Linsday McMillan

Clinical Psychologist

Lindsay is a Clinical Psychologist working exclusively with parents to support parental emotional wellbeing. She has worked with the NHS, Social Care and in private practice for over 10 years.  Lindsay helps parents to make sense of, cope with and navigate difficult and complex emotions in relation to different stages of parenthood. She is particularly interested in the adjustment process of becoming or being a parent and has a specialist clinical interest in Parental Gender Disappointment.

Lindsay works with parents at any stage of the parenthood journey – thinking about or trying for a(nother) baby, pregnant, post-natal or beyond; both with mums and dads, on a 1:1 basis or for couples work. She uses different therapeutic approaches, tailoring these to your needs and goals (such as ideas from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy including Trauma-Focused CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy).


Lindsay can support you with a range of difficulties including unexpected pregnancy, infertility, fertility assistance (such as IVF) and baby loss. In addition she offers therapeutic interventions for perinatal anxiety, low mood and depression, stress and burnout, self-esteem and confidence, overwhelming emotions (eg anger, guilt, shame) or feeling numb and cut off, relationship difficulties, trauma and PTSD (including birth trauma, perinatal trauma eg hyperemesis related, and childhood trauma), attachment, loss and grief and adjustment to situations that are not as expected or where your reality feels a long way from what you thought would happen, including parental gender disappointment (when baby is not the sex, or gender, very much hoped for).


Lindsay is based in the Manchester / Cheshire area and can offer appointments face-to-face in Sale, Cheshire or online. Weekly or fortnightly sessions are available.

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