Clinical Psychologist

Hi, I’m Dr Kirren Schnack, I assess, diagnose, and treat people, to help improve their mental health and sense of well-being. I use clinically proven, practical and solution-oriented approaches, to break the barriers that keep us from reaching our potential. Start HereWork with Me

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I work face to face in clinical practice with children and adults, to understand, prevent, and relieve psychologically based distress and dysfunction, as well as to promote well-being and personal development. You can see me at the Oxford Medical Practice, located in the Summertown area of North Oxford. Please contact the clinic during office hours on 01865 423425, all calls are handled with strict confidentiality and professionalism.


Autism & ADHD

I see both children and adults in my neuro-psychological clinic. Where I assess and diagnose conditions like Autism Spectrum Disorders (including Asperger’s Syndrome), and ADHD.  As well as assessment, I provide psychological treatment for a range of problems related to neuro-psychological conditions. You can see me at the Oxford ADHD Centre, based in the Headington area of Oxford. To discuss your needs further, and to make an appointment please phone 01865 744144.


Many of my patients (and non-patients) download resources and articles from my site, and read my blog for everyday clinical psychology techniques. In many of these I show you how to focus on getting from problem A to solution B, by mastering certain skills. Sounds easier said than done, right? Especially if you feel that no matter what you do things just don’t seem to get better. I believe that change is possible, but you need the right way to go about it. Using psychology to focus on what actually works, could give you the confidence to believe it is possible.



“We saw so many different people before we came to see Dr Schnack. We didn’t really know the difference between what a Clinical Psychologist does and a therapist or counselor, well I can say they are completely different. We were never able to achieve the kind of results we got with Dr Schnack. Thank you!”

Parent of a Child

“Dr Schnack, has really helped me get over my depression and anxiety. She has really helped me with my confidence, and given me the direction I needed to help achieve my goals.”

Adult Client

“Dr Schnack is a very competent and skilled Clinical Psychologist. Dr Schnack’s assessments have been high quality, demonstrating her expert knowledge, which sets her apart, and has been commended by the court.”



Recent Blog Posts

What to do if your child is being bullied…

We’d be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t experienced some form of bullying in their lives, either as a child, teenager, or even as an adult. Sometimes, we accept it as normal, it’s just something that happens to children all the time, kids being kids. But...

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How to get your kids off screens…

Did you know that children aged 8 to 10 are tech-bound for almost eight hours a day. Those hours bump up to more than 11 per day as those children enter their teenage years. Taken altogether that means on average our children are spending more time involved with...

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Practical Tips to Overcome Perfectionism

Perfectionism represents a mental roadblock in which sufferers deem their work or themselves insufficient. It could be that they think they’re not attractive enough, their work isn’t good enough, the A they earned on their homework should have been an A+. Because of...

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Am I a Perfectionist?

How do you know if you’re suffering from perfectionism versus having high standards? Here are some test questions you can ask yourself that might help you see the difference: Standards I set: Do I routinely disappoint myself when I’m trying to live up to the standards...

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Stressed? Two Surprising Ways to Master your Mind

Do you know what mindfulness is? Mindfulness is the mental state we can achieve by focusing our full awareness on the present moment, it’s about paying attention on purpose, at the same time acknowledging and accepting our feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations,...

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Why do I do that? Defence Mechanisms

How do you see yourself? Do you have a style of self-presentation, or is it really a form of self-deception? We see what we want to see, read on to find out more about defence mechanisms. We psychologists sometimes talk about Defense Mechanisms, which are all about...

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