Abi Methley

Dr. Abi Methley

BSc. MRes. PhD. ClinPsyD

My Expertise

ADHD, Anxiety, Behavioural difficulties, Emotional regulation, Trauma and reactions to events

Position

Clinical Psychologist

Age Range

6-11 years, 12-14 years, 15-18 years, 19-25 years

Appoinment / Meeting

Online, F2F (Face to face)

Location

Head Office - Whitefield, Manchester

Email

abi.methley@cayp-psychology.com

About Me

Abi has worked for NHS services for ten years. She has substantial experience supporting children and young people, their families, and health care/school teams. Abi specialises in neuropsychology (how our brains relate to our learning, behaviour and development) and supporting people who have experienced traumatic events. She has worked within specialist brain injury and mental health services across England.

She is passionate about helping people to make sense of their experiences, increase their confidence and hope for the future, and find ways to build a life that includes the things most important to them. This includes providing both assessment (including cognitive assessment) and intervention for people who feel they may, or are diagnosed with, neurodiverse conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ADHD.

She is an experienced researcher and completed her PhD on the mental health support needed for people with multiple sclerosis (a physical health condition). During her PhD, she published work in international peer-reviewed academic journals and presented her work at national and international conferences. She completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester (2017), with specialist placements across Manchester and the North West. She has recently published a textbook on the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for people with Acquired Brain Injury.

As people require tailored approaches to their unique circumstances, Abi is trained in a wide variety of types of therapy and uses these as required to help people reach their goals. These include CBT, ACT, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), schema therapy and functional analysis (exploring why an experience happens, what could change it, and putting in place a clear plan for next steps).

Abi is a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC, PYL34737).

Professional Qualifications

  • Psychology (BSc with first-class honours)
    Bangor University
  • Masters by Research (MRes)
    Bangor University
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    The University of Manchester
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
    The University of Manchester