Dr Donna Gurney is the Founder of Tutum Psychology. She has over 15 years of experience of working in mental health, both in and outside the NHS. She specialises in adolescent and working age adult mental health. Although her main area of expertise is Eating Disorders (e.g. Anorexia & Bulimia), the high prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders (e.g. Depression, Bipolar Disorder, GAD, OCD), and trauma (e.g. PTSD) in ED along with her experience of working with other clinical population groups mean that she is also highly competent in working with these clinical presentations.
Prior to setting up her private practice, she worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in an inpatient CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service). Her earlier roles include working in the NHS as a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist for Early Intervention Service for Psychosis, and as a Clinical Psychologist in the Non-Psychosis Pathway (specialist service for those with enduring mental health difficulties such as personality disorders, severe mood & anxiety disorders, and trauma.
Prior to becoming a clinician, she was working as an academic at the University of Birmingham for a number of years. Her academic background has taught her the value of evidence-based practice in her clinical work. Her approach to therapy is collaborative, person-centred, and integrative which means that her clinical work is based on your unique needs as an individual, a mutual therapeutic relationship, and scientific evidence that supports efficacy of treatment.
She is a HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) registered Clinical Psychologist which means that she is a legally recognised clinical practitioner and her clinical practice complies with the Council’s rigorous standard of conduct, performance and ethics.
She is also a BPS (British Psychological Society) registered Chartered Clinical Psychologist which signifies that she has achieved the highest standard of knowledge and expertise in Clinical Psychology. Both her years of experience of working in Mental Health and her own lived experience of mental health difficulties moulded her into becoming the clinician she is now.