Tammazine Adcock

Practitioner psychologist


Tam has been working in this field for over 20 years now, and still has a determined passion for it. Tam recognises how she is trusted to hear the life narratives and difficulties of those seeking support and always aims to help you feel heard and empowered. Tam works with a variety of clients from the ages of 12 years plus. She understands completely how we can feel very isolated by our thoughts, can feel intense emotions such as shame, or learn to cut off from them as a survival strategy. It is this understanding and non-judgemental approach which leads to regular feedback about Tam being accepting and working with where you’re at psychologically. Tam also regularly receives feedback from others, particularly caregivers, about how their young person has connected with her and shown willingness to work with Tam when perhaps they have struggled to trust others previously. Tam feels privileged to have been trusted by her clients and does not take for granted the bravery it can take for us to talk in therapy. She always practises within her areas of competency and creates a safe, containing, supportively challenging and boundaried space, with an emphasis on transparency and openness in sessions.

Tam also provides supervision to other qualified psychologists and is an assessor for the British Psychological Society (BPS) route to chartership and other relevant university courses for aspiring forensic psychologists.

Position at Priory

Having worked as a head of psychology/regional lead psychologist in different settings, including Priory, NHS, other private healthcare providers, His Majesty’s prison service and in independent practice, Tam has acquired extensive experience in a number of therapies, assessments and consultation roles, so we have options when looking at what might help. Tam is currently working as a sessional therapist (online only) with Priory Wellbeing Centre Oxford and is immensely enjoying the contact she has with many different clients in this work. Tam will always communicate how she can help and if referral elsewhere is more useful, she can refer on. This evidences her ethical practice.

Below are some of the training/therapeutic services I can offer (this list is not exhaustive):

  • ADOS and ADI-r assessor (autism diagnostic assessments)
  • Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), for various presentations, including trauma
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) skills training, for DBT-informed individual therapy
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), for various presentations
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) skills, CAT-informed therapy, for various presentations
  • Developmental trauma for professionals
  • Compassion-focused therapy (CFT), for various presentations
  • Schema informed therapy, for various presentations
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), for various presentations
  • Various risk and personality assessments
  • Supervision skills training


  • BSc with Honours in Psychology - Glasgow Caledonian University.
  • MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology – University of York
  • Stage 2 Chartered Forensic Psychologist - BPS.