Dr Alison Mac Crosain
Almost 10 years ago I moved from Dublin to London and since then I have been fortunate to work with many children, young people, families and adults within the field of clinical psychology. I worked initially as an Assistant Psychologist in the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery before completing my doctoral training at the University of Surrey. Alongside my work at Zababa I also currently work in the NHS at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
Much of my clinical experience has been working with young people and families in a range of paediatric and CAMHS settings, supporting young people with anxiety, low mood and a range of other concerns. I am interested in neurodiversity, the autism spectrum, understanding big feelings and behaviours that cause concern. Having worked with young people excluded from school and with experience of finding the transition to secondary school anxiety-provoking myself, I am interested in barriers to engaging with education and supporting young people to navigate life's transitions. In my work with young people and families, I use a range of models including CBT, ACT, and narrative therapy to inform our formulations and interventions. Having recently completed a postgraduate certificate in systemic family therapy at the Tavistock, I am keen to think about how difficulties can be understood within their context, thinking about factors related to family, school, community and society more broadly.
BA Hons (Intl.) International Psychology
MSc Foundations in Clinical Psychology and Health Sciences
PsychD Clinical Psychology