Hello and welcome. I’m Dr Alicia Brown and I am an HCPC registered clinical psychologist.
I have over 10 years’ experience working in both NHS and private mental health services. During my career I have helped adults with a wide range of mild to severe psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, adjustment to long-term health conditions, stress and sleep problems. Most recently I have worked in health psychology as a Senior Clinical Psychologist and supported adults with the psychological effects of living with long-term health conditions such as chronic pain and cancer.
I understand it can be daunting coming to see a psychologist and therefore I initially prioritise building the therapeutic relationship. I have a warm, empathic approach to try and help you feel at ease. I offer a non-judgemental space where you can talk openly about your difficulties. I will work with you to gain a shared understanding of what is maintaining your problems. We will then discuss a tailored plan to try and help you achieve your goals. This often involves using a blend of different therapies to find the right fit for your individual needs.
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) - Teesside University.
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT):Advanced Clinical Skills.
CFT focuses on developing skills in self-compassion, which can often lead toimprovements in mental and physical wellbeing.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy(ACT) for Physical Health Problems: Advanced Level.
ACT helps people to be more accepting of difficulties, and helps them to live ameaningful life alongside their mental, or physical health problem.
I also have some training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), trauma-focused approaches and mindfulness.
I am registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC- PYL36068) and uphold requirements for codes of conduct, CPD and supervision.