Dr Chris Garrod. Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Clinical Lead, Navigate Psychology

I work therapeutically with young people and families to create and develop positive, engaging and motivating therapeutic work to achieve sustainable, healthy outcomes.
I also consult and train a wide range of organisations to support their professional development programmes and systems so that they can further enhance their workforce, services and develop their practitioners’ therapeutic skills.

With a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and extensive experience in the NHS in the UK,
Chris has also worked as the Practice Advisor for the Intensive Wraparound Service for the
Ministry of Education in New Zealand and as the acting Clinical Lead and Consultant Clinical
Psychologist in Forensic Services at Te Whatu Ora: Health NZ.

Dr GARROD’s Education

2010: BSC Psychology (Hons), University of Hull

2013: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Thesis: Subjective well-being for people with intellectual disabilities

2013: Certification in Cognitive Therapy

2022: EMDR Certification

NZPB registered
Multiple additional qualifications to support a range of areas.
– comprehensive psychometric assessments
– risk assessments
– trans diagnostic therapy
– high fidelity evaluations

Specialist Research Areas

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • People with Neurodevelopmental Differences
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Mental toughness, resilience, grit and wellbeing.

Having helped countless children, young people, parents, families, and professionals over the years, Chris brings a wealth of expertise and a proven formula for achieving significant, positive change. With a mix of fun energy, creativity, and professionalism, Chris is committed to promoting better health and well-being for you, your family, or your organisation.

Outside of psychology, Chris enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing sports, hitting the beach, surfing, hiking, running, biking, watching movies, and delving into history.

Navigate Psychology works across a range of sectors

– Youth and family space
– Neurodivergent people
– Young people who are offending
– Coaching and clinical supervision
– Team training and service development


Dr Garrod consults at House of Health on Wednesdays. 
Contact him to book an appointment.