Dr Monika Parkinson

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in various settings including the NHS, Higher Education and Private Practice.

Currently I hold a post in the NHS as a Highly Specialist Paediatric Psychologist, helping young people and families both at Royal Berkshire Hospital and the Dingley Child Development Centre. Previously I was the team lead for a small NHS Primary Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

I have carried out clinical research at the University of Reading and was awarded a Department of Health NIHR fellowship to investigate family support in teenage depression. I currently hold a Visiting Fellow position at the University of Reading. 

I have provided training, teaching and supervision to a range of qualified professionals and students in training.

I have various publications, including a number of books for professionals and self-help books for young people and families.


BSc (Hons) Psychology, 1st Class, University of Reading

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DclinPsy), Royal Holloway University of London

CBT Practitioner (BABCP full accreditation) www.babcp.com


British Psychological Society (Chartered Psychologist) www.bps.org.uk

Member of the Division of Clinical Psychology www.bps.org.uk/bpslegacy/dcp

Registered by the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) - check listing

Member of the Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice www.achippp.org.uk

Member of the Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) www.acamh.org