About me

Dr Simon Chesney (BSc., DClinPsy)

NHS Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Specialist in working with people who experience a wide variety of complex and chronic adult mental health difficulties.  ISST certified schema therapist.

Training, qualifications & experience

Academic & Professional Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University (Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology).
  • First Class Hons Psychology (BSc), Brunel University London.
  • Registered Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical), Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Member of Association of Clinical Psychologists-UK
  • Accredited Schema Therapist, International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST).
  • Qualified Systemic Practitioner, Association for Family Therapy & Systemic Practice (AFT).
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, British Isles Intensive DBT Training.
  • Clinical Psychology Supervisor Course, Surrey University & Liverpool University.
  • Training in working with dissociative conditions and in use of SCID-D.
  • Two day training to facilitate and run schema-mindfulness group (Feb 2017)


  • Consultant Clinical Psychologist, North-West NHS Mental Health Trust (2012 – present day).
  • Honorary Lecturer Clinical Psychology, Liverpool University, Doctoral Clinical Psychology Training Programme (2009 – present day).
  • Principal Clinical Psychologist, Enhanced Day Therapies Service, North-West NHS Mental Health Trust (2007-2012).
  • Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist, CMHT, North-West NHS Mental Health Trust (2005-7).
  • Specialist Clinical Psychologist, CMHT, London NHS Mental Health Trust (2004-5)


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