About Dominic Macqueen


Dominic Macqueen is an applied psychologist and existential-psychoanalyst, with a background working in psychiatric, academic, corporate, and prison settings. He holds graduate and post-graduate qualifications in psychology, psychotherapy and counselling, dispute resolution, management and training, and corporate and employment law. 


He obtained his PhD at the European Institute for Health and Medical Science at Surrey University under the supervision of distinguished psychologists, Professors Helen Cowie and Ian Robbins, and attained his specialism in existential analysis under the supervision of the eminent existential-analyst (and eye-surgeon) Dr John Heaton and the celebrated existential psychologist Professor Ernesto Spinelli.


Prior to embarking upon a career in psychology and education, Dr Macqueen began his professional life in people management and international humanitarian work. In the mid 90s, he worked on social development initiatives in India, supporting the marginalised and 'outcastes', and then in Africa working within a hospice setting caring for orphans and families suffering with AIDS and HIV. Since 1999 he has worked in psychiatry, consulting at a number of hospitals within the Priory Healthcare Group and treating conditions ranging from anxiety and depression to trauma, self-harm and substance abuse. In addition to working in psychiatric hospitals, Dr Macqueen has also held positions as Professor of Applied Psychology, Clinical Supervisor and Corporate Psychologist.


Dr Macqueen currently provides counselling and psychological analysis to individuals and couples at his central London private practice and two practices in Surrey. He is also the Executive Director of the Health Professionals Support Association, an organisation that offers specialist psychological support and advice to medical professionals and healthcare practitioners who have been negatively affected by their work.



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