Amy Crossley-Lewis


Amy is a Registered Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological society. In addition to her role at Altum Health, Amy continues to work as lead psychologist within an inpatient NHS CAMHS unit in Berkshire, as well as lecture in the Doctorate programme at Roehampton University in the areas of CAMHS, inpatient work and eating disorders.

Amy is a Registered Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological society. In addition to her role at Altum Health, Amy continues to work as lead psychologist within an inpatient NHS CAMHS unit in Berkshire, as well as lecture in the Doctorate programme at Roehampton University in the areas of CAMHS, inpatient work and eating disorders.

Amy completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Sheffield University. Working within a local eating disorder charity sparked a passion, and she completed her dissertation exploring the effects of autism in seeking eating disorder treatment. Alongside a placement in a compassion focussed treatment programme, she went on to complete her Doctorate in Psychology from Roehampton University, looking at the experiences of compassion for eating disorder suffers prior to entering a compassion focussed treatment programme.

Amy has worked in the NHS in a variety of different job roles and settings for the last 10 years. This includes inpatient and community work with both adults and children. She has worked in both eating disorder services and specialist community services. Amy loves working on wards with multi-disciplinary teams. She has had the advantage of working in several multi-disciplinary teams specialising in eating disorders and general Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) allowing her the opportunity to continue to learn and be reflective around treatment planning and models of care. As well as working with the individuals, Amy has worked extensively with families and run numerous skills-based groups for parents and families as well as people suffering from a number of different struggles.

As a Counselling Psychologist, Amy’s training is broad. Although she enjoys working from a Cognitive Behavioural perspective she practices an integrative approach always putting the relationship at the forefront of the therapy. She values first and primarily the individual and will adapt her work to meet specific needs and goals, she strongly believes that without trust the therapeutic work cannot be done. Amy believes in being guided by the client but will also not be afraid to challenge and tackle the need for change. The basis of her therapeutic work is always a balance between validation and responsibility to help make changes for the individual. Amy is particularly passionate about helping people through both individual work and systemically to tackle the wider system so that recovery is as sustainable as possible. Being able to foster self-compassion, move away from shame and prejudice and live life to anyone’s full potential is central to Amy’s work.

On a personal note Amy is a huge animal lover and has a pet cat called Ezteban alongside a new lockdown addition in the form of a very naughty Beagle puppy called Misty and lives in Berkshire having recently moved from London.

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