Dr Claire Copland
Secretary email: CPSMT@stgeorges.nhs.uk
Secretary telephone: 020 8266 6545
Dr Copland is a consultant clinical psychologist who specialises in understanding psychological adjustment to chronic illness and long term conditions. She is particularly interested in psychological aspects of living with chronic pain.
Dr Copland uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and mindfulness in her clinical work. She also maintains an active interest in the psychological aspects of trauma and the impact this has on physical health.
Dr Copland completed her undergraduate degree (MA (Hons)) in psychology at the University of Glasgow in 1996. She went on to complete her doctorate (PsychD) in Clinical Psychology at the University of Surrey in 2001.
Since then Dr Copland has worked in the speciality of clinical health psychology. She worked in the HIV/sexual health and chronic pain services with Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust from 2001 to 2007.
In 2007 she joined St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as consultant clinical psychologist to the chronic pain service. Alongside clinical work, Dr Copland is actively involved in research and training in clinical health psychology.
Dr Copland’s membership of professional bodies includes
- Registered Clinical Psychologist with Health and Care Professions Council
- Chartered Clinical Psychologist with British Psychological Society
- Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
- Member, British Pain Society
- Member, British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP)