Dr Hayley Atkinson

Principal Clinical Psychologist (BSc, MSc, DClinPsych)

Prior to completing my training in Clinical Psychology at Newcastle University (DClinPsych, 1998-2001), I worked as a Clinical Research Associate at Newcastle University on an international collaborative study of autism.

Following qualification, I have worked for over 14 years in North East Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services establishing a multi-disciplinary pathway for assessment, diagnosis and intervention of children with autism spectrum difficulties.

I have further specialist training in autism specific assessment tools such as the Autism Diagnostic Interview and Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule for which I am an accredited trainer.

I have also delivered a number of parent and child intervention programmes including the National Autistic Society licensed Early Bird Plus Programme and the Beating Anxiety Together Programme.

I am also a qualified CBT therapist.