Dr Dhuana (Dee) Affleck

Tel : 07989 467 469

email : dee@dhuanaafflecktherapy.co.uk

Academic Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Psychology.

Master of Science (MSc). Counselling/Psychotherapy.

Professional Qualifications

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Training Part II Advanced

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Intermediate Pre Level II Training

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Level I Training

Diploma (Dip) in CAT

Post Grad Diploma (Pg. Dip) Counselling

Membership of Professional Bodies

Accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer of the Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT). Membership no. 000013

British Psychological Society: Membership number: 426261

Health & Care Professional Council Registration REG No. PYL32884.

Dr Dhuana (Dee) Affleck -  Counselling Psychologist in Edinburgh

Let me introduce myself...

For the last 20 years, I have worked within NHS specialist psychotherapy clinics. I therefore have experience of working within a specialist trauma service and working within an eating disorder service.

Working within these services has involved me offering therapy to individuals who have been given a range of formal psychiatric diagnoses such as...

  • depressive disorders
  • anxiety disorders
  • personality disorders
  • eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder)
  • posttraumatic stress disorder. (PTSD)

My work in the field of trauma has also involved clinical contact with Lothian and Borders Police and Lothian and Borders Fire Service personnel. I also have experience of working in Psycho Oncology.

In addition to working with adults, I have also worked with young people (ages 16-25 years), on issues of sexual health and sexuality.

I have also worked briefly offering counselling in primary care, and for a brief period worked as a school counsellor, working with young people between the ages of 12 -18 years old.  

I am currently employed on a private basis by NHS Grampian, NHS Highland and NHS Lanarkshire to provide CAT supervision.  I supervise clinicians working in primary and secondary care as well as specialist services such as addictions, forensics, health psychology and eating disorder services.

Over the last six years, I have been Co-Director of CAT Training Scotland, CAT Practitioner Training Course, Stirling. CAT trainees undertaking this course are able to opt to work towards an MSc.I design and deliver a range of teaching/training materials for students working at postgraduate level providing assessment and feedback on academic and clinical aspects of the course.

I am also Seminar Lead in Scotland for the Interregional Residential ACAT Psychotherapy Training (IRRAPT) course.  

In addition to my clinical work I have also undertaken psychotherapy research. My PhD (Psychology) was an investigation into the concept of the role of dialogicality in consciousness and human activity.