Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae: Dr Carolyn Hinds

SRN – St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, March 1982
Bsc (Hons) Social Psychology 2(i) London School of Economics, July 1986
Dip Clin Psy – British Psychological Society, September 1990
D Clin Psy – University of Wales, Bangor, July 1996

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) – I have delivered this for 30 years, supervised clinicians when working in CAMHS, and currently offer CBT supervision for accredited therapists
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) – I was trained in 2004 and delivered this therapy for 13 years within CAMHS. I have trained nationally in DBT for the past 4 years, and am currently supervising individuals and teams.
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) – Basic training done and advanced training for use with children and adolescents – 2008-2011
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) – Trained in 2010

Accredited as a Behaviour and Cognitive Psychotherapist with the BABCP for delivery of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – July 2013 and renewed for a year July 2018
Accredited DBT Therapist from December 2014 (for renewal in 2019)

I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council for renewal 31st May 2019
I subscribe to the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

2018 – Private individual therapeutic work to children, adolescents and adults, CBT supervision to Accredited CBT therapists, DBT supervision of individals and teams

2017 to present – CBT supervision to Accredited CBT therapists on a monthly basis,

2014 to present – Working with British Isles Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (BIDBT) training team – training teams working in mental health DBT skills or the full DBT therapy in Great Britain
April 2018 to July 2018 Clinical Psychologist – two days a week for 6 months within Denbighshire CAMHS

April 2004 to April 2017 – Consultant Clinical Psychologist employed by Conwy and Denbighshire NHS Trust, now Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, within a Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team until I retired from the NHS in April 2017

Sept 1995 to April 2004 – Principal Clinical Psychologist employed by Conwy and Denbighshire NHS Trust, offering a service to both Paediatric Psychology and a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

Sept 1990 to Sept 1995 – Senior Clinical Psychologist employed by Clwydian Community Care, offering a service to both Paediatric Psychology and a Pre-School Service

Oct 1987 to Sept 1990 – Trainee Clinical Psychologist employed by Clwydian Community Care.

I have 30 years experience working within the NHS, largely in CAMHS but have also worked with adults in the clinical setting. I am very passionate about providing the highest quality service to my clients, and offering evidence based interventions to ensure that my therapeutic interventions are a success whenever possible. I have often self funded courses to improve by skill base and sought accreditation to ensure that my interventions are fully adherent to the model and thus more effective.

I aim to fully understand and conceptualise a person’s difficulties within a shared formulation to guide my work, and flexibly adapt this in line with new information that may be uncovered during the therapeutic work. It is important to gain a positive rapport and the trust of patients in order to help them take some risks in the engagement of new behaviours and use of new skills, and I have demonstrated the ability to get on with patients over the years. I use humour in my sessions, when appropriate to reduce emotional heat in the situation, to lighten the mood and encourage flexibility in my patients.