Dr Alan Grieve, Consultant Clinical Psychologist (Adult and Child 12+)
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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My clinics run Monday to Thursday from 9am until 5.30pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|