BA. (Hons), D.ClinPsy,
Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol)
Dr Su Yap completed a BA (Psych) and graduated with First Class Honours. She then worked in both research and in a clinical setting with young people before starting the Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. During training, she gained experience of working with adults and children in a range of mental health settings in the NHS, using CBT, Mindfulness based therapy, and systemic approaches to help others. The three year doctorate also gave her experience of carrying out neuropsychological assessments.
Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist, Dr Su Yap has continued to use these skills working in a range of clinical settings within the NHS. Since qualifying she has attended many training courses to update and develop her practice, such as a course in Motivational Interviewing, (accredited by Thames Valley University), a skills course in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), and a course in Systemic practice. She attends regular professional clinical supervision and has also presented papers and posters at national conferences.
Dr Su Yap currently works as a Senior Clinical Psychologist in a Sexual Health clinic. She is also working privately offering therapy sessions to teach clients to manage a range of difficulties including Depression and anxiety, Panic, trauma, phobias, work stress, and relationship difficulties.
Dr Su Yap uses a range of evidence-based therapies including CBT and Mindfulness-based therapy, to provide individualised interventions to suit the needs of the client. Dr Su Yap also provides supervision for healthcare professionals and runs staff mindfulness groups.
In addition to providing psychological therapy for a range of emotional difficulties, Dr Su Yap has particular expertise in working with clients with sexual health concerns such as sexual pain problems, coping with sexually transmitted infections such as HIV, sexual risk taking and health anxiety.
Dr Su Yap is registered with the Health Professionals Council. She has chartered status with the British Psychological Society and is a member of their division of Clinical Psychology.