Associate Psychological Practitioner

Natasha Darcy:

I am an Associate Psychological Practitioner at Bentham Medical Practice. I work on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at this practice.

My job role is to help people who are struggling with their mental health. The idea is to intervene when there are early signs of mental health deterioration to try and prevent worse mental health difficulties in the future. This is a part of a mental health prevention and promotion strategy, discussed in the NHS 5 year forward view. I carry out short term 1:1 face to face, telephone or video call appointments at 45 minutes each (4 sessions and a follow up).

I can help people with mild to moderate mental health difficulties such as low mood, sleep issues, stress, worry and others.

I also take part in community work a half day a week.

I have a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in Psychology at Edge Hill University. And a Postgraduate Diploma Associate Psychological Practitioner at University of Central Lancashire.

In my spare time I enjoy walking in the countryside with my partner and shetland sheepdog as well as swimming occasionally. I am also currently trying out weighted hula hooping! When I can I like to attend mental health conferences and annual walks for charity including the Morecambe Bay Walk and for the Rotary Club where I live in Lancashire. I enjoy reading any sort of book related to mental health and am currently reading “Mum can you lend me twenty quid” – Elizabeth Burton Phillips MBE. It is about the impact of drugs/addiction.


If you feel you may benefit from some sessions with Natasha, please contact us on 015242 61202 to speak with a GP who can refer you to her.