Dr Alan Grieve
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, low self-confidence 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 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.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£110.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
All fees for clinical practice are charged at £110 per hour. A free 15 minute discussion is available to discuss your requirements. This will not be considered a formal therapy appointment.
I am registered with all of the main personal health insurers, such as BUPA, AXA, AVIVA, CIGNA, but please get in touch to discuss your policy.
My clinics run Monday to Thursday from 9am until 6.30pm.