Dr Sophie Bates

Schoen Clinic Newbridge Birmingham

Clinical Psychologist - Eating Disorders (Children & Young People)


Dr Sophie Bates is a Clinical Psychologist at Schoen Clinic Newbridge supporting children, teens and young people undergoing treatment for eating disorders.

Dr Bates is a dedicated HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist renowned for her specialisation in aiding adolescents and young adults coping with diverse mental health challenges. With extensive expertise and specialised training, she excels in addressing issues which often can occur alongside eating disorders such as anxiety, low mood, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, emotion dysregulation, and self-harm.

Recognising the pivotal role of a robust therapeutic alliance, Dr Bates prioritises cultivating a warm, empathetic, and personable rapport, fostering a space of trust and openness for individuals under her care.

Employing a comprehensive clinical approach, Dr Bates utilises formulation to help individuals understand their challenges better. She collaborates with her young patients, leveraging this shared understanding to identify tailored therapeutic strategies that align with personal preferences while drawing upon evidence-based treatments. Proficient in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systemic (Family) Therapy, and EMDR, she also champions the integration of compassion-based methodologies into her practice.

Dr Bates earned First Class Honours in Psychology (BSc) and achieved Distinction in Cognitive Neuroscience (MSc) from University College London. Subsequently, she completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Surrey, focusing on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Systemic Family Therapy. She holds registration as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Her professional journey encompasses valuable experiences across specialised domains, including roles in specialist child and adolescent eating disorder services, paediatric neurorehabilitation, and adolescent and young adult oncology services across the UK and New Zealand.

Start your treatment journey today. Schoen Clinic Newbridge welcomes NHS and privately funded patients for highly specialised eating disorder treatment. Call our caring team direct on +44 20 4579 2830 or contact us today.


Areas of expertise

Eating disorders:

Mental health conditions:

  • Attachment disorder
  • Child counselling
  • Depression
  • Anxiety (Generalised, Health and Social)
  • Low self-esteem
  • Panic attacks
  • Stress
  • Childhood bullying
  • Trauma