Dr Alice Green D.Couns. Psych. PGDip Msc BSc (Hons) AFBPsS,
I am a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC as well as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Chartered Scientist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and am trained as an Expert Witness Psychologist.
I provide specialist psychological assessments and evidence-based psychological treatment to a wide variety of adult and adolescent clients suffering from depression, anxiety, phobia, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bereavement and loss, stress, and occasionally psychiatric disorders such as psychosis and bipolar disorder in conjunction with consultant psychiatric colleagues.
I work integratively, but mainly within a Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy framework (CBT), helping to empower clients that I work with to make the changes they wish to make in their lives to relieve distress and unhappiness. I use EMDR to help people suffering from trauma symptoms and PTSD.
I am fully trained as an Expert Witness for solicitors and provide court reports concerning client's psychological presentations and current needs, providing prognoses and treatment recommendations.
Major insurance companies request my services to provide detailed psychological assessments including specialised psychometric testing and treatment for their customers. These primarily centre around PTSD and travel anxiety resulting from road traffic accidents, for which I provide trauma focused CBT interventions, with a high success rate.
I work as a Rehabilitation Psychologist, working with clients referred by companies to assess and treat people who wish to return to work, but who are suffering from psychological conditions which require intervention.
Media work has involved contributing to magazine articles including the Lighterlife magazine, Grazia, Sainsbury's Magazine, and consultancy work for independent journalists and writers with regards to specific psychological issues such as eating disorders, general mental health and wellbeing.
I work as an honorary ad hoc Lecturer on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate programme at UCL and provide supervision to qualified and trainee psychologists.
Areas of interest
Anxiety disorders; Depression; Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Individual therapy; Phobias; Bereavement; Adjustment disorders; Life changes; Work / life balance; Coping with Illness; Stress related disorders; Relationship problems; Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME); Parkinson's Disease
I am registered with all the major insurance companies including BUPA, AXA-PPP, WPA, Cigna, Healix, Pru Health and Vitality
Training, qualifications & experience
- EMDR training 2018
- Expert Witness training under British Psychological Society 2017
- Practitioner Doctorate in Counselling Psychology 2007
- Postgraduate Practitioner Diploma in Counselling Psychology 2005
- M.Sc. Counselling Psychology 2003
- B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology 1993
Articles and Publications:
‘The Experience of Being Newly Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis’. Presentation given at 7th Annual Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Conference, Sep 2005, Bristol University.
‘Being Newly Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease’. Speech given at Parkinson’s Disease Society ‘Information Event For People of Working Age with Parkinson’s Disease’, August 2005, University of Westminster.
‘What Does it Mean to Have a Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease?’ Prize Winning Poster, 6th Research & Development Conference, North East London Mental Health Trust, March 2005.
Psychological Research for and sub-article within Sainsbury Magazine, Sep 2016: "How to talk to your child about weight" within Rachael Lloyd's article "Fat Chance".
Psychological research for article by Rachael Lloyd in Lighter Life Magazine, March 2015 on secret eating.
Psychological Research for article by Nicola Skinner on secret eating in Lighter Life Magazine Oct 2010, "Secrets and Lies".
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
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
I am covered by all major insurance companies for assessments and therapy including BUPA, AXA-PPP, WPA, Vitality, Cigna, Aviva and Pru Health
For fee paying individuals, I charge £100 per 50 min session.
Rates for insurance funded clients is £120 per session
For trainee counselling psychologists I offer reduced rates for therapy and supervision at £70 per session.
For medicolegal assessments I often liaise directly with solicitors to agree fees.
I have been working in the field of mental health for over 15 years, with a wealth of experience in therapy practice, using evidence-based treatments to help people overcome a wide range of emotional difficulties, with a high success rate and positive feedback from clients I have worked with.
"I don't get the nightmares anymore. That part of my life has seen to be put to bed. I really don't know what I would have done without your help. I don't even know if I would have got through this year. I owe you so much... Thank you for all that you did for me" (Client seen for 12 sessions of therapy, 2017)