Dr Amy Crossley-Lewis

Highly Specialist Psychologist


Dr Amy Crossley-Lewis is our clinical team lead at Altum Health. She is a registered psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). In addition to her role at Altum Health, Amy works as the clinical lead and trainer on CAMHS CYP-IAPT inpatient training across both the south-west and south-east regional CAMHS inpatient units. Amy also consults and teaches on the Youth Intensive Psychological Practitioner programme at the University of Exeter. Amy is passionate about service development and making sure that people receive the best care and treatment possible.

Dr Amy Crossley-Lewis is our clinical team lead at Altum Health. She is a registered psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). In addition to her role at Altum Health, Amy works as the clinical lead and trainer on CAMHS CYP-IAPT inpatient training across both the south-west and south-east regional CAMHS inpatient units. Amy also consults and teaches on the Youth Intensive Psychological Practitioner programme at the University of Exeter. Amy is passionate about service development and making sure that people receive the best care and treatment possible.

 

Amy has worked in the NHS in a variety of different job roles and settings for the last 13 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 hospitals and MDT 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.

 

Amy’s last role was as the lead psychologist within a CAMHS inpatient team, structuring the therapeutic programme, providing clinical work and training other professionals.  As well as working with young people, Amy has worked extensively with families, running numerous skills-based groups, and providing systemic intervention alongside individual work.

 

Although a lot of Amy’s work is with young people, she is also experienced in working with adults experiencing a wide variety of presentations and difficulties.

 

As a counselling psychologist, Amy’s training is broad-based. She practices ‘integratively’, always putting the relationship at the forefront of the therapy. She will adapt her work to meet specific needs and goals, and strongly believes that without trust the therapeutic work cannot be done.

 

Amy believes in being guided by the client but is also not afraid to challenge and tackle the need for change. The basis of her therapeutic work is balancing validation and responsibility to help make her clients make changes.  Amy is particularly passionate about helping people through both individual work and systemic work 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, has a grumpy cat called Ezteban and a very naughty beagle called Misty; her dream is to one day own and run a therapeutic farm for young people and families. She has also welcomed a new addition in her baby boy, Stevie.

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