Dr Louise Fairburn

Clinical Psychologist

BA (Hons), MSc and D.Clin Psychol Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Dr Louise Fairburn qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2009 from the University of Liverpool and has since worked in both NHS and private settings.

Dr Fairburn provides psychological assessment and therapy. Her specialist area is Clinical Health Psychology. Often emotional difficulties can arise following a new diagnosis of a condition, appearance and bodily changes following surgery and/or treatment, or when managing a chronic, ongoing health condition. Therefore Dr Fairburn can provide support when psychological difficulties are linked to physical illness and/or injury. Dr Fairburn can also provide support when making decisions about surgery and/or treatment.

Dr Fairburn also provides assessment and treatment for other psychological issues such as low mood, anxiety and stress.

In her NHS role, Dr Fairburn is currently a Macmillan Principal Clinical Psychologist working in a large hospital trust, providing specialist intervention when psychological difficulties are related to cancer. She also specialises in providing assessments for people who wish to undergo Risk Reducing Mastectomy either following breast cancer or due to carrying the BRCA 1/2 gene.

Dr Fairburn draws on a range of psychological models to inform her practice and will tailor these to suit the individual. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Treatment Information:

Some of the primary treatments that Dr Fairburn offers are in relation to:

Clinical Health Psychology

  • Adjustment to physical illness
  • Psychological aspects of chronic illness
  • Treatment decision making

More general psychological issues:

  • Low mood
  • Anxiety
  • Stress-related difficulties


  • BA (Hons) Psychology with English – First Class Honours
  • MSc Research Methods in Psychology
  • D.Clin. Psychol Doctorate in Clinical Psychology