Dr Ana Aguirregabiria - Clinical Director

 

Dr 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.

Nicola Masefield- Learning and Behaviour Specialist 
 

Nicola has 18 years’ experience of working with children and young people with speech language and communication needs within a specialist school setting, and as a independent practitioner, supporting families, schools and other professionals. Nicola has taught across Primary and Secondary and is experienced at supporting co-occurring difficulties, for example ADHD, Autism Spectrum, Pervasive Demand Avoidance, motor and sensory problems, anxiety issues and emotional needs. 

A specialist in Specific Learning Difficulties with a BSc in Psychology and an MA in Autism, she has held many leadership roles including Deputy Head, Head of Behaviour, Head of House and Subject Leader. She designed and implemented policies and procedures to meet the needs of the latest Ofsted framework, especially evidencing the impact of intervention upon the individual pupil’s progress.

Nicola is very experienced in supporting parents through the Statutory Assessment process, Education Health Care Plans and identifying appropriate school placement. She can signpost the necessary services and professional input needed in order to ensure children with special educational needs meet their long-term academic, social and emotional potential.


Professional Qualifications 


•    MA Autism Spectrum
•    Functional Behaviour Assessment Certificate 
•    Irlen Syndrome Screener 
•    Specific Learning Difficulties Certificate (OCR Level 5)
•    Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
•    BSc (Hons) Psychology 

 

Olivia Bell- Neurofeedback Practitioner 

Olivia is a Neurofeedback practitioner working closely with Dr Ana. She completed her Neurofeedback training in October 2018 and is looking to start a Masters degree to further enhance her learning. 

 

Initial assessments are done with Dr Ana where she determines whether Neurofeedback will be helpful for the individual. 

 

Olivia’s role is then to take the client on their Neurofeedback journey. 

 

Olivia takes your Neurofeedback sessions from initial conversations regarding your symptoms and personal goals followed by constant tracking throughout to maintain focus and assess progress. 

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