About our Practice

The Wiltshire Psychology Service has been successfully providing an Adult Psychology Service to Swindon, Bath, wider Wiltshire, south Gloucestershire and south-west Oxfordshire since 2006. In 2011, we expanded to provide a comprehensive Child and Family service, and in 2017 a Child Autism Assessment service was added to complement our Child service.

In 2019, our team of psychologists expanded the way they work by offering online assessment and treatment for adults and children from anywhere with good internet connectivity. We have been delighted at the success of this venture, and find that online therapy works, in most cases, equally as well as face-to-face appointments.

Our psychologists each hold a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, formerly known as a CRB check. All of our psychologists are also members of the British Psychological Society Independent and Private Practitioners Network.


Dr. Lynda Parnham, Chartered Clinical Psychologist & Practice Director,
     BSc (Hons), D.Clin.Psychol., C.Psychol., AFBPsS, CSci

Lynda is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who previously worked in the NHS. Her NHS practice was in Adult Mental Health, specialising in Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment.

Lynda co-founded Wiltshire Psychology Service in 2006. She has worked with a wide variety of difficulties over that time. Lynda has a special interest in trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Related to this, she has a particular interest in working with military personnel. Lynda also provides a psychological therapy service to Wiltshire Police.

Lynda has a wide range of experience in mental health problems as well as with people who are looking to improve the way that they feel about themselves and the direction that their life is taking.

Wiltshire Psychology - Lynda Parnham

Lynda has published work in the area of Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment. She has experience of teaching psychological concepts to other professionals working in mental health, both in the workplace and as part of university courses.

Lynda’s range of therapies includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Lynda is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner.

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Dr. Beth Johnson, Chartered Clinical Psychologist,
     BSc (Hons), D. Clin. Psychol., C. Psychol., AFBPsS

Beth is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, specialising in working with children, young people and their families, with a wide range of mental health difficulties. She was previously employed by the NHS, in a number of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and has delivered training to clinicians and Trainee Clinical Psychologists.

Beth is particularly interested in working with trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and with young people who struggle with low mood, low self-esteem, anxiety and phobias. She has had additional training in working systemically with families. Beth particularly enjoys working with people to help them think about the life that they are striving towards and how best to help them live a rich and meaningful life full of vitality.

Wiltshire Psychology - Beth Johnson

Beth's therapeutic approaches include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness techniques and working from a narrative and systemic perspective.

Beth is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS).



Dr. Chrissie Green, Chartered Clinical Psychologist,
     BSc (Hons) Psychology, D.Clin.Psychol., C.Psychol, BSc (Hons) Chem.

Chrissie is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years’ experience of working in psychology teams across both the NHS and private clinical settings. Chrissie completed her doctorate in psychology at the University of Edinburgh where she specialised in working with adults with complex mental health problems in both in-patient and outpatient settings.

Chrissie is trained in delivering psychological therapy using a range of therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp), Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT) and psychodynamic-influenced approaches. She prefers to take an integrated approach to therapy, tailoring the therapy process to the individual by drawing upon a number of psychological approaches. Chrissie has worked with people experiencing a wide range of difficulties including anxiety-related disorders, chronic depression, phobias and interpersonal relationship difficulties.

Wiltshire Psychology - Dr Chrissie Green

Chrissie has experience in providing both one-to-one and group-based therapy, and has also designed and delivered training programmes for staff teams. She has published work in the field of challenging behaviour and neurological impairment. Prior to her psychology career, Chrissie worked for eight years as a corporate manager in the private business sector.

Chrissie is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society and is a practitioner registered by the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).



Dr. Susannah Lloyd, Chartered Clinical Psychologist,
     BA (Hons), MSc (Clin Psych), D.Clin Psychol., C.Psychol.

Susannnah is a chartered clinical psychologist, who has specialised in working with children and adolescents with mental health difficulties and their families for over 16 years.

She is experienced in working therapeutically with a wide range of emotional and behavioural concerns. These include low mood, anxiety, trauma and self-harm. She has worked regularly with young people with autistic spectrum difficulties and learning difficulties, and also with young people who have additional physical health concerns that impact on their emotional well-being.

Wiltshire Psychology - Dr Susannah Lloyd

Susannah is currently also employed as a Clinical psychologist by the NHS and she enjoys working collaboratively with children and young people using a variety of therapeutic approaches to bring positive change. Her approaches include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Systemic (family) approaches. She is also experienced in cognitive/neuropsychological assessment, which in some instances can help understand how learning concerns can contribute towards a young person’s emotional difficulties. She is trained in Autistic Spectrum Disorder assessment (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, ADOS).

Susannah is a member of the Division of Clinical Psychology within the British Psychological Society, and she is a registered practitioner by the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).



