Dr Hugh Milburn

Clinical Psychology

Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych), Chartered Clinical Psychologist (Cpsychol), Systemic Psychotherapy (MSysPsych),Psychology (BSc)

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Hugh is a consultant clinical psychologist and systemic psychotherapist with over twenty years’ experience working in the mental health field. Hugh has extensive knowledge of evaluating, diagnosing and treating emotional and behavioural disorders with a diverse range of client ages and groups within a variety of clinical settings. In his last NHS post, Hugh was consultant psychologist for the CAMHS service in Hastings where he provided clinical services to support a range of mental health conditions including complex trauma, eating disorders, severe anxiety and depression. He currently divides his time leading the CAMHS BESD School Service, which provides specialist clinical provision in schools for young people with severe emotional and behavioural difficulties, and his private practice.

Hugh offers a friendly, flexible and holistic approach, providing a range of therapeutic interventions tailored to the individual or families’ needs. After an initial consultation, depending on the nature of the presenting difficulty, he uses an integrative approach incorporating a range of psychological models including psychodynamic, cognitive behaviour and systemic psychotherapy. Hugh believes that a collaborative and conversationally oriented approach through a shared dialogue is the most useful way to engage with clients’ anxieties and emotional issues. Thus, the foundation of his therapeutic approach relies on establishing a trusting relationship within the therapeutic encounter, creating a healing space for personal change.

Hugh completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University College London, and is a Chartered member of the British Psychology Society (BPS) and the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). He later went on to train as a Systemic Family Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic, London. He is member of the UK Association of Family Therapy & Systemic Practice.


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Special Clinical Interests: Eating disorders; Depression; Anxiety disorders (panic, phobias, OCD); Post-natal depression; PTSD; Low self-esteem; Anger management; Self-harm; ADHD; ASD and attachment disorders; Psychotherapy intervention and support for people with physical health problems i.e., diabetes, irritable bowel, chronic fatigue syndrome

Professional memberships

Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Division of Clinical Psychology in the British Psychological Society (DCP)

Member of the UK Association of Family Therapy & Systemic Practice

Lead Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Psychotherapist (Sussex Partnership Foundation NHS Trust) for the CAMHS Sussex BESD School Service, which provides specialist clinical provision in schools for children/young persons with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties.

Hugh enjoys travelling with his family, listening to jazz, reading, and keeping fit by going to the gym and walking. He is an avid DIYer and amateur chef.

Website https://milburnpsychology.com/
Private secretary telephone 0771 689 8154
Private secretary email hugh.milburn@aol.co.uk