Beyond Psychology

Who we are

Beyond Psychology was co-founded by Dr Kirsty Hughes and Dr Louise Mansell in 2017. Dr Kirsty Hughes is the current clinical director of Beyond Psychology.

Beyond Psychology is a not-for-profit social enterprise, led and founded by Chartered Clinical Psychologists, who use their expert knowledge, scientific research and experience to improve the mental health of children, their families and those that work with them. We have particular expertise in trauma and attachment. Our surplus funds are reinvested into serving the mental health of the local community.

We pride ourselves in offering an empowering, timely, effective, compassionate and quality service to children, families and to professionals who are working with them. We have worked in the public sector (NHS CAMHS), with schools, and with children’s services for over 15 years. The team has worked alongside occupational therapists, social workers, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, speech and language therapists and mental health nurses in these roles. Our diverse experience greatly enhances the service we can provide.

Our Mission:

To build a brighter future for children through compassionate Clinical-Psychology led support and training for professionals, parents and those who work with children and young people.

Our Aims

  • Use expert knowledge to enhance understanding and empower others
  • Offer a range of accessible, timely and cost effective treatments to promote resilience, prevention and early intervention
  • Provide a creative and quality service, using up to date evidence based and theory driven research, to inform and evaluate practice
  • Assist in improving the mental health of children and their families through assessments and interventions
  • Embed self-care and care of those working therapeutically with us through regular consultation, supervision and continued professional development
  • Provide a range of support in the form of consultation, workshops and training packages to universal services and professional groups
  • Operate on a not-for-private profit basis, with surplus funds being re-invested into the service, based on the needs identified by the community of people the co-operative works with

Our Value Proposition


Our services aim to empower you to by giving you the skills you need for effective child care.


We provide our training and services at a time to suit you.


We use the latest research and our expertise to ensure you can make a real difference.


We will always work with compassion and empathy.

We currently offer training and workshops at reduced rates, for those working alongside children and young people who have experienced early life trauma.

Meet the Team

  • Dr Kirsty Hughes

    Clinical Director of Beyond Psychology and specialist Clinical Psychologist

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  • Tanya Wallwork

    Clinical Mental Health Therapist

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  • Hannah Waugh

    Senior Assistant Psychologist and Co-director

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  • Victoria Russ

    Admin Assistant

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  • Dr. Samuel Tyrrell

    Clinical Psychologist

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