I am Dr Rebecca Mount but please call me Rebecca. I have been working in the field of psychological assessment and intervention with children and adults since 2002.  Prior to this I worked in a research capacity with children and young people with a genetic syndrome and associated learning disability.

Dr Rebecca Mount  BSc (Hons) PhD ClinPsyD CPsychol

In addition to working in private practice I haved worked in the NHS, with Local Authorities and a Social Enterprise. I am experienced in working with children, young people and adults with a wide range of presenting difficulties including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attachment disorder and other difficulties associated with abuse, neglect and developmental trauma. I have a special interest in offering assessment and intervention to looked after and adopted children and their carers and parents.

My clinical practice is informed by a range of therapeutic approaches including person centered, solution focused ideas, attachment theory, Cogntive Behavioural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, Compassion Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. What is important to me as a clinician is to start by gaining a good understanding and of the presenting difficulties so that we can match the most appropriate interventions for each person, family and situation. 

My qualifications are BSc (Hons) in Psychology (University of Reading); PhD in Psychology (University College London); Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Birmingham). The British Psychological Society has awarded me Chartered Psychologist status and I am a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (registration number PYL18943). I am registered with the DBS update service for the enhanced check for children and adults and I have professional indemnity insurance.

I provide advice and consultancy to residential social workers in children’s homes and other professionals surrounding children and their families. I have developed and delivered training packages for residential social workers, foster carers and adoptive parents on a range of topics including child development, brain development, attachment theory, trauma, styles of parenting and managing challenging behaviour. 

Associations

I have established working relationships with a number of Clinical Psychology colleagues in the local area and am able to access their additional services if we feel that would be helpful.

Selected Publications

  • Mount, R.H., Oliver, C. Berg, K., & Horsler, K. (2011). Effects of Adult Familiarity on
    Social Behaviours in Angelman Syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 55(3), 339-350.

  •  Mount, R. H., Charman, T., Hastings, R. P., Reilly, S., & Cass, H. (2003). Features of autism in Rett syndrome and severe mental retardation. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 33(4), 435-442.

  • Mount, R. H., Hastings, R. P., Reilly, S., Cass, H., & Charman, T. (2003). Towards a behavioral phenotype for Rett syndrome. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 108 1-12.

  • Mount, R. H., Charman, T., Hastings, R. P., Reilly, S., & Cass, H. (2002). The Rett Syndrome Behaviour Questionnaire (RSBQ): refining the behavioural phenotype of Rett syndrome. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 43(8), 1099-1110.