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Michelle O'Keeffe

Untitled Design (42)Dr Michelle O'Keeffe, Specialist Clinical Psychologist

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Dr Michelle O'Keeffe completed her psychology training in Perth, Western Australia. After qualifying with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2014 she began her career working with patients with eating disorders and supporting people with learning disabilities. After moving to Bristol in 2015 she worked in weight management, eating disorders and health conditions. It was whilst treating people with heart conditions that Dr O'Keeffe became interested in the field of cardiology. In 2017 she was appointed as Specialist Clinical Psychologist for the Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Service at University Hospitals Bristol. In this role she set up and runs the ACHD Psychology Service in which she supports patients to cope with the social and emotional impact of their congenital cardiac conditions. Dr O'Keeffe is a member of a team  of Cardiac Clinical Psychologists in the trust who provide psychological support to congenital patients across the lifespan. Dr O'Keeffe is accredited with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).