About Me


Dr Boyd has worked in adult mental health in a psychological capacity for over 20 years across community, forensic and hospital (NHS/independent) settings.


She is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (qualifying in 2010) and registered with and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

She has a MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology and is qualified in Systemic Practice with the Association of Family Therapy as a Systemic Practitioner. She has undertaken further training and qualification with Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ​​


Her areas of specialism and interest are Adult Mental Health, Adults with Learning Disabilities and Forensic Mental Health and Behaviour. 

Her independent practice commenced in 2014 offering therapeutic and medico-legal services. Dr Elizabeth Boyd Psychological Services Ltd commenced in 2016. 

Excellence and Professionalism is assured through adherence to Professional Practice and Clinical Guidelines and Codes of Conduct as laid out by the BPS and HCPC. Regular clinical supervision and continuing professional development is undertaken.


Educational Qualifications

Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, Lincoln University, 2010

Masters of Science (MSc) Applied Forensic Psychology, University of Leicester, 2004

Bachelor of Science Criminology and Psychology, Keele University, 1999

Therapy Trainings/Professional Qualifications

Bond Solon Expert Witness (Criminal Law),                     2021, 

Internal Family Systems Practitioner L1 (108 hrs)   2021

ACT In Process Certificate                                     2021

EMDR Practitioner                                                2018

Bond Solon Expert Witness (Civil Law),                           2017

System Practitioner, University of Leeds,                         2015

Chartered Psychologist Status,                                        2013

Rational-Emotive CBT Practitioner                                   2010

HCPC Clinical Psychologist                                              2010

BPS Division of Clinical Psychology member                    2007

Most Recent Positions Held

Associate Clinical Psychologist, PSUK Ltd     (Current)   

Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Dr E Boyd Psychological Services Ltd (Current)

Sub-committee member, Power Threat Meaning Framework, BPS  (Current). 

Clinical Psychologist, CMHT, HM Prison Service 

Lead Clinical Psychologist Adult Complex Care, Priory Hospital

Clinical Psychologist, Learning Disabilities, Avon & Wiltshire NHS Trust

Principal Clinical Psychologist, Specialist Learning Disabilities Service, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 


Assoc Contextual Behavioural Sciences Member         ACBS                  2021

Register of Uni Certificates Expert Witnesses             Bond Solon          2019

EMDR Association UK (Practitioner)                           EMDR UK/Euro    2018

Clinical Psychologist                                                ACP-UK               2018

Systemic Practitioner                                               AFP                    2015

Clinical Psychologist          (PYL25621)                      HCPC                 2010

Clinical Psychologist – Division of Clin Psychology      BPS                    1999