About Dr Holmes



Dr Holmes obtained the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Glasgow after working for several years in both NHS and independent services.

She has twenty years of experience working in adult mental health, in patient psychiatry, autism services, brain injury rehabilitation, addictions and child and family services. Alongside these roles she also spent a decade working for and providing staff training for Scotland's Breathing Space suicide prevention service.

Service Development

She developed and currently leads the innovative clinical psychology service within Surehaven Glasgow, a secure psychiatric hospital for clients with complex mental health needs. Her staff training programme specifically tailored for teams working with this client group recently won Surehaven Hospital the 'highly commended' award at the independent healthcare awards, and it was recognised by the forensic peer review process as an example of innovative practice.


Doctorate Clinical Psychology

MSc psychological research

BSc (Hons) Psychology


Her Safe Space therapy work routinely focusses on anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, bereavement and low confidence.

She specialises in integrating a wide range of therapy approaches and increasingly finds herself incorporating more Compassionate Mind Therapy techniques into her work. This is due to the enhanced well being her clients experience as a direct result of developing a better relationship with themselves.

Teaching & Additional

She regularly trains psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, therapists and counsellors on a wide range of psychology topics, teaches doctoral level clinical psychology trainees and provides clinical supervision for MSc Art Psychotherapy students.

She also owns a Big Brown Horse that she rides when she has time and she drinks a lot of tea!

Professional Memberships

British Psychological Society Chartered Clinical Psychologist. Membership no. 127660

Health Care Professions Council registered Clinical Psychologist. Membership no. PYL24919

Networking Community of Psychologists in Private Practice Member

Compassionate Well Being Society Member