Dr Kimberley Gin is a Senior Clinical Psychologist in an NHS national intensive care unit, supporting adolescents with complex and severe mental health difficulties and their families. Dr Gin is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and is a member of the Association of Clinical Psychologists.
Dr Gin completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Warwick University, followed by an MSc in Applied Neuropsychology at Bristol University. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London.
Dr Gin has worked with individuals of all ages, with a range of mental health difficulties including depression, low self-esteem, anxiety (phobias, social anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), emotional regulation and childhood behavioural problems. Dr Gin is experienced in several evidence-based psychological therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, and trauma focused therapies (tf-CBT, Narrative Exposure Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy) as well as drawing on systemic family approaches, when working with young people and their families.
Dr Gin has a specialist interest in adolescent psychotic like experiences, dissociation, and complex trauma, having previously worked with torture survivors for a Human Rights charity. She is also trained in conducting Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnostic assessments and cognitive assessments.
Dr Gin’s research interests include the spectrum of psychosis and trajectories of mental ill health and she has published in international peer reviewed journals. Dr Gin is actively involved in increasing access to the profession of clinical psychology and understanding the impact of minoritised experiences on both psychologists and people accessing mental health services. She lectures on Doctoral and MSc courses across London. Dr Gin also sits on the Board of Governors for a London NHS trust.
Dr Gin works within a trauma informed framework, understanding people in the context of their life experiences, cultural and socio-political circumstances.