Dr Alan Grieve, Consultant Clinical Psychologist (Adult and Child 12+)

Dr Alan Grieve, Consultant Clinical Psychologist (Adult and Child 12+)

George Johnston House
67 Bank Street

28 Forth Street

07803 005651

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About me

I am a consultant clinical psychologist and have a special interest in helping people with different issues including PTSD and complex trauma. I also help people with many other difficulties including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and OCD.

I work with adults and children and adolescents of 12 years and over.

I have experience of working in the private sector and for the NHS. I have been working in private practice helping people for many years and people have found my services to be very helpful. The main approach that I use is CBT and this can be effective in helping to resolve a number of difficulties.

I have recently completed specialist training in aviation psychology and work with pilots and cabin crew.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BSc (Hons) in Psychology (2003)and completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Edinburgh University in 2010. I am a chartered member of the British Psychological Society and am a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. I am also an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Clinical Experience

I have provided psychological assessment and therapy with people with complex mental health issues using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

I have experience of helping people with cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused therapy and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy (EMDR). I am trained to the top level for EMDR.

I also have experience in the following areas:

  • Supervision of Clinical Psychologists and MSc students
  • Training and consultation to professionals
  • Completing personal injury work for national private rehabilitation companies
  • Being a reviewer for an international peer-reviewed journal
  • Previous Associate Editor of the Clinical Psychology Forum. This is the most widely read journal by Clinical Psychologists in the UK
  • Being the senior therapist on an MRC funded multi-site randomised controlled trial of EMDR in people with learning disabilities. This was a UK wide study and was organised through Edinburgh Napier University.

I have comprehensive experience of working with children and adolescents and this has been through supervised placements on doctoral training, as well as post-qualified experience of working with children and adolescents over 12 years of age. I also developed the protocol for the randomised control trial of EMDR in adults with learning disabilities. The protocol was based on a large body of trauma literature in children and I am very familiar with this literature and how trauma work differs in its application from adults to children.

I have lengthy experience in working with neuropsychological rehabilitation and I have worked with severe head injury and issues of anger management and adjustment to permanent disability.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Photos & videos

  • Consulting Room
  • Edinburgh Room


All fees for clinical practice are charged at £120 per hour. For therapy cases this includes a brief assessment and discharge letter to your GP (if you prefer this) and the administration and scoring on any psychological test measures.

I am registered with all of the main personal health insurers, such as BUPA, AXA-PPP, AVIVA, CIGNA, but please get in touch to discuss your policy.

Maps & Directions

Lochgelly, KY5 9QN
Edinburgh, EH1 3LH

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


My clinics run Monday to Thursday from 9am until 5.30pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme