Ashleigh Murphy-Beiner

Ashleigh Murphy-Beiner is a trainee clinical psychologist based in London, currently working in a complex trauma service in the NHS. Ashleigh is also a member of the Imperial Centre for Psychedelic Research where she is carrying out qualitative research related to therapists experiences of using psychedelic assisted therapy with people with complex trauma histories, and patients’ experiences of psilocybin treatment for depression and anorexia.

Ashleigh worked as a guide on Imperial’s most recent clinical trial of psilocybin-assisted therapy for depression, and previously published research exploring changes to cognitive flexibility and mindfulness following ayahuasca use. She has co-designed an ethics framework with colleagues for supporting practitioners, and led an integration circle as part of a harm reduction practice to support people to make sense of challenging psychedelic experiences. She is also trained in mindfulness, and has undertaken further training in embodied practices which has led to a long standing interest in interdisciplinary approaches to the therapeutic use of psychedelics.