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Dr Lisa Weston,
Clinical Psychologist
DClinPsy
she/her
Manor Farm Lakes, Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Lisa is a Clinical Psychologist who works with us offering therapy and support to children/young people with mental health difficulties and/or with ADHD & Autism.
She also works at our assessment clinic offering ADHD Autism assessments with children/young people & adults.
Working days: Tuesdays & Wednesday 9.30-4pm 

 

Therapy: Lisa uses an integrative approach including CBT, CAT, and Compassion Focused Therapy, alongside attachment, mentalisation and systemic principles. Lisa works with  young people and adults with mental health difficulties (including generalised anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety, phobias, OCD, trauma, depression, stress, low self-esteem/ self-criticism, relational issues and emotional regulation difficulties/ self-harm.) She is experienced in working with people who are neurodivergent and also with people with learning disabilities, in creative ways adapting therapy as needed. 

 

Family Support/Consultation: Lisa is experienced in working with looked after and adopted children and in working with parents/ carers to support their understanding and parenting. She uses therapeutic parenting approaches including PACE, can deliver training and support parents/carers around attachment and a trauma-informed care approach.

 

Post diagnostic Support: Lisa can run postdiagnostic support workshops (both 1:1 and group- based) for young people and parents following Autism and/ or ADHD diagnosis. Themes of interest include executive functioning; emotional regulation; energy management/ burnout; female presentations; and help for transition to university.

 

Memberships:

  • Health Care Professionals Council

  • British Psychological Society

Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Work experience:

  • Assessment & Formulation

  • Autism & ADHD assessment

  • Learning disability diagnostic assessment

  • Behavioural assessment (functional analysis and PBS approach)

  • Cognitive assessment to more fully understand strengths and difficulties 

  • Executive functioning assessment

  • Mental health assessments

  • Psychological therapy

 

NHS Experience:

  • 2021-2023: Senior Clinical Psychologist, Children and Young People’s ADHD and ASD Service, Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

  • 2017-2021: Senior Clinical Psychologist, Huntingdon Learning Disability Partnership, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Foundation Trust

  • 2016-2017: Clinical Psychologist/ Specialist Clinician, Cambridgeshire Children’s Services (Child Protection and Looked After Children)

  • 2012-2016: Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University of East Anglia/ Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Foundation Trust


Further training:

  • 2023: Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO); National Autistic Society

  • 2022: Autism Diagnostic Interview- Revised (ADI-R); Compass Psychology

  • 2021: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS); Compass Psychology

  • 2021: Brick by Brick Programme Facilitator Training; Play Included

  • 2020: Positive Behaviour Support Awareness; BILD

  • 2018: Supervision Skills; University of East Anglia

  • 205: Compassion Focused Therapy in Neurorehabilitation; Oliver Zangwill Centre


Publications:

  • Weston, L., Hodgekins, J., & Langdon, P.E. (2016). Effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy with people who have autistic spectrum disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 49, 41-54.

  • Goswami, U., Mead, N., Fosker, T., Huss, M., Barnes, L., & Leong, V. (2013). Impaired perception of syllable stress in children with dyslexia: A longitudinal study. Journal of Memory and Language, 69, 1-17.

  • Power, A. J., Mead, N., Barnes, L., & Goswami, U. (2013). Neural entrainment to rhythmic speech in children with developmental dyslexia. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 777.

  • Power, A. J., Mead, N., Barnes, L., & Goswami, U. (2012). Neural entrainment to rhythmically presented auditory, visual, and audio-visual speech in children. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 216.Frankish, C. & Barnes, L. (2008). Lexical and sublexical processes in the perception of transposed-letter anagrams. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 61, 381-391.

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