About Dr Hart
Qualifications and experience.
Dr Hart has a BSc (hons) in psychology from the University of Ulster (1997), an MSc in Forensic and Legal Psychology from Leicester University (2000) and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Sheffield (2006).
Dr Hart qualified as a Clinical Psychologist and Forensic Psychologist in 2006, and since that time has worked across the NHS, academia and private practice.
As a Clinical Psychologist he specialises in helping people overcome their difficulties and emotional distress, in order to help them connect with their values and the things that are meaningful in their lives.
Dr Hart's Clinics
Dr Hart holds regular Clinical Psychology clinics in Lincoln City Centre on a Monday evening from 6-8pm and on a Friday afternoon/early evening from 1pm to 8pm.
Dr Hart does not accept referrals from G.Ps and a referral from another healthcare professionals is not needed. Appointments and enquiries can be made directly by phone or email. As part of your initial contact, Dr Hart will offer an initial free consultation lasting 10-20 minutes. During this time, he will discuss your difficulties with you and determine whether his services are the best option for you. If not, he will attempt to offer advice on alternative services. Details are in the 'Contact' section
Dr Hart accepts self-funding clients and payment through private health insurance. Dr Hart is registered with AXA, Aviva and BUPA. Client’s should first check with their insurers whether the services offered by Dr Hart are covered by their policies and the level of benefit they are entitled to. Dr Hart will make checks into health benefit entitlements before assessment and therapy can begin.
In circumstances where the insurance company does not meet the full cost of the therapy, it will be up to the clients to make up the difference. Details on paying privately, via insurance and payment of any shortfalls can be found in the fees section.
Dr Hart will also provide expert witness services paid privately or through legal aid. More information on Dr Hart’s fees, terms and conditions for expert witness work can be found in the ‘fees’ section, in the subsection 'legal work'.
Dr Hart provides individually designed psychological therapy for adults utilizing evidence based Cognitive and Behavioural Approaches.
Dr Hart has many years’ experience conducting forensic assessments and forensic risk assessments and has provided expert witness reports and opinion to Criminal Court, Family Court and Parole Boards.
Dr Hart's remit in these areas has been the assessment of adults in relation to child protection issues, forensic treatment need, risk of re-offending and readiness for release into the community.
Dr Hart offers clinical supervision to other qualified Clinical and Forensic Psychologists as well as training supervision for trainee forensic psychologists undertaking their Stage 2 Training through the British Psychological Society,