Dr Ruth Watson – Director
Dr Ruth Watson completed her doctorate in 2004, and currently works part-time as a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist within NHS Older Adult Mental Health services. Her role involves assessment and therapeutic work with complex cases presenting with a variety of mental health and relationship difficulties. Therapeutic work is informed by cognitive-behavioural therapy, cognitive-analytic and behavioural approaches. She also undertakes detailed neuropsychological assessments of those with suspected cognitive impairment.
Dr Watson provides regular consultation to staff working on mental health wards, and Dementia liaison teams, regarding management of behavioural and psychosocial symptoms of dementia. She is involved in the design and delivery of training to staff, carers and service users across the NHS trust. Additionally she provides regular teaching on the Manchester doctorate course in Clinical Psychology, and frequently supervises trainees from all three North-West Clinical Psychology courses. Dr Watson is employed by Dementia UK as a clinical supervisor for two of the North-West Admiral Nurse groups.
As a director of Assured Psychological Services Ltd, Dr Watson offers assessment and therapeutic work to individuals presenting with a variety of problems – including Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety disorders, Adjustment difficulties, Low self-esteem, Relationship issues, and Work-related Stress. In the last few years she has been fortunate to expand her therapeutic skills with additional training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Behavioural Family Therapy.