About Emma


Dr Emma O’Donoghue BSc (Hons), MSc, PGDip, DClinPsy


Dr Emma O’Donoghue is a UK trained, Clinical Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. She has worked in the field of psychology for over 15 years in community mental health, inpatient and outpatient hospital settings. Emma specialises in treating adults with a wide range of mental health issues and psychological problems, ranging from mild to more complex difficulties.

Emma has a long standing interest in working with adults experiencing psychosis or bipolar disorder and their families/carers.

Emma has a special interest in the contextual CBT approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. She is a committee member of the BABCP ACT Special Interest Group, which promotes the dissemination and training of ACT throughout the UK.

In addition to therapy, Emma regularly provides clinical supervision, consultation and training to trainee & qualified mental health professionals, and is a visiting lecturer on post-graduate & doctoral psychology courses at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IOPPN) at King’s College London and University College London (UCL). She is currently employed full-time as a Senior Clinical Psychologist in South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Emma has published in a range of highly respected peer-reviewed journals & presented at a number of national & international conferences. She is currently editing a psychological therapy manual, which will published late 2016.


Professional Status

Emma is a registered psychological Practitioner with the UK Health Care Professions Council (HPCP). She is a registered Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).


Training and Qualifications

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy; Royal Holloway, University of London).
  • Postgraduate Diploma in CBT for Psychosis (PGDip CBTp; Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London).
  • Master of Science in Forensic Psychology (MSc: Middlesex University).
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Criminology (BSc Hons; Middlesex University).