Dr. Joanne Barratt, Chartered Clinical Psychologist,
     BSc (Hons), D.Clin.Psychol., C.Psychol

Joanne is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who has over twelve years’ experience of working in the NHS. She has a specialist interest in the assessment and diagnosis of children who may have Asperger’s Syndrome or fall onto the autism spectrum. Joanne formerly worked in a specialist NHS multidisciplinary child and young person autism assessment team. She is trained and experienced in using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2).

Joanne is part of the Wiltshire Psychology Service Autism Spectrum Assessment Team. She is also able to offer post-diagnostic support and follow-up.

Joanne has experience in a range of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Systemic and Narrative Therapy. She is also experienced in tailoring psychological therapies for autism spectrum and co-occurring mental health problems.

Wiltshire Psychology - Dr Jo Barratt

Joanne is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is registered to practice with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).



Amber Hall, Chartered Clinical Psychologist,
     BSc (Joint Honours), MSc (Clin Psych), C. Psychol, AFBPsS

Amber is a chartered clinical psychologist who has worked with children, young people and their families within the NHS for over 20 years. She has also delivered mental health training to other NHS professionals.

Amber can offer support to children, young people and their families for a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties including low mood, fears and worries, anxiety and phobias, self-esteem issues, emotional issues such as anger management, friendship and other relationship issues. Amber also has substantial experience of working with children and young people who are experiencing emotional or behavioural problems but who are also on the Autistic Spectrum, have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and/or learning difficulties or disabilities.

Wiltshire Psychology - Dr Amber Hall

Amber can assess cognitive functioning which can help with the understanding of the young person’s cognitive strengths and difficulties and how these may be impacting on their emotional wellbeing. She is also able to offer assessments of Autistic Spectrum Disorder/Condition (ASD/ASC) and ADHD.

Amber uses a range of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy, tailored to what best suits each person.

Amber is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is registered with Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC).



Dr Chloe Brooks, Chartered Clinical Psychologist,
     BSc (Hons), D.Clin.Psychol., C.Psychol

Chloe is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with 12 years’ experience working within the NHS, specifically focused on working with children and young people, their family and carers.

Chloe is able to work with children experiencing a range of difficulties and life challenges. She is able to support and provide information for children and their families who are facing issues related to trauma, depression, and anxiety.

In addition, Chloe has many years of experience working with children who exhibit behaviours which others find challenging as well as children who may have learning disabilities or learning difficulties. She is able to offer assessment for children who may have Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), informed through the use of Psychometric Assessment when appropriate.

Wiltshire Psychology - Dr Chloe Brooks

Chloe uses a range of therapeutic models and approaches when working with children and young people, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and Systemic and Narrative approaches. She also has experience of teaching and training staff and other professionals on a number of issues as well as teaching on academic courses.

She is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is registered to practice with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).



Annette McLaren, Speech and Language Therapist,
     MA (Hons), PG Dip (Clinical Communications Studies), MA (Clinical Linguistic Research)

Annette is a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, with over 20 years’ experience. She has been working in Independent Practice since April 2016 and now works in partnership with Wiltshire Psychology Service as part of the Autism Spectrum Assessment Team.

She is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP). Annette is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and has a current DBS certificate.

Wiltshire Psychology - Dr Annette McLaren

In her previous work in the NHS and local government organisations, she has worked with various multidisciplinary assessment teams and in various educational settings. Annette has specialist knowledge and expertise in working to develop the communication and interaction skills of children with autism and related conditions.

Annette is also trained in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and can offer follow-up therapy to introduce this and other suitable approaches to establishing successful communication for children who struggle to initiate and maintain a conversation.

See her website for further information.



Dr Kat Legge, Chartered Clinical Psychologist,
     BSc (Hons), D.Clin.Psychol., C.Psychol

Kat is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society. She has been working in psychological settings since 2006 and has focused much of her work in child and adolescent services, both in academic and clinical settings. This has included several years in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in the NHS, working in psychological therapy with young people and their families who encounter multiple difficulties and life challenges. Kat has published work in the areas of mental health problems within families and self-compassion.

She has worked regularly with young people experiencing a range of anxiety disorders, low mood or self-esteem concerns. Additionally, she has worked with mental health problems alongside additional concerns such as learning difficulties, autistic spectrum difficulties or physical health problems. She works collaboratively with young people and their families; utilising a range of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and systemic approaches.

Wiltshire Psychology - Dr Kat Legge

She is committed to working within a safe, supportive and non-judgemental therapeutic relationship developing a space where thoughts and feelings can be explored. She has experience of using psychometric assessments where it is clinically appropriate and has worked within several Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) assessment clinics.

She is a registered practitioner by the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC).