Biography

Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Surrey

  • MSc Forensic Psychology, University of Surrey

  • DClinPsychol (Doctorate in Clinical Psychology), Salomons, Canterbury Christ Church University

 

Registration:

Registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Member of the British Psychological Society

Dr Oliver Sindall, CPsychol.

BSc (Hons), MSc., DClinPsych

 

Oliver has been working in mental health services since 1999. He took his undergraduate Psychology degree at the University of Surrey, and went on to complete his Masters in Forensic Psychology. During his MSc, Oliver received tuition, and undertook research, with the psychology team at Broadmoor Hospital.

These experiences lead to Oliver’s early career in a number of Adult Forensic Mental Health Services.  This work included, assessment, individual and group interventions, research and consultation. During this work Oliver was struck by the level of childhood and developmental trauma these men and women had experienced, and the effect it had on them in later life. As a result, Oliver made the decision to pursue a career in child and adolescent mental health and to train as a Clinical Psychologist.

Oliver completed his Clinical Psychology Doctorate at the Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University. Since then he has gone on to work with children and young people who have been subjected to difficult and often traumatic experiences and as a result are facing a variety of complex challenges.  These challenges include, but are not limited to, depression, self harm and attempted suicide, family conflict, struggling with emotions, extreme anxiety and offending behaviour. 

 

Oliver’s work has taken place across a number of NHS Mental Health Trusts, the NSPCC and through private practice. This level of experience has resulted in Oliver becoming a Chartered Psychologist, Chair of the London wide Youth Justice CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) Forum and a committee member of the British Psychological Society’s Faculty for Children, Young People and Families. 

    

Oliver met his wife Jackie whilst working with Children in Thailand who were affected by the 2004 Tsunami. They now have two children together who help Oliver with the importance of a work-life balance, and provide him with the fascinating, and ever evolving, experience of being a Dad and a Clinical Psychologist.