Highly Professional Clinical Psychologists in Surrey.
The Owl Centre boasts a team of highly qualified and experienced Clinical Psychologists in Surrey
The Clinical Psychologists at The Owl Centre in Surrey combine expertise and experience with a friendly and sympathetic approach to the children and parents they see. They also have links with the NHS to ensure a seamless continuity for clients who have received NHS assessments or therapy.
Dr Lisa Dunnigan BSc, DClin Psych, HCPC Registered
Lisa is a highly skilled Clinical Psychologist and registered member of the Health Care Professional Council (HCPC). Lisa completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University. Her research focussed on exploring links between attachment experiences of parents raising a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Lisa has dedicated her career to working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). She is a compassionate clinician who has extensive experience working with children and young people, parents and carers, schools and local authority organisations e.g. social care. Lisa has worked in ‘generic’ CAMHS teams and also specialised in working with Looked After Children (LAC) and those with Learning Disabilities and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (e.g. ADHD, ASD).
Lisa has provided assessments and interventions for children and adolescents presenting with a range of complex mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, phobias, OCD, eating disorders, attachment difficulties, and behavioural problems. She has experience of using a range of evidence based interventions e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic and Systemic. Many of the young people she has worked with have struggled with complex difficulties linked to both their mental health and neurodevelopmental disorders and she has supported young people and families presenting with high risk.
Lisa has worked alongside Paediatric teams completing comprehensive ASD assessments for children and provided a range of interventions supporting children and their families, as well as schools, to understand and manage difficulties linked to the diagnosis (1:1, family work, groups, training).
Lisa also provides supervision, training and consultation to individuals and organisations who work with children and young people.
Lisa is able to visit clients in Kent and parts of Surrey and Greater London.
Dr Eleanor Hambly BSc (Hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol, HCPC.
Dr Eleanor Hambly is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC). She graduated from Reading University with a first class degree in Psychology and completed her Clinical Psychology Doctorate at Surrey University. She researched the impact of mood and attachment styles on people’s weight for her doctoral thesis, building on her interest in eating disorders and obesity.
Eleanor has focused her career on supporting children and young people. Most recently, she has worked with young people with complex mental health difficulties who are at high risk of harm. She has worked in a number of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in London and the South East. Throughout her experience, she has supported children and young people with a variety of mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression, trichotillomania (hair pulling), trauma, OCD and eating disorders. She also enjoys working with families and providing support for parents. Eleanor has experience using a number of evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Systemic, and Adaptive Mentalization-Based Integrative Treatment (AMBIT).
Eleanor has worked in the Paediatric Psychology Service in St George’s Hospital supporting young people with physical health conditions, and their families. These included feeding difficulties (under and overeating), gastroenterology difficulties, cancer, and support with coming to terms with diagnoses. She has experience working with young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and learning difficulties. Prior to her Clinical Psychology training, she volunteered with the National Autistic Society (NAS) and worked at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London on a research project investigating anxiety in young boys with ASD.
Eleanor is also a trustee for Student Minds, a national charity which provides mental health support for university students. Through her work with the charity, she completed research on the difficulties university students with eating disorders experience when transitioning between home and university. From this research, she wrote a report making recommendations for policy changes, which resulted in a meeting with the Care Minister at the time. She has a particular interest in supporting young people through transitions, for example moving between home and university or from primary to secondary school.
Eleanor is able to visit clients in parts of Kent, Sussex, Surrey and South London.
- East Grinstead
- Tunbridge Wells
Profiles of the other Owl Centre therapists to follow soon.
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