Lydia Bell is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who specialises in working with children, adolescents and their families, supporting young people who are struggling with emotional problems or experiencing more serious mental health difficulties. Her qualifications are as follows:

Clinical Psychologist: BSc(Hons) Psychology 1986, MSc Clinical Psychology 1993 University of Leicester
Post graduate Diploma in CBT from Oxford University 1997 (PG Dip CT oxon)

EMDR Europe Accreditation 2018 (Full four-part training, 2017-2018)

British Psychological Society Membership
Lydia is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS) and is a Clinical Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist.

Lydia is a member of the following BPS Divisions, Faculties and Networks:

  • Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP)
  • Faculty for Children, Young People and their Families (CYPF)
  • CYPF Faculty Networks: Paediatric Psychology network
  • Psychologists working in independent practice
  • Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology (FacCHP)
  • FacCHP Networks: Diabetes, Obesity, Respiratory
  • Faculty for Eating Disorders

Other professional registrations:

  • Health and Care Professionals Council (hcpc)
  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate
  • Information Commissioners Office (data protection)
  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • EMDR UK and Ireland

Due to the current Covid 19 restrictions, I have limited capacity in my clinics and am not able to accept new referrals at present.

Tel. 01394 617680
For our confidential answer service

Tel. 01394 615500
To speak to reception at Framfield Medical Centre.


Getting Started

Lydia provides a 15-minute telephone consultation to discuss your concerns and consider options open to you. This is free of charge. You can contact Lydia by phone 01394 617680.
This is a confidential phone number and answerphone service. Please leave your name and contact details, together with a brief message, and Lydia will phone you back to discuss your concerns and treatment options.

If you would prefer to email Lydia please include your contact details and a brief message outlining your concerns. Lydia will get back to you to talk through your concerns in more detail.

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