Dr Anna Hutchinson, B.A. (Hons), MSc, D.Clin.Psych, C.Psychol, AFBPsS

Dr Hutchinson is a chartered Clinical Psychologist and co-director of the IPC. Anna has worked within clinical psychology services for over 20 years. She has contributed to a number of research projects, academic papers and book chapters, presented widely at national and international conferences, and has taught on a large number of training courses including both MSc and doctorate level programmes.

Anna has an MSc in cognitive neuropsychology and a doctorate in clinical psychology. She has completed post-doctoral training in systemic therapy, CBT and third wave therapies.

Clinically, Anna has held senior positions at a number of internationally renowned London hospitals, including Great Ormond Street Hospital, King’s College Hospital, and The Tavistock Centre.

Physical Health

Anna has spent much of her career working with people experiencing the double challenge of physical and psychological difficulties that occur at the same time. She previously led teams and/or provided psychological input in several medical specialities including CFSME, HIV, gender, palliative care, rheumatology and adolescent medicine. She continues to see people with issues relating to fatigue, pain, hypermobility and complex medical presentations. She can provide therapeutic interventions to help with symptom alleviation, sleep management, rehabilitation planning, or adjustment to a diagnosis or disability.

Emotional and Mental Health

Anna has extensive experience of providing evidence-based interventions to help people manage and alleviate a range of challenges to their mental health, such as anxiety, stress, complex trauma and/or depression. She is also experienced with issues relating to identity and self-esteem, including issues relating to sexuality or gender.

Anna has experience of providing whole school training and interventions relating to mental and physical health in young people. She has frequently provided interventions to help when physical and/or emotional problems start to impact on a young person’s ability to achieve at or attend school. These interventions might include individual therapy, school liaison and/or school reintegration programmes.

Professional Accreditations

Anna is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and its Division of Clinical Psychology. She is registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Areas of Expertise

Adults – Young People – Children – Families

  • Pain management
  • Chronic illness
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Rheumatology
  • Hypermobility & Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
  • Gastroenterology & IBS
  • HIV
  • Depression
  • Anxiety & Stress
  • Self-esteem
  • Phobias
  • Sleep problems
  • OCD
  • Identity
  • Sexuality
  • Gender
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Parenting and family interventions
  • Behaviour management