​​Zoe Otter

Registered & Chartered Psychologist

Psychologue (parlant anglais)

ADELI number: 759366875

SIREN: 835 215 138


​79, Avenue de Ségur, 75015 - Paris

​zoeotter@advanceworldwise.com

​​​+33 (0)6 59 68 61 18

​​​​​​ About me ...


I am a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council (UK) and a Chartered Forensic Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. I am also an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. In addition to this I am registered as a psychologue in France.



My experience


I moved to France from the UK in 2017 and now work in private practice in Paris/Ile-de-France. Whilst in the UK, I worked in private practice in Nottingham, assessing and treating adults with mental health problems including anxiety, depression, emotion regulation difficulties, phobias, addiction, and trauma.


I also worked in mental health inpatient settings in the UK for over 10 years. I began as an Assistant Psychologist in 2006 working in low and medium secure hospitals in the East Midlands. I then became a Forensic Psychologist in Training during which time I completed my qualification in Forensic Psychology.

I worked within a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, social workers, occupational therapists, and nursing staff and liaised with individuals from external agencies including community mental health teams, the Prison Service, Probation, GPs, and the National Health Service (NHS).

My clinical work has involved psychological assessment, formulation, and facilitation of individual and group treatments for clients with mental disorders including personality disorders, mental illness, learning difficulties, and autism



Treatment specialities

I am trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and I have extensive experience in providing individual and group treatment to clients with borderline personality disorder, and other related needs including emotion regulation problems, interpersonal difficulties, self-harm, suicidality, anger, aggression, and violence


I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). This is a trauma therapy that supports individuals to process trauma and treat related symptoms such as nightmares, flashbacks, and intrusive thoughts.



Supervision & Consultation 


​Supervision, consultation, and reflective practice are important aspects of my work allowing me to continue my professional development. I am on the British Psychological Society’s Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS) enabling me to provide supervision to other psychologists.



Research interests


I am interested in the subject of self-deception ​and have published research onself-deception as a protective factor against antisocial thinking. I am also very interested in shame and its influence in everyday life and progress in treatment. I have completed further research on shame coping styles and on the effectiveness of an inpatient Dialectical Behaviour Therapy programme, both of which have been presented at national and international conferences.