Dr Alison Tindale has worked within the field of mental health since 2002 within a variety of settings. These have included the specialities of addiction, health psychology, child and adolescent mental health services and general adult mental health services. In 2007, she took time away from her career to have a family and has since returned to work with a renewed understanding of both the rewards and challenges of parenting and family life. She has lived overseas and worked within different cultural settings, having undertaken her doctoral research in the area of trauma amongst refugees.
She mainly uses a Cognitive Behaviour Therapeutic approach but also refers to other forms of therapy including Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Social and Behaviour Network Therapy and Personal Construct Theory.
She has been an Associate with us since March 2015 and works mainly with the Doctors and Dentists in training at HEEWM. She also provides assessments of need and therapy to children and young people through our Local Authority contracts.
Training and Qualifications:
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
- M.Sc. Health Psychology
- B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology
Accreditation to Professional Bodies:
- Registered with HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)
- Chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol) within the Clinical Psychology Division of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
- Tindale, A; Tober, G. & Raistrick, D. Self-Reported Substance Misuse Among National Health Service Staff. In progress.
- Tindale, A; Latchford, G. & Madill, A. Experience of Trauma and Exile in Angolan Asylum Seekers. In progress.
- Orford, J., Kerr, C., Copello, A., Hodgson, R., Alwyn, T., Black, R., Smith, M., Thistlethwaite, G., Westwood, A. and Slegg, G. (2005). On behalf of the UKATT Research Team. Why people enter treatment for alcohol problems: findings from UKATT pre-treatment interviews. Journal of Substance Use, 11 (3), pp 161-176.
- Sharkey, S. and Tindale A. (2010). A Clinical Placement in Uganda. Clinical Psychology Forum, 215, http://shop.bps.org.uk/clinical-psychology-forum-no-215-november-2010-special-issue-clinical-psychology-around-the-world.html