist I draw on a number of psychological therapy models to provide interventions tailored to the individual client and their difficulties.
I have lengthy experience of working with a wide range of psychological problems including:
anxiety (including panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety, health anxiety, general anxiety disorder)
depression / low mood
difficulties adjusting to life changes
complex bereavement / grief
problems coping with physical health problems
This is not an exhaustive list so please call me to consider if there is something that I can help you with.
Training and Supervision Experience
In addition to my clinical work I have expertise in training and supervision of other mental health staff in psychological interventions. I was involved in the selection, supervision and training of post graduate doctoral trainees in clinical psychology for many years. I have been a clinical supervisor for many other clinical psychologists, CBT therapists and other mental health staff over the years, and was involved in the development of supervision training for NHS Education Scotland. I have also delivered training to a large number of multidisciplinary mental health staff in Behavioural Family Therapy.
I continue as a visiting lecturer at the University of Glasgow and for the last 5 years have been regularly invited to deliver training for mental health services in Ferrara, Northern Italy.
Qualifications and professional registration
My undergraduate honours degree was awarded from the University of Strathclyde in 1990. I then went on to work as a researcher at the University of Glasgow until beginning my 3 year postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, graduating from The University of Edinburgh in 1997.
I am a member of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) which is the regulatory body for all clinical psychologists and membership of this demonstrates that I have the appropriate qualifications and experience to practice as a clinical psychologist and that I meet the HCPC high standards of training, education, conduct, ethics and professional skills.
I am also a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Chartership from the BPS is a hallmark for clinical psychologists who have met their high standards for education and training. The title of Chartered Psychologist is legally recognised and reflects only the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise.
In line with professional registration, throughout my career I have continued to develop my knowledge and skills through clinical supervision, many post qualification training courses and research activities.