Dr Polly James - Clinical Psychologist Brighton & Hove
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Dr Polly James

Dr Polly James

Dr Polly James

Clinical Psychologist
I am a Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist in Brighton & Hove working with children and adults across the lifespan with various physical, mental and neurodevelopmental needs. I also have an interest and specialism in working with children with allergies.

Children, Teenagers, Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Physical Health, Paediatrics, Pain, OCD, Low Self-Esteem/Worth, Health Anxiety, Agoraphobia, Stress, Feeding Difficulties, Allergies, Gastroenterology, Neurodiversity including Autism and ADHD, Parenting Difficulties, Bullying, Social Skills Problems,


Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy and Behavioural Therapy.


Brighton, Hove & Eastbourne

Online Therapy


I am a Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist based in Brighton & Hove. I have been working in the NHS for over 10 years. I love the work that I do and I aim to provide a warm, friendly non-judgmental environment for therapy with children, young people, adults and their families.

My Experience

I have extensive experience working with children with a range of psychological difficulties including paediatrics, anxiety, low mood and low self-esteem. As a mother of 2 small children I can empathise with how overwhelming it can be! 

I draw from a range of evidence based therapeutic models as well as applying my skills as a yoga teacher to provide a person centred approach for the child. For the past 7 years I have been working at the Evelina London Children’s hospital delivering specialist psychological assessment and treatment to children, young people and their families.

During my time at the Evelina London I became very interested in working with children with food allergies and feeding difficulties. It was clear to me how integral psychological services were to children’s allergy. Six years ago I set up the children’s allergy psychology service where I worked as the lead clinical psychologist. 

My Training

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology –  Institute of Psychiatry 

October 2011 – October 2014 – DclinPsy


Joint Philosophy and Psychology Degree –  University of Bristol

October 2004 – July 2007 – First class Joint Hons Bsc


200hr Yoga Teacher training –  Power Yoga Company

November 2015 – Yoga teacher


Compassion focussed therapy training

Narrative therapy ‘what’s the problem?’

Narrative therapy for children and families

Institute of Narrative Therapy

Tree of Life training  

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy  

Makaton Signing 

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