Ellie Vincent is a psychology graduate and Junior Therapist in training at Private Therapy Clinic. She obtained a First-Class honours degree in Psychology from Newcastle University before continuing her education, to achieve a distinction in a Clinical Psychology Masters. Ellie is wishing to continue her professional development and pursue doctoral training to become a qualified Psychologist.
With Private Therapy Clinic, Ellie attends weekly training to discuss disorder specific treatment interventions with a range of Psychologists, to further her understanding of therapy and improve her skills.
Moreover, Ellie engages in clinical supervision with Counselling Psychologist Sharmin Aktar, where she confidentially discusses a selection of clients and is assisted in providing the most evidence-based treatments to her clients in order to help them achieve their treatment goals. In the initial session with Ellie, she will work collaboratively with clients to understand their unique experiences and establish a plan for therapy in a compassionate and confidential setting.
Ellie has a particular interest in eating disorders, where she has experience providing guidance and support to individuals and their carers. During these conversations, Ellie will ask questions to understand each service users experiences and provide them with recommendations for the support that is available for their specific difficulties. In particular, she will use her knowledge to explain some of the common misconceptions of eating disorders and encourage steps towards recovery. Ellie is trained in Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT-E), the leading treatment for eating disorders, including Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder as well as difficulties that do not entirely fit into a single category. This treatment not only focusses on eating behaviours (such as over-evaluation of eating and weight), but also interpersonal difficulties (such as self-esteem and life events). Therefore, Ellie will work with clients to identify their current behaviours, as well as past events, to tailor the treatment to each individuals’ experiences. She also continues to update her understanding and professional development to ensure that she is able to treat eating disorders using the most up to date protocols in accordance with the available evidence.
In addition to eating disorders, Ellie has experience with a range of difficulties, such as anxiety, depression and stress related concerns. Having run support groups for students, Ellie acknowledges the pressure that educational settings can have on student’s mental health. During these groups, Ellie presented information about common difficulties that students face, as well as providing a range of evidence-based self-help techniques that students could implement to help with these difficulties. The theme of these sessions changed weekly, covering a range of topics such as time management strategies and mindful breathing to help with anxiety.
Additionally, Ellie Vincent has strong research experience, being involved in several research projects during her time at university, as well as working as a research apprentice. Specifically, she evaluated evidence-based assessment tools for anxiety disorders (including general worries and separation concerns). Therefore, Ellie has advanced knowledge of how these difficulties may interfere with an individual’s life, as well as the key treatments for these concerns.