Dr Karen Halford

Clinical Psychologist (Adults)
NHS Practice
Community Mental Health Team & Inpatient Eating Disorders Unit at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Community Mental Health Team at Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Community Mental Health Team and Rehab Unit at Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Private Practice
Halford Psychology in Abingdon, Oxfordshire

BA (Hons) Management Systems (Organisational Analysis)
Diploma in Advanced Study in Psychology
MSc Applied Psychology
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych – Oxford)

Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HCPC)

Areas of expertise
Assessment of the psychological effects amongst adults of: personal injury, trauma, emotional and sexual abuse, road traffic accidents, work accidents and medical negligence.  

Assessment of a range of psychological conditions including:
 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, depression and mood disturbance, adjustment disorders and complex grief reactions.       

Prior to training in Psychology I joined a management training scheme with Unilever and stayed within marketing for several years. I returned to University to study psychology in 1997 and worked in Business Psychology and Research prior to Clinical Psychology training.

I trained as a Clinical Psychologist at Oxford University and have worked in the NHS in a variety of different settings (including inpatient units, rehab units and community teams) and Trusts since 2003. As with any Clinical Psychology training, it involved working with people across all ages and utilising a variety of therapeutic approaches. I have a great deal of experience of conducting assessments, producing formulations and undertaking interventions for a wide range of mental health conditions with adults aged 18 years and over. I set up my own clinical practice in 2014. I regularly attend training in different approaches to ensure my skills are exemplary and have completed ‘Excellence in Report Writing for Expert Witnesses’ through Bond Solon.