Dr Alice Brown
I am a Child and Educational Psychologist with experience of working for several different Local Authority Educational Psychology Services over the past 12 years including Reading, Warwickshire and Milton Keynes. I am currently employed by a Local Authority as a Senior Specialist Educational Psychologist for ASD, as well as working privately.
I am passionate about applying psychology to support the wellbeing of children, families, schools and organisations. I use strengths-based, person-centred and solution-focused approaches to enable people to make the changes they need to achieve their hoped-for outcomes.
I have a particular interest in emotional health and wellbeing, early childhood trauma, relationship-based approaches, and neurodevelopment.
Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience, Monash University, Australia
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology, La Trobe University, Australia
Doctor of Educational, Child and Community Psychology, University of Exeter, UK
Video Interaction Guidance, an intervention to improve relationships (completing Stage 3)
FRIENDS for Life Facilitator training, a CBT-based approach for children with anxiety
Tuning in to Teens Facilitator training, an emotion coaching course for parents
ASD and Mental Health Masterclass
SCERTS training with Emily Rubin, an approach to support children with ASD
ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) training
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
I am a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). I am also a member of the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, the Association for Video Interaction Guidance UK, and the Association of Educational Psychologists.
I live in a village in South Northamptonshire with my husband and young daughter. I am Australian-Portuguese and grew up in Melbourne before moving to the UK in 2004. I enjoy doing arts and crafts, going for walks, travelling, cooking and being by the sea. In 2017, I walked 50 km of the Thames Path Challenge to raise money for MIND the mental health charity, and in 2019 I hope to do it again and walk the Chilton 50.