Specialist Clinical Psychologist
BA(Hons), PGCE, MA, DipPsy, DClinPsy, PgDipCBT, HCPC Reg.
Dr Mark Flynn is a senior specialist clinical psychologist with over a decade’s experience working in the NHS, mainly in east London. He worked in a range of clinical settings, including specialist Adolescent and Forensic services and in an Early Intervention (for psychosis) service, before establishing himself in the field of Adult Community Mental Health services.
Mark works with the full spectrum of clinical presentations, ranging from mild to severe, including anxiety disorders, depression, self-esteem issues, personality disorders (PD) and relational problems, psychosis, bipolar affective disorder (BAD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and abuse; working with individuals, couples and families.
A specialist in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), Mark ultimately favours an integrative approach to assessment and treatment, and he incorporates elements of psychodynamic, Schema-focused, compassion-focused and narrative therapeutic approaches into his work. He believes that time spent developing a shared understanding of the aetiology and maintenance of difficulties is essential and that therapeutic progress is best achieved collaboratively.
Following degrees in English gained at Oxford University and London University, Mark entered into teaching before later retraining as a psychologist. This academic background and professional experience assists with engendering confidence in individuals across the age spectrum (adolescents to seniors) presenting with a wide range of skills, experiences and difficulties, and with helping clients articulate complex, often elusive, personal experiences through a combination of close listening and clear elucidation.