Dr Claire McGoldrick is a Senior Clinical Psychologist working in both the NHS and private practice. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Maynooth University, Ireland, where she graduated with first-class honours. She was subsequently awarded a Master of Science in Applied Psychology (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Glasgow)
In her current NHS role, Dr McGoldrick specialises in working with people presenting with difficulties in the context of neurodegenerative diseases and/or severe and enduring mental illness. In addition, Dr McGoldrick works part-time as a Clinical Tutor at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN).
Dr McGoldrick has over 12 years’ experience working with individuals from across the lifespan presenting with a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, phobia, panic, complex trauma, bereavement, health anxiety, sleep difficulties, pain management and adjustment difficulties. She is also skilled in providing consultation to various groups including staff teams, professional carers, families and friends.
Dr McGoldrick has received training in a broad range of psychological models including Systemic therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. She prioritises working in an integrative manner, drawing on her experience of all models to ensure a collaborative, person centred approach is adopted in her work with each individual.