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- Applied Relaxation
- Behavioural Activation (BA)
- CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
- Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
- Mindfulness based CBT
- Trauma focused CBT
Working in psychological health since 1998, Dr Kilcommons is the founding director of Happiness in Mind, Psychology & Well-being Services.
As a chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist, accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapist, accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, her practice offers effective Clinical Psychology Services - specialised psychological assessment and a range of evidence based psychotherapies to help you overcome a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, trauma, addiction, adjustment and physical health issues.
Dr Kilcommons is passionate about using what works to help you achieve your full potential and a deeply satisfying life.
Drawing upon both clinically tested and holistic approaches, she specialises in adult and adolescent mental health, physical health issues, psychological well-being & stress management, mental resilience and performance coaching. Dr Kilcommons has significant experience of working into the sporting arena.
Areas of interest
All mental health issues; relationships problems, physical health issues including pain, orthopaedic, CFS; mental resilience & performance training.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Cardiac conditions
- Eating disorders
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Physical disability
- Rheumatological conditions
- Video and telephone consultations
Current NHS consultant posts held
After 15 years practice as a psychologist in the NHS, Aoiffe left the NHS in November 2014 to work exclusively in independent practice.
Last NHS post - Bolton Psychological Therapies Service, Greater Manchester West NHS Trust.
Dr Kilcommons has an interest in research and has published articles in several peer-reviewed journals.
Alongside Dr Kilcommons’ traditional psychotherapy training, her fascination with holistic approaches to healing led her to qualify as a Reiki Master/Teacher, Voice Dialogue Level 3 Facilitator and an Emotional Freedom Techniques Level II Practitioner.
Outside work, Dr Kilcommons loves to spend time with her family, has a specialist interest in personal growth and meditation, is a fully qualified fitness instructor and loves doing gymnastics.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- French - Basic
• Kilcommons, A., Withers, P. & Moreno-Lopez, A. (2012) Do service users with intellectual disabilities want to be involved in the risk management process? A Thematic Analysis. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities February Issue.
• Kilcommons, A., Morrison, A. P. & Knight, A. & Lobban, F. (2008) Psychotic experiences in people who have been sexually assaulted. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 43, 8, 602-611.
• Parker, S., French, P. & Kilcommons, A. & Shiers, D. (2007). Report on Early Detection and Intervention for Young People at Risk of Psychosis. In association with CSIP, NIMHE, BPS, RCGP, RCPSYCH. www.earlydetection.csip.org.uk.
• Kilcommons, A. & Morrison, A. P. (2005). Relationships between trauma and psychosis: an exploration of cognitive factors and dissociation. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, Vol 112, 5, 351-359. Results were presented at the Annual BABCP conference, July 2003.
• Kilcommons, A. & Bowley, J. (2004) Stress and Coping in Assistant Psychologists. Clinical Psychology, 41, 41-44.
• Morrison, A. P., French, P., Walford, L., Lewis, S.W., Kilcommons, A., Green, J., Parker, S. & Bentall, R. P. (2004). Cognitive therapy for the prevention of psychosis in people at ultra-high risk: randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry, 185, 291-297.
• Morrison, A. P., Bentall, R., French, P., Walford, L., Kilcommons, A., Knight, A., Kreutz, M. & Lewis, S. (2002) A randomised controlled trial of early detection and cognitive therapy for preventing transition to psychosis in high-risk individuals: Study design and interim analysis of transition rate and psychological risk factors. British Journal of Psychiatry, 181: 78 – 84.
- B.SC. (Hons) Psychology University of Manchester 1998
- M. Phil. University of Manchester 2002
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psych) University of Liverpool 2005
- PostGrad Diploma in Cognitive Analytic Therapy University of Sheffield and ACAT Northwest 2011
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Chartered Clinical Psychoologist & Associate Fellow British Psychological Society 2006
- Registered Psychologist Health Care Professions Council 2006
- Accredited member British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies 2014
- Accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapists 2010