Rosanna Gilderthorp

Clinical psychologist with specialist interest in perinatal mental health

About me

Sometimes life as a parent or a mum to be can feel hard. Sometimes anxiety, depression or trauma can prevent us from enjoying pregnancy and parenthood. This can be particularly difficult when everyone around us expects us to be happy. Many pregnant women and new parents feel confused about whether they have "post natal depression" or "PTSD" or whether how they feel is "normal". Working with me isn't about labels it is about improving your quality of life. Whether you have been given a diagnosis that you would like to work on or you just want to feel better and enjoy your day to day life more I can help.

Having been through two difficult pregnancies of my own I know how hard it can be to ask for help when you are struggling. It can feel like you SHOULD be able to cope alone. However, the human brain is not designed to be alone. Book a consultation with me and let me help you reclaim control of your life as a parent and a person.

Training, qualifications & experience

Due to my training as a Clinical Psychologist I am able to draw on several types of therapy so that I can be flexible and find the right approach for you. I have completed additional training in specific therapies such including EMDR, CBT and Mindfulness that can be helpful for problems like anxiety, traumatic experiences and depression. I also have significant experience working with people with additional needs such as learning disabilities and autism. This means we can come up with a plan that suits your needs. Our work will be about making the changes in your life that matter to you so that you can be the parent you want to be.

Rosanna's Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology from the Open University (Distinction)

Service packages

Online consultation

Online session via Zoom

In-person session

Individual therapy session in my consulting rooms in Plymouth

Free 20 min chat

This will involve me asking some questions about you and what you hope to gain from therapy. During this meeting you will also be able to ask me questions and we will work out a therapy plan together that suits your aims and lifestyle.


  • Rosie was very professional and knowledgeable. Lots of very useful techniques and sessions were tailored to my requirements (i.e. number of sessions) ensuring I got maximum benefit from the sessions. It was a very easy environment to open up in. Private therapy client, March 2018