Dr Kirren Schnack
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Mental Health Lead
Safe Guarding Lead
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist, with my career in Psychology beginning in 2002. I completed my Clinical Psychology training at the University of Oxford. I am also an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS), a title given as recognition of several years’ experience and contribution to the field of clinical psychology. My clinical experience includes NHS, statutory, and private sector work in the field of psychological assessment and treatment with adults, children and their families, across health, education, social care, and legal settings.
In my clinical practice I work with children and adults, to understand, prevent, relieve psychologically based distress and dysfunction, as well as to promote well-being and personal development. In line with clinical psychology practice, I aim to integrate science, psychological theory, and clinical knowledge to my everyday practice of helping others, by using researched, clinically proven, evidence-based treatment methods. I help people deal with a range of problems including anxiety, depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post‑traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety, health anxiety, sleep difficulties, self-esteem, assertiveness, body image, and emotional intelligence.
In addition to my clinical career, I have been a guest lecturer on the Oxford Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford. I have undertaken British Psychological Society approved Clinical Supervision Training and provide supervision to other Clinical Psychologists and Therapists.
Posts by Dr Schnack
Unwanted thoughts & OCD
Ever thought of something you don't want to, or got a song you really don't like stuck in your head...? We all experience unwanted thoughts, some of which cause us distress, most of the time we manage this distress, and get past the thought. Other times we might become so distressed we feel unable to manage, and obsess over what we’ve just thought and this can lead to Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)... Read more