Dr Oswald is a Senior Clinical Psychologist with seven years post qualified experience as a Clinical Psychologist, and eleven years working in Psychology for UK’s National Health Service. Dr Oswald has worked post-qualification as a Clinical Psychologist both in Child/Adolescent and Adult mental health teams, demonstrating good clinical outcomes with families, adults, teenagers and children experiencing significant mental health difficulties.
She has been working for many years with Adults with Complex Trauma and disrupted attachment styles in individual and group therapy. She is experienced in working with people with personality disorder diagnoses, PTSD, psychosis, anxiety, depression, self-harm and OCD, as well as those with comorbid difficulties such as physical ill-health and disabilities. She has also worked as a Clinical Psychologist with children, parents and families including delivering individual therapies such as CBT. Using a trauma-informed approach, she has provided consultation for carers and staff groups, and has worked with people from a wide range of backgrounds.
In addition, Dr Oswald has worked extensively 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:
Additionally, Dr Oswald has significant experience in supporting other mental health professionals through Supervision training events, and 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 remote delivery of Adult group interventions in Scotland, and has experience of delivering psychological therapy using telehealth. Dr Oswald has also volunteered for several charitable organisations, for almost 18 years.