Anne McKay, Chartered Clinical Psychologist in Psychotherapy, DIT therapist
I am a senior clinical psychologist in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I have years of experience helping people with anxiety and depression, and have a deep understanding of the experiences which can contribute to emotional stress.
Assessment consultation: 1-2 meetings to think about your difficulties and to think about what treatment would be most helpful.
Clinical Psychology: short interventions for anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, work stress, and anxiety in relationships
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy: a 16 session model to improve depression and anxiety symptoms where there is a clear link with the symptoms and feeling anxious about relationships. The focus is understanding and improving current relationships with family, friends and colleagues (see link: http://www.d-i-t.org/)
Psychodynamic therapy: an open-ended therapy allowing for exploration of interpersonal issues. This can be helpful when other therapies have failed to address the core dynamics of longer-term or recurrent depression and anxiety - see link (https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-shrink-tank/201002/let-the-evidence-show-psychodynamic-therapy-provides-effective-and)
A Mentalisation- Based Therapy intervention for people experiencing difficulties with strong feelings in relationships (family or work), including anger management and eating disorders. The sessions help with understanding emotions and working out how to manage them when feeling under stress. (see link: https://tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/care-and-treatment/treatments/mentalisation-based-therapy/)
I have specialist experience working with perinatal mental health and parenting issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the BPS.
Other qualifications include:
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (Anna Freud Centre, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust)
- Masters in Consulting to Organisations (UEL, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust)
- Diploma in Forensic Psychotherapy (UCL, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust)
- Mentalisation Based Therapy for personality disorder - basic training (Anna Freud Centre)
I have worked in different settings in the NHS for 20 years, including in psychiatry and community mental health teams. I have offered short-term therapies in the community (GP surgeries and an IAPT service). For the past 13 years I have been working in perinatal and parental mental health in Children's Centres and Adult Psychology, and more recently, in the Maudsley Hospital outpatient perinatal psychotherapy service. I am a supervisor of clinical psychologists and trainee psychotherapists in psychodynamic psychotherapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
This will be discussed in the introductory session.
I offer supervision in Clinical and Counselling Psychology and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a senior clinical psychologist, qualified since 1993.