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Dr Michelle Marlborough

HCPC Clinical Psychologist (DClinPsy) and Clinical Director


DClinPsy - University of Leicester

Foundation Level Systemic Theory and Practice - University of Leicester

MSc Psychological Research - University of Leicester

BSc(hons) Psychology - Lancaster University

Additional training in Systemic practice, level one.

EMDR practitioner (parts 1-4)

Level One Theraplay and MIM training and provides Theraplay® Informed Practice

Enhanced Certificate in Executive Functioning Coaching

Michelle is HCPC registered and works mainly with children and families but is also experienced to work with adults.

Michelle has specialist training and clinical experience working with adults and children with Learning Disabilities and Autism, children with medical conditions, ARFID and complex feeding presentations in children, adults with brain injuries and both children and adults with a range of mental health difficulties, including anxieties, OCD, hoarding and difficulties related to early life trauma. Michelle also has experience in supporting families and children through the perinatal period and into early parenting, with a focus on difficulties with trauma, attachment and behaviours that challenge. Michelle is also experienced and trained in diagnosing ASD and learning disabilities (including specific learning difficulties or Dyslexia) for both children and adults. Michelle is one of the leading professionals across the UK developing services and pathways for those experiencing ARFID and complex feeding difficulties and has received significant training by the leading experts.

Before becoming a clinical psychologist Michelle worked in Special Educational Needs for 10 years working with parents and professionals to put together the best education for children with complex needs. This experience has led to the development of the services she provides to schools believing that the right emotional and psychological support for both pupils and teachers is vital.


Marlborough, M., Welham, A., Jones, C. et al. Autism spectrum disorder in females with fragile X syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prevalence. J Neurodevelop Disord 13, 28 (2021). 

Dewhurst, S.A., & Marlborough, M. (2003). Memory bias in the recall of pre-exam anxiety: The influence of self-enhancement.Applied Cognitive Psychology, 17, 695-702.

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