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Dr Andrew Rogers (Co–Director)

Dr. Andrew Rodgers headshot

BSc. (Hons) D.Clin.Psy. C.Psychol AFBPsSr
Chartered Consultant Clinical & Forensic Psychologist

Andrew (or usually Andy!) is a Chartered Consultant Clinical & Forensic Psychologist and co-director of Changing Minds UK. He has over 20 years’ experience of delivering high quality applied psychology provision across a broad range of care and performance environments including the NHS, mental health, social care, elite sport, business, and the criminal justice system.  He also has substantial experience in clinical management, leadership and psychological service development.

Andy has a particular interest and expertise in supporting people and organisations with the implications of relational attachment, threat and trauma on human development, resilience, wellbeing, and performance. He is passionate about the value of psychological understanding in developing potential and realising ambition.

Andy has worked in and managed specialist psychological services within community, residential, prison, and hospital settings supporting children, adults and families presenting with high risk and complex needs arising out of their life experiences.

Andy has specialist knowledge and experience of working with young people with a history of high-risk behaviour, including serious offending, and was lead for psychological provision in a nationally recognised NHS adolescent forensic mental health service until moving to work full-time in independent practice in 2014.  Andy has provided consultancy services both in the UK and internationally in relation to psychologically-informed, trauma-responsive culture change, strategic development of mental health services, complex adolescent mental health, looked after children and youth justice services.  Andy has been National Clinical Advisor for a number of NHS-led initiatives, supporting the development of ‘Secure Stairs’, a psychologically and trauma-responsive framework of integrated care for young people within the community and across the secure estate.

Andy has also provided psychological support for a number of CEOs & high-performance leaders and elite athletes across professional and Olympic sports and has worked with a range of sporting and performance organisations in developing client performance, resilience and emotional wellbeing.  He believes strongly in delivering high quality psychological services within a robust ethical framework and working with the inherent strengths within people and systems in their pursuit of wellbeing and performance.

Andy has been a visiting lecturer at several British universities, has presented research and clinical interests at conferences nationally and internationally, is published in a variety of books and peer-reviewed journals and has a number of mainstream TV and radio appearances promoting psychological understanding of human development and mental health.  Andy currently clinically supervises professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, as well as supervising trainee and qualified practitioner psychologists.