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Clinical Psychologist (BSc, MSc, DClin)

About me

I am a Clinical Psychologist, member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC; Registration Number PYL040002). The HCPC provide assurances of safe and high standards of clinical practice.

I have an extensive background and expertise in adult mental health difficulties including working with individuals whom have a physical health diagnosis. I have worked across many different physical health services such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory
  • Prosthetic and Wheelchair
  • Renal

and many more.

My approach to therapy is to help you develop a better understanding of your current difficulties and improve your overall quality of life. I understand asking for help isn't easy but in doing so, you are one step closer to where you want to be. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience:

I currently work with adults experiencing a wide range of psychological and emotional difficulties both in the NHS and in private practice. I have worked with people who have experienced difficulties such as: depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, interpersonal difficulties, panic attacks and many more.

Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D. Clin. Psy) - The University of Liverpool
  • MSc Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging - Liverpool Hope University
  • BSc Psychology - Liverpool Hope University

Training:

  • Cognitive Analytical Therapy within Physical Health: 2-day course, Catalyse.
  • Compassion Focused Therapy for Trauma: 2-day course, online training.
  • HCR-20 Violence Risk Assessment Training: 1 day course, Ashworth High Secure Hospital
  • SVR-20 Sexual Violence Risk Assessment Training: 1 day course, Ashworth High Secure Hospital.

Publications:

Peer Review Journals:

  • Yankouskaya, A., Boughey, A., McCagh, J., Neal, A., de Bezenac, C., & Davies, S. J. (2019). Illness perception mediates the relationship between the severity of symptoms and perceived health status in patients with Behcet disease. JCR: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, 25(8), 319-324.

Under Review:

  • Boughey, A., Campbell, Sophie., Khodabukus, A., & Mason, S. (Under Review). Qualified Nurses Experience of Working in Palliative Care; A Systematic Review.
  • Boughey, A., Campbell, Sophie., Khodabukus, A., & Mason, S. (Under Review). Finding Meaning in End-of-Life Care. An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Study of Acute Palliative Care Nurses.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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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.

Fees

£100.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Health Insurance/EAP

  • AXA PPP
  • Vitality

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

I can offer virtual/ telephone therapy or can see you face to face via a clinic within L13 (Old Swan, Liverpool). For any face to face appointments please get in touch and I can provide you with further information. 

Liverpool, Merseyside, L13

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Skype
Zoom
Dr Alexandra Boughey

Dr Alexandra Boughey