Dr Lucy Russell Founder of They Are The Future
Dr Lucy Russell, clinical psychologist

Dr Lucy Russell DClinPsyc, CPsychol AFBPsS (BPS no: 093870, HCPC: PYL19945)

Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Oxford University)
Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Care Professions Council
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Clinical Director, Everlief Child Psychology
Founder, They Are The Future

Current role (2012-Present):

Dr Lucy Russell is clinical director at Everlief Child Psychology. She is responsible for overseeing the clinic and is safeguarding lead. Dr Russell’s clinical work consists of multi-disciplinary autism and ADHD assessments and follow-up therapeutic support.

Previous Roles:

2009-2012: Programme Lead, Reading Multi-Dimensional Treatment Foster Care Programme (joint initiative between Reading CAMHS and Reading social services).

2009-2015: Visiting Tutor, University of Oxford Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology (now known as Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and Research).

2006-2009: Specialist Clinical Psychologist, Windsor & Maidenhead CAMHS (child & adolescent mental health service). Dr Russell undertook general clinical assessments and therapeutic work, and supervision of trainee and assistant psychologists. Dr Russell led the Autism Spectrum Transition and Integration Service, a team supporting families of recently diagnosed autistic children in mainstream schools.

2002-2005: Clinical Psychologist in Training, University of Oxford and Oxfordshire Mental Healthcare NHS Trust (now known as Oxford Health).


Brighter Futures: A Parents’ Guide To Raising Happy, Confident Children In The Primary School Years (2018) by Dr Lucy Russell, Dr Susan Wimshurst, Dr Liz Dawes, Nicola Gorringe, Dr Jennifer Swanston, and Dr Katherine Hodson.

Dr Lucy Russell signing her book Brighter Futures

More About Dr Lucy Russell

Dr Lucy Russell is a UK child psychologist in Buckinghamshire, England.

Dr Russell completed her doctorate in clinical psychology in 2005 (University of Oxford) and has worked in settings with children and families ever since, both in the National Health Service and private practice.

Dr Russell runs Everlief Child Psychology in Buckinghamshire with her husband Mike Russell. Everlief is one of the largest independent child psychology clinics in the UK.

Dr Russell has a specialism in autism, including assessments and therapeutic work. In her therapeutic work she uses an integrative model including cognitive behavioural therapy, compassion focused therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy.