Dr Michael Sinclair is a Consultant Chartered Psychologist with a special interest in brief psychotherapy and the treatment of affective disorders.
Dr Sinclair is the founding Director, Head Psychologist and Clinical Service Director of City Psychology Group. He is chartered by, and is an Associate Fellow of, the British Psychological Society and is a Chartered Scientist. He provides high quality psychological therapy, counselling and psychological coaching services, in Harley Street, Liverpool Street, and Canary Wharf, London.
An innovative psychologist in Harley Street
Dr Sinclair is an expert in combining cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), systemic therapy, psychodynamic therapy, rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) and person-centred therapy together in a way that best suits the need of the client. He has developed a unique and innovative method of helping clients solve their problems in a solution focused, fast and effective way.
Having worked as a psychologist in schools, GPs' surgeries, hospitals and specialist mental health clinics, both within the NHS and in private settings, Dr Sinclair has a wealth of clinical experience in dealing with psychological difficulties and mental health problems.
Psychological services provided by Dr Sinclair
Psychological therapy and counselling
Dr Sinclair offers a brief, modern approach to counselling that helps clients to find and refine their inner coping strategies and get effective results in a time period that suits them, be it over an hour or over a number of months. He has a special interest in treating affective disorders such as depression, anxiety, stress, eating disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Dr Sinclair is a Founder Member of the Society of Coaching Psychologists and a Principal Member of the Association of Business Psychologists. He is able to coach individuals and teams to reduce work-related stress, improve individual and business performance and enhance life satisfaction. He provides psychological consultancy and coaching to businesses and organisations in London, improving the emotional well being of their employees and raising productivity.
As an advisor to the media, Dr Sinclair has a history of working closely
with journalists, broadcasters and programme 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.
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 University, Roche Pharmaceuticals and The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine.
Dr Sinclair has a number of different research interests including the development and implementation of independent private psychology services, brief psychological therapy, mental health in the corporate work place, and the psychological impact of illness on the individual and family.
Dr Sinclair is a contributor to the academic literature and has published several self-help books.