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Dr Kelly Dickson

I am passionate about supporting people to improve their mental health, psychological, social, and spiritual well-being. I trained in Applied Psychology and Sociology before qualifying as an integrative psychotherapist, counselor and coach in 2015. I have been working in Evidence-Based Policy and Practice at the Social Research Institute, University College London, for over twenty years. I have experience in the design and delivery of complex mental health services in hospital and community-based settings. I grew up in Holloway, North London, and now live in Hertfordshire.


I provide 1:1 psychotherapy in Islington N1 and Online. As an academic, I undertake and continue to stay up-to-date with the latest research evidence in mental health, psychotherapy, counseling, and coaching. 


 I have experience working with people confronted with a range of issues. Most commonly anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma/PTSD, narcissistic abuse, grief, eating disorders, anger, relationship issues and not achieving life goals.  I have worked in both university and community mental health settings providing short-term and open-ended therapy and coaching.  My interests include understanding what shapes our mental health and psychosocial well-being, such as childhood, social media, peers, social inequalities, and other factors; and how to take a holistic and evidence-based approach to address our mental health. 



PhD in Evidence-Based Policy and Practice


MA in Integrative Psychotherapy, Middlesex University


Life coach, Newcastle University


Msc. Social Research, Surrey University


BSc. Applied Psychology and Sociology

Recent Publications

Dickson K, et al. (2022) COVID-19 and Population Mental Health. London: EPPI Centre, UCL Social Research Institute, UCL Institute of Education, University College London.

Kwan, I., Dickson et al. (2020). Cyberbullying and children and young people's mental health: a systematic map of systematic reviews. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 23(2), 72-82.

Dickson, K & Bangpan (2018) What are the barriers to, and facilitators of, implementing and receiving MHPSS programmes delivered to populations affected by humanitarian emergencies? A qualitative evidence synthesis, Global Mental Health, 5, e21

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