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About Me

I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC- Practitioner Psychologist, registration no. PYL25543). I have a first class degree in Psychology from the University of Manchester and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) from Royal Holloway, University of London. I have worked within the NHS for over 15 years, across a range of adult mental health and physical health settings.

Currently, I continue to work part-time in the NHS and part-time in private practice.  

Therapies I work with:

My main therapeutic approaches are cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and third-wave approaches, such as Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). These approaches have been shown to be effective for common difficulties such as anxiety and depression, as well as adjustment to a physical health problem. These therapies are relatively short-term interventions, usually between 6-12 sessions, although the exact number of sessions is tailored according to individual need. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and I offer this therapy to clients whose difficulties relate to previous traumatic experiences. 








  • Buttigieg, K, McKechnie & Murray, K (2022). How can I stop worrying about my health? Heart Matters magazine, British Heart Foundation.

  • Murray, K., Buttigieg, K., Todd, M. & McKechnie, V. (2021). Delivering and efficient and effective support group for patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). BMC Health Services Research, 21: 745.

  • Banwell, E., Murray, K. & Gunning, S. (2015). Psychological Implications and management for patients with implantable cardioverter defbrillators. Cardiac Rhythm News, 162. 

  • Banwell, E. & Murray, K. (2015). The role of psychological support after myocardial infarction. Cardiovascular News, 274.

  • Koh, C. & Murray, K. (2014). Delivering CVD care: GPs under pressure and disempowered–a qualitative study. Primary Care Cardiovascular Journal, 7:81-84.

  • Murray, K., Murphy, D., Connolly, S., et al. (2013). Comparison of uptake and predictors of adherence in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in a community-based cardiovascular prevention programme. Journal of Public Health, 36(4), 644- 650.

  • McCahon D, Murray E.T., Murray K., et al. (2011). Does self-management of oral anticoagulation therapy improve quality of life and anxiety? Family Practice, 28(2):134-140.

  • Murray, K., Pombo-Carril, M., Bara-Carril, N., et al. (2003). Factors determining uptake of a CD-ROM based CBT self-help treatment for Bulimia. European Eating Disorders Review, 11, 243-260.

  • Waller, G., Schmidt, U., Treasure, T., Murray, K., et al. (2009). Problems across care pathways in specialist adult eating disorders services. Psychiatric Bulletin, 33, 26-29.

  • Cohn, S., Alenya, J., Murray, K., Bhugra, D., De-Guzman, J. & Schmidt, U. (2006). Experiences and expectations of refugee doctors. British Journal of Psychiatry, 189, 74-78.

  • Bara-Carril, N., Williams, C., Pombo-Carril, M., Reid, Y., Murray, K., et al. (2004).  A Preliminary Investigation into the feasibility of a CD-ROM Cognitive-Behavioural Self-Help Intervention for Bulimia Nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 35 (4), 538-548.

  • Schmidt, U., Landau S., Pombo-Carril, M., Bara-Carril, N., Murray, K. et al. (2006). Does personalized feedback improve the outcome of cognitive-behavioural guided self-care in bulimia nervosa? British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45 (1), 111-121.


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