Holly is a warm and dedicated Clinical Psychologist who brings to Beacon House over ten year’s experience of working in mental health services across the life span. Holly seeks to work collaboratively with individuals and families to understand their psychological needs and support them to bring about positive change.

Holly has spent a significant proportion of her career working with children, young people and their families in various settings including general Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHSs), a community learning disability team, an adolescent inpatient unit, the National and Specialist CAMHS Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) clinic, and a children’s ward of a specialist hospital providing reconstructive surgery and burns care.

During her time at the OCD clinic, Holly provided training to fellow mental health professionals and collaborated with the national charity, OCD Action, to develop information packs for schools, parents and young people. She also contributed to regular webinars that aimed to provide information and support to parents.

Holly also values the opportunity to work with adults and has previously done so in a number of contexts including a general Assessment and Treatment Service, a memory clinic and a trauma service.

Holly is particularly interested in supporting individuals with various anxiety problems such as:

  • OCD
  • social anxiety
  • health anxiety
  • phobias
  • panic

In addition, she has a special interest in working with children and adults who have suffered trauma.

Holly has been trained in a range of assessment and therapeutic techniques, however her primary approaches include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and EMDR (Eye Movement Densitisation and Reprocessing).

Holly is registered with the Health Care Professions Council (membership number PYL23966) and chartered with the British Psychological Society (membership number 138524).

  • Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM)
    Dawn Harris Epione Training & Consultancy, June 2019
  • EMDR with children and adolescents Part 2
    with Joanne Morris-Smith, May 2016
  • EMDR with children and adolescents, Part 1
    Dr Kamala-Maria Mueller, January 2016
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
    University of Oxford (2006-2009)
  • MSc in Occupational Psychology
    University of Sheffield (2000-2001)
  • BSc Hons in Psychology
    University of Sheffield (1996-1999)
  • Jassi, A., Kolvenbach, S., Heyman, I., Macleod, T, Rose, J. & Diamond, H. (2015).
    Increasing knowledge about obsessive compulsive disorder and support for parents and schools: Evaluation of initiatives. Health Education Journal, 1-10.
  • Krebs G., Isomura K., Lang K., Jassi A., Heyman I., Diamond H., Advani J., Turner C., Mataix-Cols D. (2015).
    How resistant is ‘treatment-resistant’ obsessive-compulsive disorder in youth? British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 54(1), 63-75.
  • Diamond, H., Llewelyn, S., Relf, M., Bruce, C. (2010)Helpful Aspects of Bereavement Support for Adults Following an Expected Death: Volunteers’ and Bereaved People’s Perspectives. Death Studies, 36(6), 541-564.