Dr Alesia Moulton-Perkins 

BA (Hons), PGCE, PGDip, MA, MSc, PsychD 

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, BABCP accredited CBT therapist and mindfulness teacher. I have worked with adults with Tourette’s, ADHD and ASD in a specialist neurobehavioural service in the UK National Health Service (NHS) and now in private practice through my consultancy Online Psychology and Counselling Ltd. I have also have worked with people with physical health problems and anxiety/mood problems. I have received supervision and/or training from Prof Doug Woods (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Dr Tara Murphy (Great Ormond Street Hospital, London), and Prof Susan Young (University College London) international leaders in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders.  

I am trained to assess and diagnose autism in young people and adults using the ADOS 2 and ADI, and ADHD in adults using various tools including the DIVA. I am trained to provide behaviour therapy for Tourette's/Tic Disorder. I have completed further specialist training in CBT, mindfulness and supervision. Furthermore, I am skilled at online working and have completed further training with the Academy for Online Counselling & Psychotherapy and am a Level 2  Professional Member of Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO). 

I am an expat myself, living between the UK and France. I was born in the US, but came to the UK when I was three. I returned to live and work in the US for a few years in my 20s, and then in my 30s lived in France and Spain. Before becoming a psychologist I was a primary school teacher and taught in international schools in Spain, and state schools in the UK. My experience of living abroad helps me understand the unique challenges expats face. I live with my husband who is a musician and psychologist, dividing my time between my homes in Worthing, UK and Normandy, France.   

Qualifications and professional registration 

  • Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the UK HCPC (PYL24461)  
  • Registered as a psychologist in France (ADELI 509305496) 
  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (203219) 
  • Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (100817) 
  • Teacher of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

I am a member of various professional networks such as: 

  • Division of Clinical Psychology 
  • British Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) 
  • International Society for Mental Health Online. 

Current professional activities: 

Secretary of the Digital Mental Health Sub-committee of the Division of Clinical Psychology, British Psychological Society.

We are currently developing digital mental health competencies for psychological therapists https://www.digitalhealthskills.com/ 

I am a Visiting Tutor in Clinical Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London

I have served as a committee member of: 

  • Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology, Division of Clinical Psychology, British Psychological Society 
  • Treasurer of the Division of Clinical Psychology, South East Coast Branch, Division of Clinical Psychology 
  • Ordinary member, Society of Psychotherapy Research 
  • Member of Research & Development Working Party, Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Online (ACTO) 

I see clients through UK registered company Online Psychology and Counselling Ltd  (Companies House 10940785), or through my French micro-entreprise (SIRET 890 582 836 00015). 

Location 

I divide my time between Worthing, UK and Normandy, France.   

Publications 

Peer-reviewed journals: 

Moulton-Perkins, A., Moulton, D., Cavanagh, K., Jozavi, A., & Strauss, C. (2020). Systematic review of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction via group videoconferencing: Feasibility, acceptability, safety, and efficacy. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. 

Moulton-Perkins, A., Wressle, A., Grey, N., Sired, B. An evaluation of a psychology graduate internship programme. (2019). The Journal for Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 14(6), 423-435. 

Fonagy, P., Luyten, P., Moulton-Perkins, A., Lee, Y.W., Warren, F., Howard, S., Ghinai, R. Fearon, P. & Lowyck, B. (2016). Development and validation of a self-report measure of mentalizaing: the Reflective Functioning Questionnaire. PLoS ONE 11(17). 

Cucchi, A., Hampton, J., & Moulton-Perkins, A. (2018). Using the validated Reflective Functioning Questionnaire to investigate mentalizing in individuals presenting with eating disorders with and without self-harm. PeerJ, 6, 1-24. 

Insert Simon’s paper (under review)   

Book chapters: 

Insert current book chapter on DMH 

Edit for latest edition Busuttil, A., Tuite, M. & Moulton-Perkins, A. (2015). Working with people with physical health problems. In G. Davey, Lake, N. & Whittington, A. (Ed.), Topics in Applied Psychology: Clinical Psychology. (2nd ed.). Hove: Routledge. 

Edit for latest edition  Moulton-Perkins, A., & Whittington, A. (2015). Working with people with anxiety disorders. In G. Davey, N. Lake & A. Whittington (Eds.), Topics in Applied Psychology: Clinical Psychology (2nd ed.). Hove: Routledge. 

Other journals 

Horsley, B., Moulton-Perkins, A., & Belchamber, G.  (2016). A survey of staff attitudes and practices around patient involvement in a clinical health psychology specialty. Clinical Psychology Forum, 287, 15-20. 

Stevens, D., Whittington, A., Moulton-Perkins, A. & Palachandran, V. (2015). Voluntary psychology graduate internships: Conveyor belt of exploitation or stepping stone to success? Clinical Psychology Forum, 270. 

Moulton-Perkins, A., & Tuite, M. (2014). Facing your fear and doing it anyway: Using social media professionally. Clinical Psychology Forum, 260. 

Perkins, A. (2008). Review of the book 'Managing Social Anxiety: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach'. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 36,(1), 119-120. 

Meddings, S., Perkins, A., Wharne, S., Ley, P., Collins, T., & Wilson, Y. (2007, May). Being assertive effectively. Mental Health Today, 34-36.   

Posters:  

Pote, H., Hollowway-Biddle, C., Moulton-Perkins, A., Griffiths, E., Latchford, G., Raczka, R., Cavanagh, K., Fawcett, G., Peters, M., Richardson, G., Laidlaw, K. (2018). Digital competencies for clinical psychologists. Poster presented at the MindTech conference, Royal College of Physicians, London. 

Moulton-Perkins, A. & Querstret, D. (2017). Compassionate ProReal: online therapy supported by avatar based virtual world software for depression and long-term health conditions. Poster presented at the 9th International Society for Internet Research Conference, Berlin. 

Moulton-Perkins, A. & Tibbles, J. (2016). Bringing compassion to adults with ADHD: A 10 session CBT for ADHD group. Poster presented at the Compassionate Mind’s 6th International Conference, Birmingham. 

Moulton-Perkins, A., & Tuite, M. (2011). Sussex Network of Advanced Pain management Services (SNAPS). Poster presented at the British Pain Society Pain Management Annual Conference, Bath. 

Moulton-Perkins, A., & Murphy, T. (2019). Spotlight on Clinical Psychologists. Tourette’s Action: Professions. Downloaded from https://www.tourettes-action.org.uk/resource-202-clinical-psychologist.html