Helen McCarthy Litfield House Bristol

Dr Helen McCarthy


Dr McCarthy is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who worked initially in the NHS and is now in full-time private practice.

She has three particular areas of speciality:
1. Using Appetite Retraining, she helps people to change their eating habits in order to lose weight permanently. This alternative to dieting involves relearning how to use your body’s natural hunger and fullness signals to guide your eating. This is achieved by identifying your unhelpful eating habits, changing them one at a time and addressing and overcoming any mental blocks which may have prevented you from losing weight in the past.
Further details at www.theappetitedoctor.co.uk

2. Helping people overcome psychological trauma, anxiety and eating disorders. Since 1989 she has worked with adults aged 17 and above using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing and Energy Psychology.

3. Preparing Expert Witness Clinical Psychology reports for Court proceedings. Dr McCarthy has acted as an Expert Witness since 1995 and is a full member of the Expert Witness Institute (http://www.ewi.org.uk)

In January 2019 Dr McCarthy released a book called “How to Retrain your Appetite” which is available to purchase now from major retailers
Dr McCarthy was recently interviewed by a journalist from the Bristol Post, click here to read the interview Bristol Post Website

Consultant Profile

Name: Dr Helen McCarthy
Qualifications: B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Experimental Psychology University of Durham 1981, D. Phil. In Psychology University of Oxford 1986, British Psychological Society Diploma in Clinical Psychology 1989
Specialities: Weight loss, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Eating disorders, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
Clinical Research Interests:
Year Qualified: 1989
Appointments NHS:
University Posts:
Membership of National Professional Societies: Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Accredited Practitioner with the EMDR Association of UK and Ireland, Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, Full member of the Expert Witness Institute
Publications: "How to Retrain Your Appetite: Lose weight eating all your favourite foods" Collins & Brown 2019
Medico Legal Reports: Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Work-related accident and disease

Contact Details

Appointments: 01454 854 492
Private Secretary: Lesley Gully lesleygully@protonmail.com
Contact Number: 01454 854 492
Email Address: drhelenmccarthy@gmail.com
Website Link: http://www.theappetitedoctor.co.uk