(BA (Hons) Psychol; DClinPsych)

Chartered Clinical Psychologist Specialising in Psychotherapy

Clinical Associate 

Anne-Marie can now be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Having been with us for eight years, and started when we started in 2013, Anne-Marie has now moved on and is working in her own private practice. As a good friend of Headington Psychotherapy we are continuing to host her profile on our website, though please contact her using her new email address above.

Anne-Marie offers an integrated approach to the problem or conflict you bring to therapy, with a specific focus on your emotional experience and building tolerance to difficult emotions as you confront and eventually relinquish redundant defences you may have constructed. This involves working with a combined cognitive-behavioural, emotional and interpersonal focus to your difficulties. Anne-Marie works flexibly using models of brief dynamic psychotherapy, attachment based therapies and third-wave therapeutic models. Her work emphasises client feedback in the therapeutic relationship, given a longstanding interest in the factors involved in the process of therapy, specifically rupture identification and resolution within the therapeutic alliance. Unresolved or partially resolved ruptures can have a significant impact on outcomes in therapy (drop out; early termination; deterioration in mental health). She continues to collaborate with colleagues in process research within her clinical, managerial and supervisory practice. (See below for Anne-Marie's published research).

Anne-Marie trained as a Clinical Psychologist, completing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in Oxford in 2008. She has worked in the NHS for over 10 years and specialised in psychotherapy within adult mental health throughout clinical training and post qualification. She is currently Deputy Head of Counselling working managerially in service provision and clinically with Oxford University Counselling Service for the past nine years, supporting the needs of students attending the University. In her private psychotherapy capacity, she does not generally see Oxford University students, however she does work with adults presenting with a variety of complex mental health problems, interpersonal relationship issues and challenging life stage adjustment and transitional issues. She is also interested in working therapeutically with NHS and University staff who encounter difficulties in their occupational roles. In addition to psychotherapy, Anne-Marie offers clinical supervision and consultancy to qualified psychologists and junior colleagues. She also offers training related personal therapy to Clinical Psychologists in Training.

Anne-Marie is currently available for online psychotherapy appointments on Fridays and some weekday evenings. 


  • Daly, A., Llewelyn S., McDougall, E. & Chanen, A. (2010). Rupture resolution in cognitive analytic therapy for adolescents with borderline personality disorder. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 83, (3), 273-288. View Document.