Dr Kerry Ashton-Shaw

Psychologist in Liverpool

BSc. (hons) M.Sc., D.Clin.Psych

Dr Kerry Ashton-Shaw areas of expertise:

Professional statement

Dr Kerry Ashton-Shaw is highly knowledgeable and committed consultant clinical psychologist based in Liverpool. She has extensive experience working with adults, children, adolescents, and their families. She has a special interest in developmental and complex trauma.

Dr Ashton-Shaw currently offers specialist psychological assessment, formulation (a psychological understanding) and intervention for a wide range of mental health and emotional issues. Her current areas of work include treating depression and low mood, anxiety (OCD, health, phobias), low self-esteem, PTSD, and trauma, C-PTSD, stress, unusual experiences (hearing and seeing things that other people can't), overwhelming emotions, deliberate self-harm, relational difficulties, chronic pain, hoarding, and behavioural problems.

Offering parenting/carer support is also a significant part of her expertise. Furthermore, at her Liverpool practice, Dr Ashton-Shaw works with victims and survivors of abuse, including domestic, financial and sexual abuse. She works with a range of therapies and adapts her approach to the needs of each individual client. She is an expert in therapeutic approaches including EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing), DDP (dyadic developmental psychotherapy), CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) and CAT (cognitive analytic therapy).

In previous NHS posts, Dr Ashton-Shaw has supported the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programmes at Liverpool, Lancaster, and Manchester Universities. She offered trainee clinical psychologists’ placements and lectured as part of the child and adolescent academic programmes. Dr Ashton-Shaw has completed The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics™ (NMT) Training Certification through the Phase I level. She appeared as the on-screen expert on C4s Britain's Biggest Hoarders and is currently working with the Family Stability Network FASTN.

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