Dr Tamsin Lovell

Dr Tamsin Lovell is a Health and Care Professions Council [HCPC] registered Clinical Psychologist with over nine years of experience working in the NHS. Tamsin completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Salomons Institute of Applied Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University [CCCU]. Her HCPC number is PY37996. She holds a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Forensic Psychology.

Tamsin has worked in a variety of forensic settings from community mental health services to high-security prisons. Tamsin currently works as a Principal Clinical Psychologist in the NHS, holding the position of service lead for a specialist forensic community psychological therapies service. Prior to this, Tamsin worked for a number of years within Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) services; here she held clinical lead roles at HMP Swaleside and HMP/YOI Standford Hill. Tamsin also works in private practice, delivering individual therapy.

Tamsin has completed post-doctoral training in Mentalisation-Based Therapy (MBT) and is currently working towards accreditation. She is trained in neuropsychology assessments (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule [ADOS-2]; WAIS-IV) and in violence risk assessments (HCR-20 version 3).

Tamsin has lectured on undergraduate and postgraduate psychology courses at CCCU and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), Kings College London (KCL). Tamsin has published research withing the forensic field.

Tamsin specialises in assessment, formulation, intervention and evaluation of individuals who have been deemed to present a 'high risk' of 'high harm' behaviours and who have complex needs arising from pervasive psychological difficulties; they are likely to meet the criteria for complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), presenting with significant emotion regulation and interpersonal difficulties.