Dr Elliot Huggins completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Plymouth. He went on to achieve diplomas in health psychology and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, before completing his doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London. Since this time, Dr Huggins has gone on to complete additional training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at The Tavistock and Portman Clinic.
Dr Huggins has extensive experience working as a psychologist in both the NHS and private settings for adults and young people. He has a specialist interest in the use of psychodynamic approaches to therapy, as well as in the psychological health of younger adults.
Dr Huggins work with adults has included primary and secondary care mental health teams, as well as inpatient settings, offering psychological treatment for distress of differing types and levels of complexity. In his work with younger people, Dr Huggins has been employed in both child and adolescent mental health (CAMHS) teams and social care services, offering therapeutic support to young people and parents, as well as training and reflective practice to staff and carers.
Dr Huggins draws on the variety of therapeutic models including, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion-Focussed Therapy (CFT), and Systemic Psychotherapy.