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About Me

I qualified as a Chartered Psychologist 25 years ago. I am a HCPC (see below) Counselling Psychologist and BABCP accredited CBT supervisor and therapist.  I spent most of my career working within the NHS in the UK, with my last role being Consultant Psychologist in Organisational Development and Workforce Wellness for a large NHS acute hospital and community Trust.   

I have over 20 years experience working in the NHS, being involved in clinical practice, senior leadership, training and research in a range of settings including primary care, community mental health, acute physical and mental health, corporate wellbeing and liaison psychiatry. 

My experience of working in voluntary sector organisations includes overseas NGOs and UK based charities, predominantly working with the impact of extreme and complex trauma supporting capacity building across multiple systems.  I have experience of delivering postgraduate training, and was a Senior Lecturer on Counselling Psychology DPsych programmes and Course Director for an MSc in CBT.

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Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Leadership (Distinction). Kings College London


EMDR Part I, II & III. Sandi Richman, EMDR Europe Association


PG Diploma in Cognitive Therapy. Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre


Doctorate Counselling Psychology. City University, London


M.Sc. Counselling Psychology. City University, London


B.A. (Hons) Psychology. University of Sussex

Professional Registrations

The HCPC are the statutory regulating body for health care professionals in the UK, they set high and rigorous standards for training and continued professional development. To protect the public all UK based Psychologists have a legal requirement to register with the HCPC.


Health & Care Professionals Council (UK) - Registered Practitioner Psychologist. Member No. PLY15426

Psychological Society Ireland (Eire) – Chartered Psychologist. Member No. M13225C

British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapist (UK) - Accredited CBT Therapist and Supervisor. Member No. 007434


Greene, T., El-Leithy, S., Billings, J., Albert, I., Fortune, L. et al (2022) “Anticipating PTSD in Severe COVID Survivors: the case for screen-to-treat” European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 13(1) 1959707


Carey, R., Wooley, M., Fortune, L., Ersan, B., Govind, A. Yoong, W. (2021)The joys of Older Motherhood European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Reproductive Biology, 265: 169-174


Kotabagi, K., Fortune, L., Nauta, M. & Yoong, W., (2020) “COVID-19 positive mothers are not more anxious or depressed than non-COVID pregnant women during the pandemic: a pilot control comparison” . European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Reproductive Biology; 252: 615-616


Christodoulou, V. & Fortune, L. (2018) "A Discovery Interview Exploration in understanding

Turkish Clients Experiences within IAPT" The Qualitative Report, 23, 9, 2205-2221


Greenaway, R. & L. Fortune (2007) “GPs’ views of psychological services: A comparison of GPs who refer to onsite and offsite Services” Journal of Primary Care Mental Health, 4, 245-254


Fortune, L., Gracey, D., Burke, M. and Rawson, D. (2005) “The Effect of Service Setting on Treatment Outcome: A comparison between cognitive behavioural approaches within primary and secondary care” Journal of Mental Health, 14, 5, 483-498


Fortune, L. and Watts, M. (2000) “Examining Supervision: Comparing the beliefs of those who deliver and those who receive” Counselling Psychology Review, 15, 3, 5-15

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