Dr Lynne Cochrane

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BSc Hons Psych DPsych CPsychol BPsS HCPC
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Prestwick, South Ayrshire, KA9
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About me

I am a Chartered Health Psychologist, which means I am an Applied Psychologist and Practitioner Psychologist, with specialist training in health-related problems. I have a background in general/physical health and maternal health. I have worked across the NHS, the private sector and the third sector. I provide highly specialist psychological therapy and health behaviour change interventions.

Why would I need a Health Psychologist? What can they offer?

As well as having the professional knowledge and skills to help you with difficult feelings or challenging issues you are struggling with;  anxiety or depressionstress and burnout, or PTSD or OCD, for instance, Chartered Health Psychologists have a specialist training which is unique in two distinct ways:

Sustainable Lifestyle Change

Firstly, Health Psychologists are uniquely trained in behavioural science. So, I work by integrating theories and techniques from behavioural science with those based in psychological therapy or counselling. I can develop health behaviour change interventions to break the cycle of ineffective and unsustainable previous attempts to make changes, by providing you with the knowledge and skills you need to make sustainable lifestyle changes, for life; healthy eating, weight loss, exercise, smoking cessation.

Physical Health-related Conditions

The second particular focus of Health Psychology is the psychological impact of physical/medical/health conditions. I have the specialist expertise and experience to help you reduce feelings of anxiety and depression or symptoms of PTSD associated with a long term health condition, such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease, for example. I can also help you to adjust to a recently diagnosed chronic illness, or to improve your quality of life, and empower you to cope more effectively with medically unexplained symptoms or a pain condition, or I can support you to reduce symptoms of health anxiety

Pregnancy, Birth, the Postnatal Period, and Menopause

I have a particular interest in, and I specialise in women's health during the times of difficult life transition, such as the perinatal period and the menopause. By integrating evidence-based aspects of third-wave CBT, and behavioural science, I can support you to reclaim control of your life and enjoy life again.

Difficult Feelings or Challenging Issues

As an Applied Psychologist and Practitioner Psychologist I am able to help with mental health problems including anxiety disorders, stress, panic disorder, low mood or depression, PTSD, complex PTSD, OCD, insomnia, and other issues that are affecting the way you feel. I use evidence-based therapies to enable you to better understand your unique situation, learn evidence-based techniques, and make changes that will help you to cope effectively and reduce unpleasant symptoms.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Honours Psychology 1st class - 2016
  • DPsych - Doctorate in Health Psychology -2021
  • CPsychol - Registrant as a Chartered Health Psychologist with the British Psychological Society
  • SGIP - Member of the Special Group for Independent Practitioners (Full) (BPS)
  • DHP - Member of the Division of Health Psychology (Full)(BPS)
  • FacCHP - Member of the Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology (Affiliate)(BPS)
  • HCPC - Registrant as a Health Psychologist and Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council 

First practiced in 2017 and have experience across the NHS (Cardiovascular, Stroke, Maternity, General Medical), the third sector (cancer support, Parkinsons, cardiac and stroke) and in occupational health for local authorities (stress, burnout, interpersonal difficulties, menopause, health issues, perinatal problems, OCD, anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD, C-PTSD and other common issues).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Medically unexplained symptoms, panic disorder, C-PTSD, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, tokophobia (fear of childbirth) and pregnancy sickness.


£80.00 - £200.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

Most Psychologists charge between £80-£300 per session based on their knowledge, skills, experience and other factors. My fees start at £80 per therapeutic hour (50 minutes). 

The fee for the initial assessment is £200/75 minutes

Fees are payable at least 48 hours prior to the appointment time, at the time of booking. 

Fees for unattended appointments are non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I attempt to be as flexible as possible and endeavor to offer appointment times to accommodate your schedule

Further information

You will be heard, your views matter. You are the expert in your own situation, and we will work collaboratively. Together we will develop a shared understanding of your situation and we will generate a unique, tailored plan for your therapy, based on your lived experience and views and my professional knowledge and skills. I take a pluralistic approach, integrating aspects of third wave CBT and evidence-based theories and techniques from behavioural science, to form an individualised clinical plan, consistent with your clinical presentation and your therapeutic needs.

Sessions are remote, online or by telephone, Whatsapp and email. 

Prestwick, South Ayrshire, KA9

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Dr Lynne Cochrane
Dr Lynne Cochrane