Dr Jan Ferris, Clinical Psychologist, BA (Hons) DClinPsy

I am a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist, with over 18 years experience, working with people who present with psychological distress.  In addition to working in private practice I continue to work part-time within the NHS.  I have extensive experience working with clients across the adult lifespan with a broad range of clinical presentations and complexity.  

I have a particular interest in the adaptation of evidence-based psychological therapies to effect positive change.  I most enjoy working together with clients to help them make sense of their experiences and to support them to make changes to reduce distress.  I am committed to delivering both the science and art of clinical psychology; providing focussed, evidence-based interventions in a way that is accessible, based on compassion and therapeutic connection.  As a clinical psychologist, I am trained to deliver a number of psychological therapies.  I draw on a number of theoretical approaches to guide my work including:


  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT)
  • Systemic approaches.  

I have extensive experience in providing consultation and regularly train clinicians within the NHS to deliver Behavioural Family Therapy and supervise their implementation in practice.  Also, I deliver teaching on both the Glasgow and Edinburgh University Doctorate in Clinical Psychology courses.  


2008   Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Edinburgh.

2001   PG Dip. In Psychology, Open University.  

1999   BA (Hons) in Social Science with Behavioural Science, University of Paisley.

Professional Registrations and Memberships

I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC: PYL26968)

Dr Jan Ferris, Clinical Psychologist

Dr Jan Ferris, Clinical Psychologist