Meet the team
Dr Alison Pearce, lead consultant clinical psychologist
Alison is the clinical lead for the service and often meets with medical services within the hospital to help them think about how to work in ways that increase people’s wellbeing. Alison has worked within the cystic fibrosis team since 2008. She offers assessments and ongoing support for patients and she's involved in developing research to help understand how people cope with cystic fibrosis. Alison has previously worked as a clinical psychologist within services for people who have both physical and mental health problems of all age groups. Alison is also a registered systemic psychotherapist (which used to known as a family therapist) and this training helps her work with couples, families and teams.
Dr Laura Flower, clinical psychologist
Laura has worked within the difficult asthma service since 2012. She works with people to help them to manage their breathing difficulties and improve their quality of life. Laura is an active member in regional research on respiratory conditions. Recently, she has been involved in research showing that some people can avoid emergency hospital admissions by working with a psychologist to help them cope with the anxiety that often accompanies respiratory conditions.
Shirley Crofts, counselling psychologist
Shirley works part time covering haematological malignancy at UHS and end of life care for the Hazel centre at Countess Mountbatten house. Shirley has more than 20 years’ experience of working in health psychology within the NHS. Her focus is on enabling patients and their family to find meaning in their life which facilitates them living a more fulfilling life.
Dr Lizzy Pink, clinical psychologist
Lizzy has worked in the NHS for more than 15 years and works part time as part of the Wessex Asthma Network based at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, and within critical care at UHS. She has a particular interest in and extensive experience of working with children, young people and adults with physical illnesses. Lizzy is interested in attachment theory and applying it to current relationships for children and adults. Within her work she often focuses on the stories people tell about themselves, their lives and their health and has followed up this interest in trauma and narratives in her research.
Dr Helen Taylor, clinical psychologist
Helen has worked with the difficult asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) services since 2015, helping people to manage their respiratory conditions. She has worked within NHS services since 2008 helping people who have physical and mental health problems across the lifespan. As well as working part-time in the department here, she also works with the NHS in Hampshire to give psychological input to people with haemophilia and blood disorders. She enjoys working with patients and families and with other professionals in the team to improve mental wellbeing and quality of life for patients with physical health problems.
Dr Anneliese Day, clinical psychologist
Anneliese has more than 10 years experience working with people in psychological services within the NHS and private sector. Her time is split between working with the Wessex Facial Nerve Centre and the general and neurosciences intensive care units. She has worked in a range of physical and mental health settings with people of all ages and in particular with children and families. Anneliese has a special interest in trauma and ways of coping with this and has carried out research in this area whilst completing her Doctorate in clinical psychology. She also has extensive experience of working with emotional dysregulation (including self-harm and suicidal thoughts), eating disorders and conducting autism assessments.
Dr Rosemary Anderson, clinical psychologist
Rosemary works in the adult cystic fibrosis service. She first began working in the team in 2009, on specialist placement whilst completing a doctorate in clinical psychology. She subsequently carried out research regarding cystic fibrosis and relationships. She has worked in the cystic fibrosis team as a clinical psychologist since March 2015. Rosemary has over ten years experience working in psychological services across the NHS and private sector. She previously worked as a clinical associate in Applied Psychology within adult mental health services with people who experienced both physical and mental health difficulties. She specialises in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and has a developing interest in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and the clinical application of mindfulness.
Dr Laura Davis, psychologist
Laura works within the cystic fibrosis service across both Southampton General Hospital and Poole Hospital, as well as the lymphoma and sarcoma adult cancer services in Southampton. Laura has worked in NHS psychology services since 2010, working with clients with a range of physical health, mental health, cognitive and learning needs. She has worked in paediatric and adult hospital settings and has further developed her interest in clinical health psychology whilst completing the doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Southampton. Laura has an interest in narrative approaches; focusing on the stories that people tell about themselves and their health and the meaning these stories hold for them.
Dr Katie Redwood, clinical psychologist
Katie works across the teenage and young adult cancer service and the haematology inpatient wards. She has experience working in NHS services for people of all ages with physical and mental health problems.
Whilst completing her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Southampton, Katie developed a specialist interest in clinical health psychology and work within hospital settings. She has an interest in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) an approach that uses acceptance and mindfulness alongside commitment and behaviour-change strategies. This aims to increase psychological flexibility, helping individuals live and behave in ways consistent with their personal values.