Specialist Clinical Psychologist
B.Sc(Hons), DClinPsy, PGDip CAT, HCPC Registered, ACAT accredited.
Dr Gemma Allison qualified as a clinical psychologist in 2008. Since qualification Gemma has worked in the NHS in a variety of settings including adult mental health, adolescent mental health and crisis services. She has specialist experience of working with clients experiencing a first episode of psychosis and clients experiencing a mental health crisis.
Gemma's clinical psychology training has provided her with the ability to use a range of therapeutic models. She has undertaken additional training which has provided her with specialist knowledge and practice of cognitive analytic therapy (CAT). She is a qualified CAT practitioner accredited by the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy.
Gemma has worked in private practice since 2004 providing psychological assessment, formulation and therapy to adolescents, adults and families. Her approach is based on an individual assessment and understanding of someone's presenting difficulties to inform the therapeutic approach needed, this includes using an integrative approach. In using an integrative approach a range of therapeutic models (e.g. cognitive behavioural, systemic, narrative) and psychological theory are drawn upon.
Gemma is skilled in working with clients to address a range of psychological difficulties these include anxiety
, OCD, phobias, panic, stress, depression, personality disorder, self-harm
, interpersonal/relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, anger, eating disorders, traumatic experiences, abuse, psychosis and bipolar affective disorder.
She believes in working collaboratively with clients within a time-limited framework addressing an agreed focus in therapy.
She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
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Dr Gemma Allison can help with:
Abuse, Addiction, Alcohol, Anxiety, Anger issues, Bereavement, Bi-polar disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Eating Disorders, LGBT, OCD, Panic, Parenting related issues, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post natal depression, Psychosis, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Same sex issues, Self harm, Self-esteem, Sexual problems, Stress Management, Suicidal
Dr Gemma Allison offers:
Cognitive Analytical CAT, Cognitive Behavioural CBT, Integrative, Report writing, Dialectical Behavioural DBT
Dr Gemma Allison is qualified to work with:
Adult 18+ , Families , Groups , Older child 12-14 , Older teenager 17 , Older teenager 18 , Teenager 14-16