Dr Ally Tomlins
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 currently lead psychological provision within urgent and acute care for an inner city London NHS Trust. I hold a teaching fellow and am a Senior Clinical Tutor at UCL where I teach and train the psychologists of the future. Additionally, I have a thriving private practice in London.
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 personal goals.
My approach is friendly and collaborative whilst being rooted in the latest evidence base. 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.
Registered / Accredited
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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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Antenatal preparation courses for parents to be
Individual therapy - £135 per hour
Couples & Family Therapy - £150 per hour
Skype and telephone sessions offered
Supervision of qualified psychologists - £135 per hour
Supervision of trainee therapists - £100 per hour
I am registered with the following insurance providers:
Cancellation policy: Where possible, I will reschedule the session with my clients. Sessions cancelled with 48 hours notice or less will be charged at the full fee.
SW18 Clinic: Tues, Weds & Fri 6-8pm Sat 9am - 1pm SW4 Clinic: Mon & Thu 6-9pm Sun 9.30am - 12.30pm