Trauma/ PTSD/ Emotional difficulties/ Stress/ Anxiety

• BA (Hons) Psychology, University College Dublin (UCD), 1st class Honours, 2009
• MSc Human Neuroscience, University of Royal Holloway, Distinction, 2010
• Post Grad Diploma in Mental Health, University of Middlesex Pass, (Pass/Fail), 2011
• Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClin), Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IOPPN); Kings College London Pass (Pass/Fail), 2016
• Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Foundation course, 8 weeks, 2015
• Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Training (DBT); Foundation course British Isles DBT Training, 5 days, 2015
• Clinical Supervision, Kings College London, IOPPN, 3 days, 2017
• DBT-PTSD; Complex Trauma and Childhood sexual abuse Training Martin Bohus in collaboration with British Isles, 3 days, 2017
• Radically open (RO) DBT; Foundation, Tom Lynch in collaboration with the British Isles 10 days (5 days in May and 5 days in October), 2018
• Understanding Complex Post traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) in the ICD 11 Conference ; Complex trauma British Psychological Society, 1 day, 2018
• Trauma and Dissociation Conference Dr Nuri Gene¬ Cos, 1 day 2018 (Attended and co-facilitated)
• Yoga Therapy Course, Minded Institute, 2 1/2years (550 hours), Qualified 2020
• 4 day DBT PE PTSD (Prolonged exposure) Melanie Harned, British Isles, July 2020

Dr Gráinne Turley-Gibson is a Clinical Psychologist, who specialises in working with young people, families and adults; and has expertise in assessing and treating those who have experienced trauma and emotional difficulties. Dr Gráinne Turley achieved a BSc in Psychology at University College Dublin. She then completed an MSc in Human Neuroscience in Royal Holloway, University of London before completing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IOPPN), King’s College London. Dr Turley has worked in both primary, secondary and tertiary mental health services in both adult and young people services, both in the community and inpatient settings.

She currently works as a Senior Clinical Psychologist at the National and Specialist CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service) DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) Service at the Maudsley Hospital (NHS), providing therapy for young people and families and has worked in this service since 2015, having worked in the NHS since 2010. In her NHS role she specialises in providing evidence based effective therapies, DBT and trauma-focused interventions (pro-longed exposure) for young people who experience complex trauma, dissociative experiences, emotional dysregulation and whom struggle with self-harm and suicidal behaviours. Dr Turley mainly uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), mindfulness approaches and other trauma-based models (DBT- Complex PTSD, Prolonged Exposure). Dr Turley- Gibson has a keen interest in the mind-body connection and integrates body-based therapies, such as techniques from sensorimotor therapy to support healing from mental distress. She is also a qualified yoga therapist; Yoga therapy is an innovative mind-body approach to promoting the body’s natural healing mechanism by activating the parasympathetic nervous system and allows people to tap into the wisdom of their bodies. Yoga therapy is a combination of talking, breath practices and movement.

Dr Turley provides teaching on the assessment and treatment of adolescent mental health difficulties on undergraduate, MSc level and Doctorate level of Clinical Psychology Courses (DClinPsy) at the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, King’s College London. She also supervises DClinPsy clinical placements. She regularly provides training to other professionals within and outside of the NHS.