Dr Alisha Walker Clinical Psychologist

Dr Alisha Walker BSc (Hons) Social Psychology, DIS, MSc Applied Psychology, PgDip Systemic Psychotherapy, Doctorate Clinical Psychology

Dr Alisha has over six years experience in providing psychological assessment and intervention to individuals in various health settings including community mental health teams, hospital care and disability services. She has extensive experience in working with individuals with acquired brain injuries and their families. This work has included in depth neuropsychological assessments. Dr Alisha has provided support to a broad range of clients across the lifespan presenting with a range of complex behavioural and emotional difficulties. 

In addition to private practice, Dr Alisha works full time in the disability sector providing assessment and intervention services to children with disabilities and their families as part of a large multidisciplinary team.

Approach

Dr Alisha has completed clinical training in a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), humanistic, compassion focused approaches and systemic psychotherapy. Shealso has experience in, and is especially interested in a Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) informed approach.

Dr Alisha aims to provide a safe, collaborative and non-judgemental space for her clients to share and explore their difficulties. She uses an integrated approach that is client-centred to provide the most appropriate intervention based on individual needs.

Research

Dr Alisha is a named researcher on a published Department of Health and Children strategy report as part of a project team, while earning her Diploma in Industrial Studies. She has presented her MSc research at a national conference and is currently preparing her DClin Psych thesis for submission to peer reviewed journals.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • BSc(Hons) Social Psychology
  • Diploma of Industrial Studies (DIS)
  • MSc Applied Psychology / Mental Health
  • PG Diploma in Systemic Psychotherapy (Family Therapy)
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClin Psych)
  • Member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)