Our Team

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Doctor Ana

Clinical Psychologist and Director

Doctor Ana is a consultant clinical psychologist and family therapist, with over two decades of experience working with families.

Multi-lingual and culturally adept, she brings to every engagement a dedicated professionalism that inspires confidence, trust and respect. Her deep expertise and experience gives her a personal perspective that is uniquely insightful and helpful, allowing families to feel the difference almost as soon as they begin.

 

Brief Academic History

2006 -  PhD Cum Laudem in Clinical Psychology, Deusto University, Spain

2003 -  Training and Consultancy, Management and Leadership in Mental Health Services, Cassel H. london

1996 -  Postgraduate Diploma in Family Therapy, Institute of Family Therapy, London 

1995 -  Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodrama, Sociodrama and Role Play, Howell Centre UK

1993 -  Postgraduate Diploma in Sociodrama, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1992 -  Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health (MSc), Deusto University

1992 -  Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, Deusto University

1987 -  Clinical Psychology Degree, Deusto University

Supporting her are a team of highly trained and experienced specialists in their field, including clinical psychologists, family therapists, counsellors, psychiatrists as well as therapeutic practitioners such as speech and language therapists and neurofeedback specialists.

When we do not offer the specific intervention that may best meet your needs, then we will refer you to an appropriate professional. We do not ask you to fit around us: we fit around you.

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Amelia Attwood

Senior Assistant Clinical Psychologist &
Neurofeedback Practitioner

Amelia has over 3 years experience as an Assistant Psychologist working with adults, children and families. She has joined Dr Ana to deliver Neurofeedback and the Balancing Heart and Mind programme. 

 

During her time working with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Amelia co-ordinated the neurodevelopment assessment pathways for Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and ADHD. She has run groups with children and adolescents to support overcoming low mood, anxiety and self-injurious behaviour. Amelia is experienced in working with children and their families for behaviour modification and functional needs analysis. She has also supported individuals with ASC and co-morbid difficulties while working in neurodevelopment inpatient services. 

 

While working in complex needs inpatient services Amelia developed successful intervention programmes such as reducing challenging and violent behaviour as well as increasing resiliency, self-regulation and self-esteem. She implemented a hospital wide mindfulness initiative introducing daily mindfulness exercises. 

 

Amelia is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society and is the representative for the Faculty of Addictions on the Pre-Qualification Committee. She liaises with specialists in the field of addictions and supports research and further development in the knowledge base of addiction. 

 

Amelia’s skills in case formulation allow for the development of person centred care and has experience working with a variety of therapeutic models on an individual and group basis. Teaching skills such as anger management, emotional regulation, social and communication skills, interpersonal effectiveness, violence reduction, resiliency building and many more. 

 

Professional Qualifications 

 

2020- CBT Case Formulation 

2017- BPS Graduate Member 

2017- BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Southampton)

2021 - Clinical Course in Neurofeedback. EEG-Biofeedback

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James Tidey

Senior Assistant Clinical Psychologist &
Neurofeedback Practitioner

James is a valued member of Doctor Ana Solutions, delivering a full range of psychological interventions as part of the team.

 

James completed his Masters degree to improve his understanding and use of Early Intervention practices, which is particularly significant in supporting children and their families. James believes that timely intervention for children and their problems should be addressed as soon as they are detected. Investing in your children’s future is even more significant when you understand the importance of the changes they experience in early life.

 

James is committed to the profession and delivering the best services possible. He has devoted his time to understand neuroscience and neuroimaging. James developed a good understanding of the brain and its role in emotional, cognitive and behavioural functions. He has learned transferable skills from this and gained knowledge which has translated well into his clinical work using Neurofeedback.

 

James has developed skills as a psychologist working with clients with a range of difficulties. He has strong analytic skills and develops a comprehensive understanding of our clients, before identifying priorities and focusing on their individual needs.

 

James has a good understanding of therapeutic models and possesses the clinical skills to help you or your child achieve the desired goal. He offers a range of clinical tools, particularly those taken from Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. He uses his knowledge to support clients to understand and regulate their emotions and, to cope effectively with the challenges of life - they are guided to find calm and confidence and feel in-control. 

 

Qualifications and Awards

2021 - Clinical Course in Neurofeedback. EEG-Biofeedback 

2020 - British Isles DBT Foundation Training

2019 - MSc Early Intervention in Psychosis (King’s College London)

2018 - BSc (Hons) Psychology (Sheffield Hallam University)

2018 - BPS Undergraduate award

2018 - SHU Undergraduate award
2018 - BPS Graduate Member

2021 - Clinical Course in Neurofeedback. EEG-Biofeedback

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Trinysha Thomas

Practice Manager

Trinysha Thomas joined Doctor Ana as the Practice Manager in June 2019. Since joining she has implemented a number of new systems and practice protocols to help the practice grow and each practitioner better deliver their services.

Prior to joining Doctor Ana, she has spent the last 12 years providing support in business strategy, finance & accounting, budgeting,  management and operations. For the last 7 years she has worked for a number of amazing companies such as The Behvaioual Architects, Hubbub, The Faction Collective, Winnow Solutions, Runway East and The ICE List as well as a private consulting projects. Being self-taught in accounts and finance and her work history have allowed her to develop skills and a deeper understanding for her newest challenge in studying towards AAT and CIMA management accounting qualifications.

However, she has always loved Psychology and initially intended to go to university to study criminal psychology but upon her start her love of numbers and operations won. Little would she know that 7 years later she would land a position where she would be able to reconnect with Psychology.

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