Dr Harvey Tagger
Clinical Psychologist
Birmingham / Video therapy

Harvey is a child psychologist, working/consulting part-time at Birmingham on Monday and Tuesday evenings in our Birmingham clinic.

Harvey has worked in mental health services since 2001 and completed his clinical psychology training at the University of East Anglia. Following this, Harvey moved back to the West Midlands and has worked as a child psychologist in child and adolescent mental health services for over 16 years. He has helped children, young people and their families with a wide range of difficulties, including working with complexity and also in paediatric psychology.

Harvey values and respects helping people identify a sense of hope and resilience in dealing with their difficulties. Harvey is currently working in an NHS service for 0-19 years old as the Psychological Therapies Lead.

Clinician Responsibilities of Harvey Tagger

  • Excessive Worry/ GAD – Children Under 12, Teens and Adults
  • Social Anxiety – Children Under 12, Teens and Adults
  • Panic Attacks/Disorders – Children Under 12, Teens and Adults
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Children Under 12, Teens and  Adults
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Children Under 12, Teens and Adults
  • Specific Phobias / Driving Phobias / Agoraphobia – Children Under 12, Teens and Adults
  • Low Self-Esteems – Children Under 12, Teens and Adults
  • Stress Management – Children Under 12, Teens and Adults
  • Unhelpful habits (eg. Self Criticism, perfectionism, procrastination) – Children Under 12, Teens and Adults
  • Body Image difficulties – Children Under 12, Teens and Adults
  • Depression / SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) – Children Under 12, Teens and Adults
  • Sleep difficulties/insomnia – Children Under 12, Teens and Adults
  • Physical Health Conditions (Chronic Pain)  – Children Under 12, Teens and Adults
  • EMDR – Children Under 12, Teens and Adults

Qualifications of Harvey Tagger

  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Human Psychology – Aston University
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – University of East Anglia
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Evidence Based Psychological Treatment for Children and Young People (CBT Route) – University of Reading
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision for Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Treatments – University of Reading
  • Parts 1, 2 and 3 Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) – EMDR Extra

What Started Harvey Tagger On The Path Of Becoming a child psychologist

  • Harvey started thinking about working in health care after an emergency operation he had to have as a young boy. During his first placement year he had an amazing experience working in a health psychology team in a child and adolescent mental health service. From there things progressed to child Psychology.

Memberships of Harvey Tagger

  • Accredited with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), registered as a Practitioner Psychologist (Registration Number: PYL21809).
  • Chartered Member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Interesting Facts

  • Outside of work, Harvey has discovered a keen interest in cooking for his family and is often found experimenting with sweet dishes!