Dr Gary D H Burgess

Principal Clinical Psychologist


Dr Gary Burgess is a Principal Paediatric Clinical Psychologist specialising in work with children, adolescents, parents and families. He works part time in the NHS at Great Ormond Street Hospital where he is the Lead Psychologist for the Dermatology team and he supports with psychology leadership across other specialist health conditions. He is registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council). 

Dr Burgess has expertise in assessment, formulation, and therapeutic treatment of a range of psychological and developmental issues including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, adjustment to chronic or life-limiting medical diagnosis, trauma, eating disorders, social communication challenges including Autism, difficulties of attention and hyperactivity and associated behaviour problems. 


As well as offering direct therapeutic work, Dr Burgess has experience in providing consultation, teaching and supervision to other professionals working with children, young people and their families. 


Therapeutic Ethos: 


Children, young people and families can experience a range of strong, difficult or conflictual feelings which can be hard to make sense of. Sometimes these feelings can be expressed in ways which are distressing, frightening, troubling or cause conflict in family life. Dr Burgess offers a consistent and safe space for young people and families to explore and reflect on their experiences. Through such exploration he hopes to support young people and families make sense of the challenges they face, enable a full range of emotional expression and find new ways of relating to each other and managing challenges.  


Dr Burgess frequently works with children, adolescents and families who live with a range of medical conditions. He supports these young people and families with the range of experiences and feelings surrounding their condition, working towards supporting adaptation and adjustment. The aims of therapy are to reduce emotional distress and enhance resilience, sustain a sense of hope and reconnect with individual and family identity, strengths and resources outside of the medical condition. 


He draws on a number of models to understand psychological distress including attachment, mentalisation, psychoanalytic, cognitive behavioural and systemic approaches. 


Contact Details: 


For further information please visit Dr Burgess’ website at www.e17clinicalpsychology.co.uk  

If you have any questions or to book an appointment, please contact Dr Burgess on drgaryburgess@gmail.com 


  • Psychological Therapy with children (age 5-12)
  • Psychological Therapy with adolescents (12-18)
  • Psychological Therapy with Parents and infants/toddlers (0-5)
  • Family and Parent psychological therapy
  • Depression in children and young people 
  • Adjustment to living with a medical condition and its impact 
  • Identity and self-esteem in childhood and adolescence 
  • Psychological recovery after living with an eating disorder 
  • Working with families living with a range of chronic medical diagnoses including adjustment to diagnosis, difficulties associated with symptoms and treatment related difficulties. 
  • Working with parents in the early years (0-2) 
  • Psychological impact of living with skin, hair and nail conditions 
  • BA (Hons) Psychology, University College Dublin
  • MSc Clinical Applications of Psychology, University of Warwick
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Warwick and Coventry University
  • Registered Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical)


Health and Care Professions Council 


Psychological impact of living with a skin condition

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