Dr Emma Britneff

Clinical Psychologist


Dr Emma Britneff is a registered chartered Clinical Psychologist, with experience working with children, adolescents and families in a range of NHS mental health services.

She is passionate about working holistically to support children and young people to overcome difficulties, that may be getting in the way of living a fulfilling life. She believes that creating a safe environment and a collaborative trusting relationship with the young person is fundamental for positive change. She provides evidence-based psychological therapy that is catered to the individual's unique needs and remains focused on their goals, by drawing upon her training in several different therapeutic approaches. The main therapeutic approaches she uses are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy, compassion-focused therapy and narrative therapy. 

Dr Emma Britneff is trained to provide psychological treatment for a range of difficulties across a spectrum of severity. This includes anxiety disorders, such as social anxiety, generalised anxiety, panic disorder, health anxiety, phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depressive disorders and low mood, trauma and loss. She can also help young people with stress, sleep problems, psychosexual issues, low self-esteem, and adjustment to physical health conditions or changes to circumstances - for instance changes to home or family life.


  • Adolescents
  • Adjustment to physical health difficulties
  • Anxiety (panic attacks, health anxiety, OCD, chronic worry, social anxiety, self-image issues)
  • Depression
  • Loss
  • Low self esteem
  • Phobias
  • Relationships
  • Sexual health
  • Sleep
  • Stress
  • Trauma

Dr Emma Britneff has a special interest in working with adolescents, and values working alongside parents to facilitate a shared understanding and ensure that progress continues outside of sessions. She is able to tailor sessions to any special needs that a young person may have, such as ASD, ADHD or learning difficulties. 

  • BSc Psychology; University of Southampton
  • MSc Mental Health Studies; Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych); Royal Holloway, University of London


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News & Publications

Ismail, K., Stewart, K., Ridge, K., Britneff, E., Freudenthal, R., Stahl, D., McCrone, P., Gayle, C., & Doherty, A. M. (2019). A pilot study of an integrated mental health, social and medical model for diabetes care in an inner-city setting: Three Dimensions for Diabetes (3DFD). Diabetic Medicine. 

Doherty, A.M., Britneff, E., Gaylce, C., & Ismail, K. (2015). Improving outcomes and reducing healthcare costs in diabetes by integrating psychosocial care with medical care: Three Dimensions of Care for Diabetes (3dfd): p510. Diabetic Medicine, 32, 185.

Britneff, E. & Winkley, K. (2013). The role of psychological interventions for people with diabetes and mental health issues. Journal of diabetes care. Vol 17, No 8, 305-310. 

De Zoysa, N., Rogers, H., Stadler, M., Gianfrancesco, C., Beveridge, S., Britneff, E., Choudhary, P., Elliot, J., Heller, S., and Amiel, S. S. A. (2013). A psychoeducational programme to restore hypoglycaemia awareness: the DAFNE-HART pilot study. Diabetes Care. doi:10.2337/dc13-1245

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