Coronavirus is affecting us all, and so we want to remind you that City Psychology Group (CPG) is here, as always, to support your mental health and wellbeing.

 All of our clinicians are now providing therapy sessions via video call or telephone, enabling us to provide you with the same high-quality care as usual.

 Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you are interested in receiving support from CPG, whether for you or for someone else, or just want to find out more.

 

 Wishing you the best of health.

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“Life offers challenges, and how we handle them is key.  I believe in creating a trusting and safe relationship tailored to each of my clients, a space for working towards greater self-understanding, developing psychological flexibility and skills, and moving towards a more meaningful and fulfilling personal and working life.”

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Life offers challenges, and how we handle them is key.  I believe in creating a trusting and safe relationship tailored to each of my clients, a space for gaining greater self-understanding, developing psychological flexibility, and finding ways of moving towards a more meaningful and fulfilling personal and working life.

Within this context of change, and even in the face of distress and hardship, I believe that psychological interventions offer the opportunity for working through current challenges, as well as for realising longer-term growth and greater potential.    

Alanna is experienced in working with a range of difficulties including, anxiety, depression, stress and work-related stress, anger management, bereavement , health anxiety, OCD, phobias, and sleep difficulties.

She works from an Integrative approach, mainly within the Cognitive Behavioural family of frameworks.  Alanna uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Acceptance and Commitment Coaching (ACC), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioural Coaching (CBC), as well as Solution-Focused Therapy (SFBT) and strengths-based interventions.

Following financial sector experience as a Fund Manager, Alanna has twenty years experience as a Counselling Psychologist, working in Primary Care within the NHS, and in the private sector.  She provides in person and online individual therapy to adults.

Alanna is a founder member of the Special Group in Coaching Psychology, a member network of the British Psychological Society.  She has published on coaching and therapy relationship topics and delivers developmental, performance, and career coaching.  Alanna is a BPS registered Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor.

Alanna teaches post-graduates and is involved in research.   Her work on coaching and therapeutic relationships has been published in a number of peer-reviewed academic journals and book chapters.  She has also presented at national and international conferences.

Selected publications:

Henderson, A. & Palmer, S. (2021). The coach-coachee relationship.  In S. O’Riordan and S. Palmer (Eds.), Introduction to Coaching Psychology. Routledge.

O’Broin, A. (2015). The therapeutic relationship.  In S. Palmer (Ed.), Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy. Sage.

O’Broin, A. & Palmer, S. (2012). Enhancing the coaching alliance and relationship.  In S. Palmer and M. Neenan (Eds.), Cognitive Behavioural Coaching in Practice: An Evidence Based Approach.  Routledge.

O’Broin, A. & Palmer, S. (2010). Exploring key aspects in the formation of the coaching relationship: Initial indicators from the perspective of the coachee and the coach.  Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 3(2), 124-143. 

 
 
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