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Dr Ally Tomlins CPsychol DClinPsy

London SW18 & SW4
Registered / Accredited

About me

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 personal 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Discrete trauma

Sustained trauma

Professional coaching

Marriage difficulties

Relationship diffculties

Antenatal preparation courses for parents to be

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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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.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


SW18 Clinic: Tues, Weds & Fri 6-8pm Sat 9am - 1pm SW4 Clinic: Mon & Thu 6-9pm Sun 9.30am - 12.30pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I am an experienced clinical supervisor in the NHS and private sectors.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Dr Ally Tomlins CPsychol DClinPsy

Dr Ally Tomlins CPsychol DClinPsy