Dr Emma Reilly
Dr Emma Reilly (MA Hons PGDip DClinPsy) qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2008 at Royal Holloway, University of London. She has worked in both the NHS and independent sector across England and Scotland and has spent several years working as a locum psychologist with the aim of developing a diverse psychological skillset, alongside key areas of speciality.
In her early career, Emma specialised in Neuropsychology, working with adults with neurodegenerative conditions, acquired brain injury, and functional neurological conditions. Her work had a particular focus on cognitive rehabilitation, and the use of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to help clients improve their quality of life by making changes consistent with their values and goals.
Emma’s work in this field also sparked an interest in using Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to help clients overcome behaviours of concern. Her interest and skills in this area were further developed through working with clients with Learning Disabilities, using ABA within a framework of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS). From this work, Emma developed a strong interest in Human Rights and the assessment and promotion of mental capacity.
In the latter part of Emma’s career, she has developed special interests in trauma and neurodiversity, completing training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).
Currently Emma works across two Sinclair-Strong Consultant Services: Kent and Medway Complex Autism Service (KAMCAS) where she works with Autistic adults with complex needs; and Adult Mental Health where she works with clients with a range of psychological difficulties including depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Dr Emma Reilly (MA Hons PGDip DClinPsy) qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2008. She works across a range of settings such as mental health, neuropsychology, autism, and learning disabilty. She uses a range of interventions based on the clients' needs and preferences such as CBT, ACT, PBS, and EMDR.