Dr Zara Lipsey
BSc DClinPsych CPsychol AFBPsS
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I work with people of all ages and often see families and couples. I am consulted by people for a host of different reasons and takes referrals from individuals, families, doctors, solicitors and rehabilitation advisors. Alongside my therapeutic practice, I also works as an Executive Coach providing a highly skilled psychological and coaching service to individuals and teams.
For many years I have worked with elite athletes supporting individuals’ teams and coaches before and after major sporting events. I am well aware of the impact that high-performance environments can have on stress-levels, psychological functioning and physical well-being. I help individuals understand the importance of diversity and inclusion to support optimum team cohesion as well as drive strong leadership. I bring this knowledge into the work I do as an Executive Coach as well as my clinical practice.
I am dedicated to making a difference to people’s lives and help people aspire to be the best that they can be. I believe that you are the expert in your own life and by asking questions in a curious and genuine manner, together we are able to discover ideas that will help you solve the difficulties.
I believe that seeking therapeutic help is the first step to living a more fulfilled life. My non-judgemental approach enables me to listen to your challenges and empower you to make changes in your life. My therapeutic role is to hear your stories and encourage you to recognise the strengths and enormous resilience that has supported you through troubled times, as well as discovering ideas that will help you move to be the best version of YOU!
As a qualified fitness instructor, keen runner, dance enthusiast, and mum of young children, I am familiar with the mental and physical demands of life. By coupling this personal insight with my clinical training, I am able to help you substantially enhance your work / school / home – life balance.
Dr Lipsey was the founder of the Scottish Narrative Therapy Special Interest Group, and co founder of the West of Scotland Eating Disorders Network. She has been actively involved in the West of Scotland Clinical Psychology Doctorate training course as lecturer and research supervisor.
Dr Lipsey has been a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and presented scientific research paper at BABCP conference July 2000 www.babcp.com.
She has also been a member of the The Eating Disorders Special Interest Group and presented paper at seminar 2004 www.sedig.co.uk.
Dr Lipsey was a co-member of research team involved with setting up a research project to evaluate the cognitive behavioural intervention using a CD ROM package for bulimia nervosa and a grant holder for a pilot study to evaluate the use of physical activity in the treatment of depression in young people.
Dr Lipsey is currently member of The British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology, the Division of Exercise and Sport Psychology and Crisis & Trauma Psychology Section. www.bps.org.uk
Doctorate of Clinical Psychology
Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Registered Practitioner Health Care Professionals Council
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I am a Clinical Nurse Specialist who has over 25 years experience working with children, adolescents and adults experiencing a wide range of psychological difficulties. I am a registered Mental Health Nurse, and hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and a number of other therapies including: FBT, CBT-E, MET and Family Therapy.
I work primarily within a CBT framework but my extensive training and expertise gives me the flexibility to incorporate other therapeutic techniques to suit your needs. I have experience working with: depression/low mood, anxiety disorders, eating difficulties, OCD, stress, low self esteem, adolescent issues and neuro-developmental problems. I am highly skilled in assessing and formulating difficulties and planning appropriate therapeutic interventions.
As an Executive Coach and Leadership facilitator I bring twenty years of business experience across a number of industries including; Geographical Information Systems, Information Systems, Cable TV & Internet, Airlines, Carbonated Soft Drinks, Mobile Communications and Financial Services. These organisations include; GMAP, Telewest, British Airways, Coca Cola, 3 Mobile, RBS, HBOS, CYBG, and Barclays.
Originally from Southern Africa, I attended a United World College before moving to the UK for University and have since worked in across the UK including; London, Edinburgh, Leeds and Glasgow, as well as spending seven years working in Australia.
During my career I have implemented and supported numerous change programmes, projects and initiatives that enhanced and improved the operational footprint of those businesses. I have utilised my strengths in communication, influencing and inspiring others to drive organisational change across business units, geographically dispersed teams and within my own change teams.
My focus as an Executive and Leadership Coach is to support and work with organisations and individuals to achieve their defined goals. Coaching, mentoring and stakeholder management has been key to the many of the successful project outcomes and deliveries.
My success in collaborating with and leading teams in global organisations across three continents and six industries has been built on my ability and desire to support individuals to succeed. Being able to deliver change, build relationships and enhance & develop emotional intelligence will allow me to inspire individuals to achieve their professional and personal objectives.
Member of the Association for Coaching.