Dr Amy Lyons (Clinical Psychologist)
104D High Road
020 8936 7666 / 07402 028329
Hi! I’m Amy. I’m a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and am an Associate at The Oak Tree Practice (www.theoaktreepractice.com).
Can you tell me a bit more about your background?
I was very lucky to really enjoy going to university to study psychology. I quickly knew it was the area I wanted to work in and so began my journey in training to be one!
Over the years I have worked with lots of different people, which includes children and young people, older adults and people with intellectual disabilities, neurodevelopmental and neurological conditions. I have worked with people when they are in hospital and also when they are in their own home. Other services and difficulties I have worked with include both child and adult eating disorders, OCD, psychosis, stroke rehabilitation and people who have offended who are staying in hospital (we call this forensic services).
What is a Clinical Psychologist?
A Clinical Psychologist has completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is trained to work with people of all ages who have mental health difficulties or challenges in their lives. Clinical Psychologists have expertise using a variety of different types of therapy (such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy) so they can offer support that is tailored to you. Clinical Psychologists are also trained in conducting research projects and the importance of offering therapy that has evidence saying that it works.
What would it be like to meet me?
When we first meet, we will spend time getting to know each other and for me to gain an understanding into what brought you to our service. It’s really important to me that we build a solid foundation for our relationship, which is built on trust, warmth and a non-judgemental approach. I will think with you about what might be helpful in moving forwards and I will let you know what you might expect from our work together.
What type of therapies do I use and what types of problems do I work with?
During my training I have gained knowledge and experience in working with a variety of different types of therapies, which include Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Systemic Therapy. I would say that I am an integrative therapist. This means I work in a way which is individual to the different people I work with, adapting my approach to fit with different difficulties and challenges.
The ways in which I work can be effective in helping people overcome difficulties such as stress, adjusting to difficult life experiences, low mood, anxiety and worry, anger, relationship and family difficulties, low self-esteem and difficulties with eating.
During my training I specialised in neurological rehabilitation, which means I have a particular interest in working with people with neurological conditions and other related long-term health conditions.
What do I enjoy outside of psychology?
When I’m not at work I spend a lot of time thinking about and eating different types of food! I love trying out new places to eat and experimenting with different recipes at home. I also play netball every week where I like to engage in my competitive side! It’s really important to me to spend time with my friends and loved ones, who I try and catch up with as much as I can.
What do I do next?
If you're interested in finding out more, or have any questions, feel free to drop me a message or give me a call. I'm always more than happy to have an informal chat over the phone!
Training, qualifications & experience
- Undergraduate degree in Psychology (University of Lancaster)
- Masters degree in Psychology (University of Leicester)
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Hertfordshire)
- Chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol)
I am accredited and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council HCPC) and British Psychological Society (BPS).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
I offer a simple fee structure where the cost per session is the same for individuals, couples or families.
Psychological therapy (individual, couples, families): Between £100-£120 (50 minute session). Available face to face, skype, online chat and telephone.
I conduct face to face sessions from three locations in East Finchley, Muswell Hill and Mill Hill. Home visits are available on request.
Please note that the fees above relate to the assessment session, as well as all subsequent sessions.
I am accredited with all major private healthcare insurance companies.
I have experience working with those who have neurological conditions, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, Stroke, Dementia and Traumatic Brain Injury.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
We are able to offer appointments during weekdays in the daytime and evening.
Types of client