Dr Eleanor SorrellPsychD (Clinical), PhD

  • Areas Covered:
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Personal Injury Assessment (Psychological)
  • Medical Negligence

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Typical areas of involvement

  • Personal Injury (Adults and Children)
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Road Accident
  • Effects of Automatism in Traffic Situations
  • Work Accident
  • Housing Stress
  • Psychological Aspects of Medical Negligence
  • Chronic Pain
  • Reliability of Witness
  • Employment Cases

Employment History

March 2017 - Current

Co-founder and Lead Psychologist, Psychology South Essex

  • March 2013 –March 2017

    Lead Clinical Psychologist – Secure,
    Forensic and Inpatient Service, North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Interpersonal Processes and Hearing Voices: A Study of the Association Between Relating to Voices and Distress in Clinical and Non-Clinical Samples. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 38(2), 127-140

Sorrell, E., Hayward, M. & Meddings, S. (2010)

“Coping with Depression”: an open study of the efficacy of a group psychoeducational intervention in chronic, treatment-refractory depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 82(1), 125-129

Swan, J., Sorrell, E., MacVicar, R., Durham, R. & Matthews, K. (2003)

  • Animal models of depression: navigating through the clinical fog. Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews, 29 (4-5), 503-513

    Matthews, K., Christmas, D. Swan, J & Sorrell, E. (2005)

Recent Training Courses

  • Provision of psychological assessment and therapy to individuals with complex mental health problems.
  • Conducting therapeutic interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, solution focused therapy and attachment based interventions.
  • Supervision of Clinical Psychologists and multidisciplinary team members.
  • Training and Consultation to professionals from healthcare and criminal justice system.

Professional Qualifications

September 2003 –September 2006

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)University of Surrey

May 2000 –September 2003

Doctor of PhilosophyThesis entitled: Management of treatment resistant depression University of Dundee


  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
  • Health Professions Council Registered

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