- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness based CBT
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Dr Alanna Henderson (formerly Alanna O'Broin) works with clients with a range of psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, bereavement, relationship issues and stress.
She worked in NHS Primary Care settings in Surrey for a number of years and currently works in private practice.
Life offers challenges, and how we handle them is key. I believe in creating a trusting and safe relationship tailored to each of my clients, a space for gaining greater self-understanding, developing psychological flexibility, and finding ways of moving towards a more meaningful and fulfilling personal and working life.
Within this context of change, and even in the face of distress and hardship, I believe that psychological interventions offer the opportunity for working through current challenges, as well as for realising longer-term growth and greater potential.
Areas of interest
General adult mental health; anxiety disorders: panic; health anxiety; obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); phobias; stress and work-related stress; depression; anger; bereavement; low self-acceptance; insomnia; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Mindfulness-based therapy
The therapeutic and coaching relationships; the efficacy and development of cognitive behavioural approaches to therapy and coaching
Health and Well-being
Henderson, A. & Palmer, S. (2021). The coach-coachee relationship. In S. O’Riordan and S. Palmer (Eds.), Introduction to Coaching Psychology. Routledge.
O’Broin, A. (2015). The therapeutic relationship. In S. Palmer (Ed.), Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy. Sage.
O’Broin, A. & Palmer, S. (2012). Enhancing the coaching alliance and relationship. In S. Palmer and M. Neenan (Eds.), Cognitive Behavioural Coaching in Practice: An Evidence Based Approach. Routledge.
O’Broin, A. & Palmer, S. (2010). Exploring key aspects in the formation of the coaching relationship: Initial indicators from the perspective of the coachee and the coach. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 3(2), 124-143.
- Chartered Counselling Psychologist British Psychological Society 2002
- Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology City University London 2013
- Post Masters Diploma in Counselling Psychology City University of London 2001
- MSc in Counselling Psychology City University of London 1999
Details of entry to specialist register
- Health and Care Professions Council, 2011
- British Pychological Society, Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors, 2021
- Chartered Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol), British Psychological Society, 2002
- Chartered Scientist (CSci), Science Council, UK, 2007
- Registered Psychologist, Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), 2009
- Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS – BPS), 2021
Affiliations / memberships
Association of Contextual and Behavioural Science
Fellow, International Society for Coaching Psychology
Division of Counselling, Division of Coaching Psychology (previously the Special Group in Coaching Psychology), The British Psychological Society
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.