Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Alison is a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the regulatory body for Clinical Psychologists.
Alison completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology in 1992. Following this, she completed a PhD with the Medical Research Council and, having worked for the World Health Organisation for two years, undertook her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, qualifying in 2000. She worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings within the NHS and has worked independently for the past eight years.
Provision of psychological therapy takes up approximately 80% of her working time. Referrals come from GPs, Psychiatrists, Health Insurers and Law Firms and therapy includes treatment of multiple conditions, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, complex grief responses, somatisation disorders and traumatic brain injury. She is fully trained in several evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Sara Huibregtse Van Loon
Sara is a Psychological Therapist and she works predominantly from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy stance (CBT). She has a First Class Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh and is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Sara works with people from across the lifespan who are experiencing a range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, emotion dysregulation and relationship problems.
Sara’s approach is person-centred, strengths-based, collaborative and she works together with clients to address psychological distress. Treatment plans and appointment structure are tailored to best suit the needs of the individual.
Bee is our little therapet dog. She is 5 years old and mainly sleeps in a corner but is very happy to be patted!