Dr Oswald is a Senior Clinical Psychologist with twelve years working across clinical settings, and seven years post-qualified experience as a registered Clinical Psychologist. Dr Oswald has worked post-qualification as a Clinical Psychologist both in Child & Adolescent and Adult mental health teams in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). She demonstrates good clinical outcomes with families, adults, teenagers and children experiencing significant mental health difficulties.
She has vast experience in working with a variety of presentations, including people with personality disorder and bipolar diagnoses, PTSD, psychosis, anxiety, depression, self-harm and OCD. She has been working extensively with Adults with Complex Trauma and disrupted attachment styles, in both individual and group therapy. As a Clinical Psychologist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS), she used evidence based practice in assessment and therapy with children, parents and families, specializing in CBT. Using a trauma-informed approach, she has provided training and consultation for carers and staff groups, and has worked with people from a wide range of backgrounds. Dr Oswald is adept at managing risk, having been a trainer in risk assessment and self-harm. She has held position of Lecturer in Psychology and developed and delivered training, lectures and research presentations to a range of audiences.
In addition, Dr Oswald has worked for many years with children and adults with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and additional support needs, both in psychological services and in community/residential settings. She is trained to deliver Autism assessments for young people and adults, and has supported staff groups in managing behaviour and emotions that challenge in a variety of settings. Prior to her studies, she was motivated to become a Psychologist following her community work with children with Intellectual Disabilities and others who faced adversity.
Dr Oswald applies a person-centred approach to her work. She is keen on promoting the delivery of evidence based psychological therapies, tailoring therapy to the needs of the individual or system. She continues to work across the lifespan from a trauma-informed perspective, and is passionate about delivering a quality service to all those who could benefit. Dr Oswald has a special interest in trauma, attachment and anxiety disorders, and is trained to offer a range of evidence-based interventions and assessments, including:
Dr Oswald is Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered and a full member of EMDRIA (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association).
Dr Oswald has significant experience in supporting other mental health professionals through training and supervision, when she played a key role in managing and supporting the development of Trainee Clinical Psychologists in her native Scotland. In response to the pandemic, Dr Oswald also played a key role in facilitating the provision of psychological therapy using telehealth. Dr Oswald has also volunteered for several charitable organisations, for almost 18 years, in her spare time.