Naomi Murphy

Kind, compassionate and approachable; specialising in the treatment of relational trauma, including the trauma of recrimination after speaking up, and shame-based issues

Naomi Murphy

Dr Naomi Murphy is a Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist

‘Two-thirds of Naomi’s clients have been men who were initially apprehensive about whether psychological treatments might have anything to offer them.’

Naomi is one of the UK’s most respected forensic clinical psychologists.

Recently appointed Honorary Professor of Psychology at Nottingham Trent University, she qualified as a clinical psychologist in 1997 and as a consultant clinical psychologist in 2003.

Compassionate and approachable

Kind, compassionate and approachable, she specialises in using individual therapy and groups to work with people with complex problems often arising from childhood abuse and neglect.

Additionally, Naomi offers individual therapy and coaching to high-achieving clients who want to improve their performance and productivity in workplace and educational settings or to reduce their dependency on alcohol, drugs and sex.

Interestingly, around two-thirds of Naomi’s clients have been men who were initially apprehensive about whether psychological treatments might have anything to offer them but have subsequently discovered that psychological ways of working offer everyone the chance to improve their lives.

Wide-ranging expertise

Naomi regularly shares her wide-ranging expertise, writing for leading psychology journals and providing keynote speeches at major conferences and events and in broadcast interviews both in the UK and internationally.

She is often called as an expert witness in criminal and family proceedings and has given evidence to the All-Party Working Group on Issues Affecting Men and Boys on several occasions.

Trauma-focused therapy services

Her career has seen her operate in some of the most challenging settings.

She is highly regarded for her cutting-edge work with those in the criminal justice system where she has been instrumental in introducing ground-breaking trauma-focused therapy services within high-security prisons to enhance the lives of some of the UK’s most complex people.

Naomi co-hosts the acclaimed podcast Locked Up Living which helps people achieve well-being and resilience in austere environments and is co-editor of ‘Treating Personality Disorder: Creating Robust services for people with complex mental health needs (Routledge, 2010).

Neuroscientific approach to therapy

To ensure that she provides the most effective interventions for those with whom she works, Naomi continues to train in the latest psychotherapeutic techniques.

Her approach is rooted in neuroscience.

She is trained in sensorimotor psychotherapy, schema-focused and compassion-focused therapies.

Holistic approach to well-being

Her approach to well-being is holistic.

In addition to utilising psychological ways of working, Naomi is a keen advocate of the use of coherent breathing, yoga and technology to optimise well-being and performance.

She integrates NeurOptimal brain training and Safe and Sound Protocol within her practice and has co-developed virtual reality-based mindfulness interventions.

Naomi is registered as a clinical and forensic psychologist with the regulatory body Health & Care Professionals Council (number PYL16290) and the Association of Clinical Psychologists.

She is an accredited sensorimotor psychotherapist, NeurOptimal brain trainer and Safe & Sound Provider.

About Me

How are therapy sessions held?

In Person Therapy, Online Therapy
Dr Naomi Murphy

Dr Naomi Murphy

Consultant Clinical & Forensic Psychologist
Octopus Psychology

Therapies offered by Dr Naomi Murphy

Accredited Sensorimotor Psychotherapist, Attachment-based, Coaching, Compassion Focused, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Forensic Psychology, Integrative, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindful-Based (MBCT), Narrative, Relational, Schema Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma Focused

How therapy is delivered

In Person Therapy, Online Therapy

Naomi deals with the following issues

Further Information about Dr Naomi Murphy

Naomi is part of the Octopus Psychology team of highly skilled psychologists and psychological therapists.

The team provide expertise across a range of coaching, counselling and psychological disciplines.

Languages spoken by Dr Naomi Murphy


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