Dr Annie Hickox


North Yorkshire

Email: info@dranniehickox.co.uk

 

My Qualifications and Experience

I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and have acquired extensive experience in direct clinical work in both the NHS, and I have run a private therapy practice for over 35 years.  I have been a Consultant Clinical Psychologist for many, having trained on the Clinical Psychology course at the University of Edinburgh, qualifying in 1986. I am also a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist and have been a longterm member of the Special Group in Clinical Neuropsychology in the British Psychological Society. I have a Ph.D. on ‘Family Based Rehabilitation Following Severe Closed Head Injury’ from the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Edinburgh.

In addition to my clinical work, I provide specialist supervision to clinical psychologists and other mental health professionals both in clinical practice and on the Glasgow Clinical Neuropsychology course. I also provide supervision and peer supervision to other Clinical Psychologists in private practice.

I have formal training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Edinburgh) and in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Tavistock Clinic).

In my clinical work, I deal with a range of mental health problems. I also have expertise in assessment and therapy for neuropsychological disorders, including Functional Neurological Disorder, PTSD, and Post-Concussion Syndrome. A key treatment consideration is the relationship between an individual's emotional state and the physical, behavioural, and interpersonal consequences that they experience..  I am particularly interested in mind-body connections, and the role that emotional stress plays in physical symptoms.

In addition to my clinical and supervision roles, I am a freelance writer on psychological and health issues, and enjoy translating complex brain-behaviour issues into everyday, accessible language, to help people understand and make sense of their difficulties. I am particularly interested in the way that mental health issues affect families, and how we can work to communicate and support each other more effectively.

Professional Standards

 I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the regulatory body for Clinical Psychologists in the UK. I am DBS compliant, and have an up to date DBS check (2023). I am registered with the ICO, and am fully compliant with their guidance on data protection.

I am formally trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i), Compassion Focused Therapy for PTSD and Trauma, Anxiety and Depression Disorders, and Substance Related and Addictive Disorders.

I have also undergone Bond Solon Training for Expert Witnesses, and have extensive experience in medico-legal practice. I am a member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.  I abide by the ethical and professional codes of conduct of these professional bodies. 

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