Dr Stephen Briers

Dr Stephen Briers

BA (hons) Bsc (hons) PhD D.ClinPsych

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist


Stephen is a qualified Clinical Psychologist with two decades of professional experience working in the NHS and the private sector.

His work as author, presenter and onscreen psychologist for several BBC and Channel 4 series covering parenting and adoption, has established a public profile that continues to create a high demand for Stephen’s clinical services.

His books have been translated across the world and he remains in demand as a public speaker and trainer. He has given seminars to lawyers and business leaders, and was a keynote speaker at the national CPHVA conference in 2011.


Before completing his doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Stephen worked at a child development unit at Cambridge University where he was involved in research into the impact of postnatal depression.

On qualifying he was employed by the NHS in HIV and Psychosexual Health, working with clients presenting with a diverse range of mental health needs. During this time he developed a particular interest in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

As a Clinical Psychologist Stephen has been trained to an advanced level in CBT

Stephen is a trained practitioner in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)


His previous work as a lecturer for the Open University, media appearances, and writing mean that he is very used to translating complex psychological ideas into an accessible and engaging form for lay and professional audiences alike.

Stephen has also been involved in the supervision of health professionals including nursing teams, health visitors, and other clinical psychologists.

He is also involved in teaching on the Child Protection course run jointly by Sussex University and the Sussex Partnership NHS Trust.

Since 2004 Stephen has offered services as an expert witness in the courts.