Emma Salazar, Clinical Lead

2022 (expected): Doctor of Psychological Therapies  – Manchester Metropolitan University

2018: MSc Psychological Wellbeing in Clinical Practice (with distinction) – Manchester Metropolitan University

2014: BSc (Honours) Psychology (with 2:1) – University of Manchester


Work Experience

I commenced work at Oakwood Psychology Services in September 2020, first as a trainee for a year, then progressing to Psychological Therapist and now I am Clinical Lead. I offer face-to-face, zoom, or telephone individual therapy sessions and will be running our New Patterns group therapy programme. I have particular interests in eating disorders and LGBT+ issues. I have previously worked with people who have experienced substance misuse and homelessness, and as a lecturer in psychology at Manchester Met. In my doctorate studies, I am conducting research about what factors help people who have recovered from an eating disorder best maintain their recovery in the long term.

How I Work

I base my practice on CBT-E, and also integrate different approaches tailored to each person that I work with. I am particularly interested in compassion and involving aspects of compassion-focused therapy, self-compassion, and mindfulness to my work. Above all else, I place importance on fostering and developing trust and a strong relationship with my clients, in a space that is safe, genuine, relaxed, and warm.