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Your Paediatric Psychology Team

There are a number of paediatric clinical psychologists in our team. We all have training and experience in helping children, young people, and their families. Our goal is to help everyone find ways of managing their health conditions well, whilst living a fun and full life.

Dr Megan Maidment – Lead Paediatric Clinical Psychologist

Megan joined the Paediatric Psychology Service at Bedfordshire Hospitals as the Service Lead in June 2022. She qualified as a clinical psychologist in 2014, and has worked in paediatric health settings ever since. Megan has supported children, young people and families who have been living with a wide range of different medical conditions and symptoms. She has trained in a variety of psychological therapy approaches (including cognitive behavioural therapy, systemic therapies, narrative therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and EMDR), which means that she can offer different types of support for children, young people, and families, depending on what will suit them best or be most helpful. Megan’s main aim is to help everyone find ways of ‘living their best life’, so that they feel confident about managing their medical condition and can spend more time doing the things that they enjoy most.

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Dr Charlotte Bolt – Senior Paediatric Clinical Psychologist

Charlotte has been working within the paediatric psychology service for four years and has worked therapeutically with individuals in the NHS for ten years. She really values working creatively to tailor sessions to meet the needs of a young person and their family. Charlotte mainly works using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT) and mindfulness approaches. Charlotte is also a Systemic Practitioner, which means she is able to offer family sessions too, integrating family therapy principles.

Where appropriate, she also integrates her therapy dog, Ruby, into sessions, after having completed her doctoral thesis on Dog-Assisted Psychological Therapies (DAPT) and is continuing research in this field. Charlotte has enjoyed experiences volunteering with organisations, both in the UK, India, Ghana and Kenya working with children with physical and emotional health difficulties. She is also a yoga teacher and chair yoga teacher, and is supporting some research around the value of yoga therapy and integrating yoga philosophy and practice within psychological therapies.

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Sophie Griffiths – Undergraduate Psychology Placement Student

Sophie is an undergraduate student studying Education with Psychology at the University of Bedfordshire, and is undertaking a placement year working with the Paediatric Psychology team. She hopes to eventually train as either a clinical or educational psychologist. Sophie has previously worked as a teaching assistant both in a primary school and nursery setting which included supporting children with autism or ADHD. She hopes to learn more about physical health conditions and learn about the psychological impacts these can have on children and families. Sophie is excited to gain valuable experience whilst learning from professionals and being part of the team.

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Patsy Tulloch – Paediatric Psychology Secretary

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We also have a variety of Trainee Clinical Psychologists and Undergraduate Psychology students who join our service on a rotation basis.