Dr Amy Stewart
I have worked as a psychologist in the NHS for fifteen years and currently work with children, young people and families in Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), in addition to my private practice with Avenue Therapies. I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with the University of East London in 2015.
Through my experiences I have had lots of opportunities to work together psychologically with children, young people and adults. I work individually and with couples, families, teams and organisations. Some of the reasons my clients come to therapy (and which I am experienced in working with) include:
- Mental health and wellbeing difficulties such as depression and anxiety disorders as well as challenges with confidence, self-esteem and stress.
- Chronic health conditions (e.g. chronic pain, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome).
- Neurodevelopmental conditions (e.g. Autism Spectrum Conditions, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
- Adjustment to relationship changes and life challenges, for example through bereavement, separation, fostering and adoption.
I also work regularly with educational establishments, including schools and Universities, offering liaison, consultation, supervision and training individually and in groups. I currently deliver teaching on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to the University of Exeter at both their Exeter and Reading campuses and remotely. I also have experience of offering mindfulness and wellbeing sessions to colleagues in various NHS Trusts.
If you choose to work with me, then my hope is that you will find a space for us to work in partnership, focused on what is important to you and your psychological wellbeing. My clients tell me I am an approachable and friendly psychologist (and person), who can create a safe space to talk and think about things that can at times be hard to do so. I aim to work in a way that positions you as the expert on your own life and me as a professional who brings with them a “psychological lens” of skills, ideas and expertise that I have gained through clinical training, work experiences and the evidence based psychological theories and therapies that I am trained in. I value opportunities to work flexibly with clients and their wider system and endeavour to always hold in mind what is going on for the people I am working with in their lives and how this may be influencing what they are seeking support for.
The Models I Work With
The psychological theories and therapies I am trained to offer, and work flexibly with to suit your needs include:
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), ACT for adolescents (DNA-V) and Mindfulness approaches
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Attachment-based family therapies including Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
- Narrative Therapy and Systemic Approaches
- Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET)
- Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
I currently hold a clinic in High Wycombe, close to Ealing London and offer face to face and virtual appointments. I work with children and adults.
Training and Qualifications
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of East London, 2015
BSc Psychology, University of Surrey, 2009
• ADOS Autism Disorder Observation Schedule Training, Pearson, 2021
• DNA-v: The Youth Model of Acceptance, Mindfulness, and Positive Psychology, Praxis, 2019
• Narrative Exposure Therapy, Oxford Health, 2019
• Supervisor Training, Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology, 2017, 2018
• ACT for Chronic Health Conditions, Contextual Consulting, 2016
• Family Partnership Model, South London and Maudsley, 2016
• Children and Young Persons IAPT Outcome Monitoring, CYP IAPT, 2016
• Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level 1, Adoption Plus, 2015
• Good Clinical Practice Training, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust,2014
• Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Programme- Solution Focused and Narrative Therapy, Provider Training, University College London, 2012
Membership of Professional Bodies
• Member of the Health and Care Professionals Council ~ Practitioner Psychologist, Pin: PYL32222
• Member of the British Psychological Society