Dr Lucy Maddox
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
BA (Hons); MSc; D Clin Psy
Child & Adult
Dr Lucy Maddox is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Lucy has worked with a variety of client groups in the NHS and is experienced in working with children, teenagers and young adults. Lucy worked for some time in adolescent inpatient services in London and taught on child development at the Anna Freud Centre.
Currently Lucy works in Bristol for Action for Children, and for the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) as their Senior Clinical Advisor. Lucy also enjoys communicating psychological ideas to a wide audience. She writes regularly for a range of publications and sometimes takes part in radio or TV interviews about psychological issues. Lucy has written a book (Blueprint) on child development and how our childhood affects us as adults.
Lucy is chartered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and registered with the British Psychological Society. She is also an accredited practitioner, supervisor and trainer with the British BABCP.
Areas of Specialist Experience
Lucy has specialist expertise in working with older children, teenagers and young adults (e.g. students) and also works with younger children and families. Lucy is experienced in supporting children and young people experiencing a range of emotional or behavioural difficulties including: low mood, anxiety, self-harm, eating difficulties, OCD, post traumatic reactions and unusual experiences. Lucy also has a specialism in working with adults who are experiencing work-related stress and burnout and has published research in this area.
Lucy’s main approach is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and she also has further training in Narrative Therapy and mindfulness based approaches. Lucy first spends time with clients working out together what they want to concentrate on, and how they understand the difficulties or situations which have brought them to therapy. From this shared understanding a treatment approach can be agreed.