Dr Ally (Payal) Tomlins CPsychol DClinPsy
I am a Senior Specialist Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapy Practitioner with over 10 years experience of working in the NHS, private and voluntary sectors. I am accredited through the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I am a chartered member of the Division of Clinical Psychology and the British Psychological Society. I am also a member of the Institute of Family Therapy.
It is a privilege to set up and clinically lead some award winning nationally recognised services for the NHS. I am a lecturer on the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training Course at the University of Surrey. I am experienced clinical supervisor for the UCL, UEL, Royal Holloway and Surrey clinical psychology doctoral training programmes. I also have the pleasure of clinically supervising the work of a great number of Clinical Psychologists and other mental health professionals who deliver psychological therapies.
I specialise in working with adults and couples. I also work with organisations to enable their staff to achieve optimal mental health and maximize their performance. As an experienced professional coach, I have had the pleasure of working with high achieving individuals to enable them to achieve their career and perosnal goals.
My approach is friendly, collaborative and direct. I provide a safe and reflective space for us to think together and create positive change. I believe in using humour in my work.
I offer a range of NICE recommended therapies: Cognitive, Behavioral Therapy Psychodynamic, Solution Focused, Narrative, Systemic and Mindfulness therapies. I believe in tailoring the therapy to my client's needs. Often, the therapeutic package I offer will draw on a mix of therapeutic techniques designed to optimise individual and couples' mental wellbeing. I also offer neuropsychological assessments for dementia, cognitive impairment and IQ testing.
Please call or email me if you would like an appointment. It would be great to know which clinic it is easier for you to get to - SW4 or SW18. I usually have a brief chat with you over the phone and then book you in to one of my clinics if I feel it would be helpful for us to meet.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - University of Surrey, UK
- Family Therapy Practitioner - Prudence Skynner School of Family & Couples Therapy, London, UK
- BA (HONS) Psychology - Newcastle University, UK
- Leadership & Management - Chartered Management Institute, London, UK
Membership of professional bodies
- Accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council
- Member of the British Psychological Society
- Chartered Member of the Division of Clinical Psychology
- Member of the Institute of Family Therapy
I have provided specialist psychological guidance and leadership to adult and older adult services in South West London & St George's Mental Health NHS Trust, West London Mental Health NHS Trust, South London & the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, East London NHS Foundation Trust and Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Trust. I enjoy a track record of leading NHS services that are nationally recognised and have won awards for innovative practice and gold standard provision of care to patient and their families.
I have a long history of working with voluntary sector agencies. Currently, I am passionate about my work in partnership with the Alzheimer's Society and Trinity Hospice.
I lecture on the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Course at Surrey University. It has been a joy to influence the profession through my clinical supervision of trainee clinical psychologists on the Surrey, UCL, UEL and Royal Holloway Clinical Psychology Doctoral Courses.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Childhood bereavement
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Antenatal preparation courses for parents to be
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
Photos & videos
- £100 per hour for assessment and therapy
- £75 per hour for counselling and doctoral trainees wishing to undergo their own therapy.
- £75 per hour for clinical supervision
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
SW18 Clinic: Mon-Fri 5.30 - 8pm & Sat 9am - 12pm SW4 Clinic: Sunday 9am - 1pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am an experienced clinical supervisor in the NHS and private sectors.