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Michael Sinclair: Consultant Chartered Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, London

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Dr Michael Sinclair is a Consultant Chartered Psychologist with a speciality in brief psychotherapy and in treating emotional, behavioural and psychological problems

Dr. Michael Sinclair CPsychol CSci AFBPsS MSCP BA (Hons) DipPsych MSc PPDipCP DPsych

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Dr Sinclair is a Consultant Chartered Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Chartered Scientist. He provides high quality psychology, counselling and psychotherapy services, assessment, and treatment in Harley Street and Liverpool Street, London.

Dr Sinclair is also the founding Director, Head Psychologist and Clinical Service Director of City Psychology Group.

Dr Sinclair is a skilled practitioner and an expert in providing cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), systemic, psychodynamic and person centred therapy and counselling. He is skilled at helping clients solve their problems in a solution focussed, fast and effective way. He also provides psychological consultancy, coaching, and supervision to celebrities, top executives and 'blue chip' organisations in the City of London.

Dr Sinclair has a number of years of clinical experience in both the National Health Service and the private sector, treating individuals, couples, families and groups who have experienced a wide range of emotional difficulties and more severe mental health problems. He has held positions as a psychologist within hospitals, specialist mental health clinics, schools, and GPs' surgeries and currently holds practising privileges at the Priory Hospital.

He fulfilled the role of Lead Specialist Psychologist in HIV/HCV co-infection at The Royal Free Hospital, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of psychological assessments for patients starting invasive treatment before establishing his private practice in central London. He is the Founding Director and Head Psychologist of City Psychology Group; an independent group practice of chartered psychologists and other related health and medical professionals. He is an experienced clinical supervisor and continues to be involved in the training and supervision of other psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors.

Dr Sinclair has an interest and developed speciality in brief psychotherapy and in treating a range of emotional, behavioural and psychological problems including:

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Bereavement, Grief and Loss

  • Body Image Problems (including: BDD)

  • Couple/Relationship Problems

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME

  • Depersonalisation Disorder

  • Depression

  • Divorce/Relationship break ups

  • Eating Problems (including: Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorders)

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Coping with Medical Conditions, and Health-Related Problems (including: HIV, cancer, diabetes)

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Pain Problems

  • Panic Attacks

  • Personality Problems

  • Phobias (including: fear of flying)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Relationship and Family Difficulties

  • Sexual Problems

  • Sexual Abuse and Trauma

  • Sexuality Problems

  • Sleep Problems and Insomnia

  • Self Esteem and Confidence Problems

  • Stress

  • Transgender Problems

  • Trichotillomania

  • Work Stress



Training and research

Dr Sinclair completed his extensive training at Manchester University, London Metropolitan University, The University of Essex, The Tavistock Clinic and The Royal Free Hospital, London. He has held various positions as specialist trainer and lecturer at City UniversityRoche Pharmaceuticals and The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine. He has lectured in Aviation Psychology, Cultural Transition and Change, Psychology and Management Skills, Interviewing, Selection and Recruitment, Stress Management and Psychological Implications of Medical Treatments.

Dr Sinclair's has a number of different research interests including the development and implementation of independent private psychology services, focussed, brief psychological therapy, mental health in the corporate work place, and the psychological impact of illness on the individual and family.

Dr Sinclair has published his research in academic journals and as well as presented at international professional conferences. Dr Sinclair is a skilled clinician, researcher, writer and trainer. His latest book out to purchase in 2009 is on mental health and coping in the corporate workplace.

Professional memberships and associations


Media work

As an advisor to the media, Dr Sinclair has a history of working closely with journalists, broadcasters and program makers. He has provided expert commentary and psychological insight on a range of topics, breaking news incidents and celebrity conduct. With his ‘down-to-earth’ communication style and impressive academic background he has developed skills at presenting psychology in a non-scientific way and made it accessible to a wide variety of audiences. He is passionate about psychology and about raising awareness of it in wider society. He has contributed to many publications, including: Psychologies Magazine, Red Magazine, The Times, BBC Focus and Men’s Health. He has appeared on TV and been interviewed regularly by Reuters, CNBC, Aljazeera, BBC News and BBC Breakfast as well as providing live commentary on BBC Radio Five Live.

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Where can I get treatment?

Private practice

City Psychology Group

55 Old Broad Street

1st Floor



Harley Street practice

Harley Street

London W1G


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Contact details

55 Old Broad Street

1st Floor





0845 0177 838


0208 711 5444







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