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Dr. Daniel Sheppard

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Daniel Sheppard (BA, QTS, MSc, PhD, DClinPsy) is a British Clinical Psychologist, registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in the UK. He gained his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Edinburgh, where he specialised within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) for the NHS. Dr Dan also holds a PhD in autism, for which he has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals (see publications HERE).

Prior to his work as a psychologist, Dr Dan worked as a qualified teacher in the UK, teaching predominantly in schools for children and young people with additional, complex needs. His unique experience, as both teacher and psychologist, allows him to understand the constraints, challenges and opportunities of daily school life, and the way in which these can impact on the mental health of pupils, teachers and other school staff.

As a compassionate, person-centred clinical psychologist, Dr Dan employs an integrative therapeutic approach to meet individuals’ needs, placing the client/therapist relationship at the heart of therapy. Through his work as a teacher, researcher and clinical psychologist he has spent over 16 years working collaboratively with people and their wider systems to help make sense of their difficulties and navigate everyday life. Dr Dan’s focus on neurodiversity, throughout his career, has furthered his ability to notice and challenge assumptions, including his own, and to consider the biopsychosocial factors that interact to influence the unique way in which a person relates to themselves and the world around them.

Areas of expertise

  • Neurodivergent conditions (e.g., Autism, ADHD, Intellectual Disabilities) and related behavioural and mental health difficulties
  • Psychological assessment, formulation & therapy with children, adolescents and adults
  • Parent/teacher/carer support e.g., psychoeducation, reflective practice, therapy
  • Collaborative development of school- and home-based psychological support strategies and intervention
  • Anxiety, stress and depression
  • Behavioural/emotional regulation difficulties
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • School refusal
  • Relational difficulties

Therapeutic modalities

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Systemic/relational approach

Professional affiliations

  • DHA licensed Clinical Psychologist (Dubai)
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • General Teaching Council for England (GTC)


  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Edinburgh)
  • PhD in Autism (Radboud University Nijmegen): publications HERE
  • MSc in Psychology (University of Hertfordshire)
  • UK-Qualified Teacher Status (QTS): 8-years teaching experience