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Helen Beckwith

BSc(Hons) MSc DClinPsy PhD

Research Clinical Psychologist

I am an HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist affiliated with Oxford Health. I undertook clinical training at Newcastle University followed by doctoral research training at University of Cambridge. 

I have over ten years’ experience working clinically in the NHS, where I specialised in delivering evidence-based treatments for adults with psychosis; specifically, cognitive behavioural therapies, family interventions and EMDR.

The aim of my research and clinical work is to improve the effectiveness and accessibility of psychological interventions, especially for people who experience distressing delusions and hallucinations. I am particularly interested in transdiagnostic mechanisms and approaches.

Within the O-CAP team I focus on implementation of new psychological treatments in clinical practice. We are currently evaluating how well the gameChange intervention and Feeling Safe Programme work in NHS services for psychosis. I also support several development studies testing new virtual reality experiences for use in healthcare and local delivery of the RAPID trial.

In addition, I collaborate with the Newcastle Uncertainty Treatment Development team to better understand and treat uncertainty distress as a causal and maintenance factor for transdiagnostic anxiety. I also continue to work with the international community of researchers examining attachment theory and early childhood development.