Lecturer in Psychology and Counsellor – Dr Alyson Norman

Profile of Alyson Norman

Alyson Norman

Private Consultancy

I have been running my own practice since 2008. I have experience of working with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds, seeking help for a great range of issues and problems. In particular I have worked with those with brain injuries, their families and those who are experiencing difficulties associated with having a visible difference.

My Services

I offer a range of different support services including stress and anger management, life coaching and individual CBT or person-centred therapy either face to face or through remote telephone or Skype/instant messenger.

I also offer tutoring support to students undergoing A-level or degree level psychology and counselling.

Role – University of Plymouth

Msc Clinical psychology programme lead

MPsych Clinical Pathway Lead
Academic Partnership Liaison representative for Psychology
Lecturer in clinical and health psychology

Teaching interests

Brain injury, Clinical psychology, CBT delivery, Appearance psychology


Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Plymouth University (October 2011-August 2012)

PhD, University of the West of England, Bristol (October 2005 – November 2009): “Increasing access to intervention for disfigurement through the development and evaluation of computer based interventions” funded by the charity organisation Changing Faces.

Diploma in Counselling (Merit Awarded June 2007), Institute of Natural Healing (October 2005 – June 2007).

MSc (Distinction Awarded January 2006) Psychological Research Methods, University of Exeter (October 2004 – September 2005): Specialist areas include neuropsychological assessment, psychometrics, advanced statistics and neuroimaging techniques. Project: “Depression in ABI Patients: The Role of Rumination” in Overgeneral Autobiographical Memory”.

BSc (1st class Honours Awarded July 2003) Psychology, University of Southampton (October 2000 – July 2003). Project: The influence of facial disfigurements of face processing; Dissertation: The relationship between social cognition and bullying.

Professional Membership

British Psychological Society

Affiliate member of the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM)
Institute for Natural Healing
Trustee for Headway Somerset
Web: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk
Web: http://www.alysonnorman.co.uk
Tel: 01278 431853
Email: dralysonnorman@gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com
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