dr naomi bright

Dr Naomi Bright

Clinical Psychologist & Associate

Dr Naomi Bright is a Clinical Psychologist working in the NHS and Private Practice. In the past she has worked in specialist services for people experiencing Post Traumatic Stress, including veterans, refugees and asylum seekers and emergency services personnel. In her current NHS role she supports hospital staff. 

Naomi integrates many therapeutic models including EMDR within the umbrella of Compassion Focused Therapy. Naomi was drawn to CFT as a non blaming model which emphasises our common humanity and which she has found to be helpful in working with a wide range of difficulties.

Naomi enjoys supervising Clinical and Trainee Clinical Psychologists, as well as other professionals, and delivering CFT training and groups including compassionate mind training groups and compassionate resilience groups. Naomi has completed the Postgraduate Certificate in CFT at the University of Derby and is currently undertaking further training in CFT Supervision.


Introduction to CFT- The Compassionate Mind Foundation 2019

Compassion Focused Staff Support- Kate Lucre 2019

EMDR levels 1-3 – Richman EMDR training 2018

Supervision in Applied psychological practice- University of Leicester 2017

Narrative Exposure Therapy- Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 2017

Relational Mapping Skills- Steve Potter 2017


Bright, N., Hutchinson, N., Oakes, P., & Marsland, D. (2018). Families’ experiences of raising concerns in healthcare services: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 31(3), 405-412.

Von Dem Hagen, E., & Bright, N. (2016). High autistic trait individuals do not modulate gaze behaviour in response to social presence but look away more when actively engaged in an interaction. Autism Research, 10(2), 359-368. 

Marsland D., Oakes P., and Bright N. (2015). ‘It Can Still Happen Here: Systemic Risk Factors that may Contribute to the Continued Abuse of People with Intellectual Disabilities’, Tizard Learning Disability Review, 20 (3), 134-146. 

Ewbank, M. P., Rhodes, G., Von Dem Hagen, Elisabeth, Powell, T. E., Bright, N., Stoyanova, R. S., Baron-Cohen, S. and Calder, A. J. (2014). Repetition suppression in ventral visual cortex is diminished as a function of increasing autistic traits. Cerebral Cortex, 10, 3381-3393.

Presentation at the British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology Annual Conference 2019 ‘Identities of Clinical Psychologists across the lifespan: Positioning ourselves in 2019’


Dr Naomi Bright - Training and Experience

2012-BSc Psychology- University of York
2016-Doctorate In Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)- University of Hull
2020-Postgraduate Certificate in CFT (PGCert)- University of Derby

HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist (PYL33611)


AXA PPP Healthcare NB03370
Vitality Health SP106537
Aviva 600152896

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