Dr Alison Flynn

Dr Alison Flynn

Psychology 30037846


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Specialises in

  • Behavioural Activation (BA)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Trauma focused CBT


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I am a Clinical Psychologist offering therapy to children, young people, families and adults.

No two people respond to the same situation in the same way, so your therapy will be unique to you. My approach is to think about what is helpful in the 'here and now', though I believe understanding our past helps to change current patterns of feeling and behaviour. I believe its important to take the realities of life into account - how your past and present cultural, social and political worlds affect you. This includes your support network and whether it is the right time for therapy. �

I work with people seeking a greater sense of wellbeing and purpose. Some people have worked with me because I have experience working in mental health services for relationship and intimacy difficulties, Autism and ADHD. I use a holistic approach that thinks about the body as well as the mind and if you hold them, spiritual beliefs.

As a Clinical Psychologist, I am trained in a range of evidence-based psychological therapies. This can be helpful as it allows me to think with you about the approach that might best suit you.

Compassion Focused Therapy is the main therapy I offer. I receive ongoing specialist supervision in this model. Other approaches I have an interest in and have completed some further training in include Psychodynamic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing (a form of coaching). I also offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

I have a Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, a Masters of Science degree in Applied Psychology and an Undergraduate degree in Psychology.

I have over twelve years experience working in NHS child and adult mental health services and held a Lead Psychologist post in the NHS. I am currently the Clinical Lead for a therapy team in an Autism specialist secondary school.

Areas of interest

Adults; Families; Children; Adolescents; Compassion Focused Therapy; Narrative Therapy; Motivational Interviewing; Autism; ADHD; Intellectual Disability; Trauma; Inequality; Anxiety; Depression; Burnout; Perfectionism; Self Harm; Emotional Difficulties; Living with physical health problems and chronic illness

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Neurological disorders
  • Pain management
  • Physical disability

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My private practice
Consultant's practices
Information for healthcare professionals

Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)

Procedures completed

  • AB076

    Psychology session - remote - (5-50)

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (1-5)

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