BA (Hons) DClinPsy
Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Tel: 07412 674550
Dr Zoe Poole graduated from Leicester University with a BA Hons in French, Italian and Politics and went onto complete The London Metropolitan University Postgraduate Psychology Conversion. After a year of additional clinical and research experience, she began the Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The University of East London. This included working with adults and children with a range of emotional difficulties (these included Depression and Post Natal Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Attacks, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and phobias), physical health problems and Learning Disabilities. Dr Zoe Poole worked with clients using a range of therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) , Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) including Mindfulness techniques, Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. The three year doctorate also gave her experience of carrying out neuropsychological assessments and conducting medical legal reports.
Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist, Dr Zoe Poole has continued to use these skills working in a range of clinical settings within the NHS, privately and in the voluntary sector.
Dr Zoe Poole currently works as a Senior Clinical Psychologist in an NHS pain management service. She is also working privately offering therapy sessions to teach clients to manage a range of difficulties including Depression and Post Natal Depression, Panic Attacks, OCD, PTSD, phobias, work stress, relationship difficulties, grief and the psychological impact of health problems including pain and tinnitus.
Dr Zoe Poole achieves good outcomes working with clients using a range of evidence-based therapies including CBT and ACT which includes Mindfulness techniques.
Dr Zoe Poole also provides supervision for healthcare professionals including clinical psychologists, physiotherapists and nurse specialists.
In addition to providing psychological therapy for a range of emotional difficulties, Dr Zoe Poole has particular expertise in working with clients to manage the impact of long-term health conditions including migraines, chronic back pain, fibromyalgia and tinnitus. She works with clients to adjust to physical health conditions, improve their quality of life including teaching strategies to be able to engage in valued activities.
Dr Zoe Poole 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.
“Having been diagnosed with incurable blood cancer, it took the shock of the effects and trauma of chemotherapy and the cancer to drive me to a very difficult and traumatic time of my life. Dr Poole scooped me up from a desperate and seemingly impossible situation.
Because my illness requires constant monitoring from many health professionals, the ongoing psychological support has been invaluable in my care and with preparation for when treatment is next required.
Dr Poole has managed to help me reprocess past treatment and trauma, also giving me useful skills and support to a point that I have a spread of tools to cope with the constant challenges of living with my blood cancer and impending treatments in the future.”