Clinical Psychologist

Dr Stavros Orfanos, (PhD, DClinPsy) is a qualified Clinical Psychologist and is registered with the HCPC. He completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University College London, in addition to a foundation level training in systemic practice and specialist CBT training. Prior to his clinical training he completed an undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and a PhD at Queen Mary University of London.

Stavros has worked with clients across the life span from a range of backgrounds and specialises in a range of mood and anxiety disorders. He currently works in the NHS in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service where he delivers psychological therapies with children and adults alongside a multi-disciplinary team. He has extensive experience with multi-agency liaison through working alongside schools, social services and other relevant organisations. Stavros has also worked in a variety of adult mental health services, including both in-patient and out-patient settings. He uses a range of clinical modalities and has a particular interest in CBT and third-wave CBT approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion-Focused Therapy. He also enjoys Narrative Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy approaches.

Stavros is valued for being a highly motivated, passionate and committed member of the team. His practice is to create a safe and supportive space in which to explore difficulties through a therapeutic alliance. Stavros has a keen interest in research, service development and teaching; whilst completing his PhD he held a part-time lecturing role at Queen Mary University of London where he taught on both undergraduate and post-graduate courses. Stavros also enjoys delivering creative and engaging learning events to non-clinical audiences across various settings in industry.

His determination and passion are highlighted by several clinical and academic achievements; including the Experimental Psychology Departmental Prize for the best final year undergraduate project at the University of Oxford and runner up prize in the 2016 national Three-Minute Thesis competition. He has published several peer-reviewed journal articles in a number of high impact scientific journals.