Dr Andrea Gallagher-Cowley

Dr Andrea Gallagher-Cowley

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Dr Andrea Gallagher-Cowley is a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist who has over 10 years of clinical practice experience working within the NHS. She works with children, teenagers and adults presenting with psychological distress offering assessments, formulation and therapeutic interventions. She consults with systems around clients to support understanding and progress. This includes her current post working within a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) which involves therapeutic work for mental health conditions and assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders.

Dr Gallagher-Cowley supports clients to make changes to improve their mental health, wellbeing and relationships. She understands that a wide range of factors an impact on a persons’ wellbeing and provides a non-judgemental space for clients to feel listened to and understood.

Dr Gallagher-Cowley works with client presenting with a range of conditions including low mood and depression, anxiety, trauma and adjustment to life events. She uses a number of therapeutic approaches including Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Dr Gallagher-Cowley works part time for NHS Education for Scotland (NES) as a Learning Coordinator in CAMHS. This role involves supporting senior management with the planning of staff training and supervision. As part of her current role in the NHS Dr Gallagher-Cowley provides teaching and supervision on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology course at the University of Glasgow.

Qualifications

  • 2018 – Interpersonal Psychotherapy Practitioner, IPT-UK
  • 2011 – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Glasgow
  • 2003 – Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Psychology, University of Strathclyde

Professional Registration & Memberships

Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP: PYL27243
Interpersonal Psychotherapy UK

Specialisms

  • Systemic working
  • Childhood emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Low mood and Depression
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Low self esteem
  • Interpersonal difficulties
  • Adjusting to life events
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Trauma

Main Therapeutic Approaches

  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Attachment informed approach
  • Incredible Years Parenting Approach
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy