Dr Olivia Payne, BSc(Hons), D.Clin.Psych, CPsychol
Dr Olivia Payne is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who has worked within NHS services for children, young people and their families for over 15 years.
Alongside her work within IPC, she currently works in a multi-disciplinary autism assessment service for children and young people, within the NHS. Her work draws upon systemic, psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioural and developmental models across both individual sessions and family work.
In addition to direct work with families, Olivia provides supervision to trainee and qualified Clinical Psychology colleagues. She has enjoyed providing training to networks of Clinical Psychologists and other practitioners across the UK on topics such as mental health, autism, and supporting young people who are gender diverse.
Children and Young People
Having worked for many years in Child and Adolescent Mental Health services, Olivia is experienced in helping young people and their families to cope with low mood, stress, anxiety, and to manage high levels of distress, for example, expressed through self harm. She has worked alongside many families experiencing adversity and trauma.
Olivia has worked within specialist gender services for children and young people, and has supported many young people in exploring their identity, for example, around gender and sexuality. Olivia also has extensive experience of working with neurodiverse young people, for example, those on the autism spectrum. She is passionate about helping young people to develop a compassionate sense of their own strengths and needs. She has a warm and approachable style, and works to build a safe and containing relationship, from which to explore and make sense of young people and families’ experiences.
Families and Networks
Olivia is skilled at building collaborative relationships with families and the people who support them. She works with a wide range of professionals across health, education and social care settings to develop a shared understanding of young people’s needs and how best to support them.
Olivia is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, and its Division of Clinical Psychology. She is a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professionals Council.
Areas of Expertise
Children – Young people – Families
- Low mood
- Anxiety and stress
- Self esteem
- Gender related distress
- Discrimination and bullying
- Social communication difficulties and autism spectrum conditions
- Emotional literacy, communication and regulation
- Challenging behaviour and anger
- Family work and parenting support