Dr Alison Walne

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HCPC / BPS Psychologist / Clinical Supervisor. BABCP
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Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4
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About me

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I am based in Central Hereford for Face-to-Face appointments and can offer remote daytime and some early evenings. I can deal with most psychological presentations/difficulties. I can provide psychometric testing - Cognitive (IQ) Assessments for Adults and Children, which can also help identify learning disabilities, difficulties with processing information, and where working memory, might be affecting a person's ability regarding retaining and recalling information.  See more assessment details below. 

My name is Dr. Alison Walne, and I am a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Practitioner Psychologist / British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Psychologist and BPS Registered Clinical Supervisor. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP) Member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) offering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I also hold a Post-Graduate Teaching Qualification (PGCE). I have trained via the BPS as an Expert Witness and have worked with the Justice System and have experience in Child Protection Safeguarding Policies, I am a trained EMDR Adult and Child Trauma therapist, registered with EMDR UK. I can offer EMDR either Face-to-Face or remotely. Please see below for more details on experience and practice. 

I have worked as a Harley Street, London, Consultant, with adults and children, including providing one-off child assessments for parental guidance.

I have experience in Occupational Health processes, including clinical assessments and working with Law Enforcement Officers, Military Personnel, and other large organisational Clients. My special interest is working with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder  (PTSD) and/or Complex PTSD. (I can also support/offer guidance for family members/carers of those affected by PTSD). Please see further details below for all other psychological difficulties, I can provide an intervention with.

Consultations for any of the above, including for parents, are currently available remotely or via telephone/Facetime, or online via email. Please let me know in the first instance an outline of your enquiry and which method of communication may be more convenient.

Telephone Consultations can be up to 1-1.5 hours. A written report is also available (optional). A clinical report can then be kept for personal reference, and/or presented to health Professionals / GPs, to guide on recommendations if further interventions may be deemed necessary. Please contact me for fees.
Please note: Payments for all non-face-to-face will need to be made in advance for this service via BACS. Please email to discuss if a telephone consultation or other may be more suited to your needs.

Therapeutically, I find people respond to different therapies because, in my experience, an open approach helps a person think about things in a way that can then become empowering. I, therefore, work with the needs of the individual which means using a variety of interventions including several current evidence-based therapies, to support needs according to symptom presentation and what the individual agrees with, and thinks might work best for them.

The aim within all aspects of my work is to help people self-develop and self-manage their own issues, through appropriate guidance, where experiences, thoughts, and feelings may inhibit their quality of life.

I can offer a range of professional services in the following areas:

Brief Therapy, for example, Anger Awareness and Management, Assertiveness and Self-Esteem Building. Self-confidence building for life, work, attending interviews, or improving communication skills if dealing with difficult situations in work or personal relationships. Therapy on a one-to-one basis would be discussed within an initial consultation session to ensure your needs are met appropriately and at the right level. Psycho-education can also be provided to help you understand some of your reactions to upsetting situations and how you then cope.
    
My career as a Psychologist includes:
Consultant Psychologist - Current

Consultancy and Clinical Supervision - MIND - Current

Associate in a Private Practice - Current 
Family Psychologist,
Lead Psychologist in an Adolescent Inpatient Service,
Senior Psychologist for a Community-based Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS),

Locality Lead within an NHS IAPT Service,
GP Practice and Older Adult Psychology Services.
Local Authority Work within Family Law.

Expert Witness -Family Law -Current.

I can provide the following Assessments:

Cognitive - e.g. where memory or other difficulties may be affecting learning and behaviours, Capacity, under the Mental Capacity Act. 

Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R to clinical reliability standard.
Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule ADOS-2 for Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Asperger's Syndrome (AS),
Diagnostic Interview for Social Communication Disorders (DISCO). This is an intensive Interview with Parents/Carers of the child/young person or adult and can be used either separately or alongside the ADOS to support/eliminate a diagnosis of Autism.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD),
Emotional Disorders such as Anxiety and Depression,
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Eating Disorders.

Therapeutically, I can undertake screening of any of the above to help identify as soon as possible any suspected psychological conditions. Please note in the case of vulnerable children and adults, written consent is needed to contact other services to support the best interests of the person and those caring.

I can also provide advice to professionals who are involved with the management and support of any of the above psychological conditions, through one-off consultations. Please, email me for more details.

Other Services:

Counseling/ Clinical Supervision.

Telephone /online Counselling.

Health & Social Care Service Development.

Educational Settings - Teaching and Learning.

Expert Witness - Court Report writing service or Professional Clinical Report writing, following assessment/consultation or therapy.

In each of the above domains, support is available for individuals, couples, groups, and organizations.  My principles and values are based on the belief that my client's needs are unique, and therefore deserve the utmost respect in whichever context they present.

Training, qualifications & experience

I studied the Doctoral level Post-Chartership Doctorate Research Degree with City University, London. This previously included gaining a Masters Degree (MSc) and Post-MSc in Counselling Psychology. Prior to this, I gained a Bachelors of Science Hons Degree (BSc) n Psychology. I also hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Teaching Qualification, and Clinical Supervision Qualification. I am currently a Registered Clinical Supervisor with the British Psychological Society.

I have experience of working within many different Health, Social Care and Educational settings throughout the UK. This includes: Tier 4 Inpatient Adolescent Service as Lead Psychologist and Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) as a Senior Psychologist. I also have experience working closely with Schools, Pupil Referral Units and Youth Offending Services Child Protection (Safeguarding) issues and Forensics.

My clinical work experience also includes adults, older adults, couples, and families.

In the course of my work, I always offer a Person-Centred approach to help clients. I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) if the the approach appears to suit a person's style. I also have experience and current training in the latest techniques, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Chronic pain, and anxiety. I have also used this process successfully with complex grief, and for personal resource-building regarding increasing self-esteem and confidence.

I have experience of Teaching and Counselling in Main Stream Education, Further and Higher Education. In addition, I have worked in Community-Based learning settings, supporting the needs of those aiming to self-develop their education, which at the same time, assists their personal and professional lives. This means I can offer opportunities to those seeking knowledge and education at different levels, and provide training on a variety of subjects according to need.

These include:

Assertiveness Skills.

Counselling / Communication Skills.

Eating Disorders.

Understanding Anger, and Anger Management.

Understanding Depression and Anxiety.

Understanding Stress and Managing Stress effects.

Workshops can be tailored to group need and needs of the service provider.

Therefore, as an Experienced Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor, and Qualified Teacher, you can feel assured of a high standard of knowledge and skills that meet with your personal needs and expectations.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BPS
British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

HCPC
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£110.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality

Additional information


Therapy Fees = £110.00 per hour for self-funding. Insurance payers are subject to their Insurance rates for Psychologists. Please email me for details. I am registered with several major Health Insurance companies. - Please check cover with your provider before booking via this method. Thank you.

Group Workshops - Fees are negotiable according to the number of hours required, and whether required in-house or at an arranged training venue. Please email me for a quote.

Please contact me in the first instance, by email. I will aim to reply within 48 hours, and if necessary offer some general guidance to help support your needs. If you would then like an appointment, we can arrange it by email or telephone.

Please be aware that if you are experiencing a crisis and require more urgent assistance, please contact 999 in an emergency, or for guidance, GP, or local NHS 111.

Availability dates will be updated regularly. Please re-visit to check.

Thank you.

Alison

When I work

Please contact me to check availability.

Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Supervision

In person

I am a Counselling Psychologist, and Qualified and Registered BPS Clinical Supervisor.

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Dr Alison Walne
Dr Alison Walne