Dr Anna Hurley
Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist in London, United Kingdom
I am a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in working with children, adolescents, and families. Since graduating from University College London with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, I have worked in Child Development, Paediatric Psychology and Child & Adolescent Mental Health settings in the NHS and privately. My private practice is based in Central London (Wimpole Street). Within the NHS, I am currently work part-time at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital (Guy’s and St Thomas’s), having previously worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
Drawing on evidence-based practice, I work collaboratively with children and parents to assess and better understand each child's individual strengths and difficulties. I offer a comprehensive range of psychological services, including:
• Neuropsychological assessments to identify a child's unique profile of learning and abilities, including areas of strength and weakness (IQ testing, attention, memory, executive functioning, dyslexia);
• Assessment and treatment of neuro-developmental conditions, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). I am fully trained and experienced in diagnosing social communication disorders using gold-standard assessments such as the ADOS and diagnostic interview scales.
• Short-term therapy, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy, to help children to identify and express their feelings and learn more adaptive ways of managing their difficulties. I work with children and young people with anxiety, low mood, and self esteem issues;
• Parenting work to help parents to understand and support their child and to help them feel more confident as parents. This includes working with ODD, school refusers, as well as under 5's work (e.g. sleep, feeding, toileting difficulties).
-- Wimpole Street:
Monday/Thursday (ad hoc), Fridays, and Saturday mornings
Please note that therapy sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged in full. Assessments cancelled with less than 48 hours will also incur a fee.