About Dominic Macqueen

BSc PhD AdvDipExtlPsych HND(Mngt) CPsychol CSci AFBPsS


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


Dominic 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 academia, Dominic 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 'outcastes', and then in Africa working in a hospice for orphans and families suffering with AIDS and HIV. Since 1999 Dominic 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. Alongside his work in psychiatric hospitals, he was Professor of Applied Psychology within a theological college's department of Human Development, and provided corporate psychology services to business professionals.


Dominic currently oversees the psychology department of a forensic psychiatric hospital ward in London, and provides counselling and psychological analysis to individuals and couples at his private practices in central London and Surrey. He is also a clinical supervisor for two humanitarian organisations, and is a founding member of the Health Professionals Support Association which offers specialist psychological support and advice to medical professionals and healthcare practitioners who have been negatively affected by their work. (

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