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Dr Alesia Moulton-Perkins

Co-Director, Clinical Psychologist and CBT Therapist (BABCP accredited)

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

I am an English-speaking Clinical Psychologist registered in the UK and France. I specialise in working with neurodivergent children, young people and adults. I acquired extensive experience and skills in this area after several years working in a specialist neurodevelopmental service in the UK National Health Service (NHS) and now in private practice through Neurodiverse Online and my consultancy Online Psychology and Counselling Ltd. I have also 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 using the ADOS 2 and ADI, and ADHD using various tools including the DIVA. I am trained to provide behaviour therapy for Tourette's/Tic Disorder (Habit Reversal Therapy, Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics - CBiTs and Exposure and Response Prevention - ERP). 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 see English-speaking people in the UK and across the world. 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 Spain. In my 50s I moved to France. 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 in Chichester, West Sussex with my husband who is a musician and psychologist.  


I see clients online, or in person in the UK or France.   Most assessments and therapy can be done online via video call, but where an in-person assessment is advised, I can see clients in Worthing, UK, or in France (Normandy, Paris, Valbonne, (Alpes-Maritime), or Monaco. Travel expenses to be agreed).

I see clients through UK registered company Online Psychology and Counselling Ltd  (Companies House 10940785), or through NeuroDiverse Online Ltd (Companies House 15067548). 

How to contact me

If you would like to book in a session, please call our Administrator Adele on  +44 (0) 7562 386687 or email her on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. She will be able to book you into my diary. 

If you are unable to get in touch with our practice manager, you can call me on 07903 653177 (if calling from within the UK), or +44 (0) 7 903 653177 (if calling from outside the UK). You can also call my French mobile +33 (0) 7 88 44 19 90 (if calling from outside France) or 07 88 44 19 90 if calling from within France. Alternatively, you can email me directly on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Qualifications and professional registration 

  • Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) (PYL24461). The HCPC is the regulator of Practitioner Psychologists, and other health and care professions in the UK. Their role is to protect the public. By law, people must be registered with the HCPC to work in the UK using the title ‘Practitioner Psychologist’.
  • Registered as a psychologist with ADELI in France (509305496). ADELI is the French equivalent of the HCPC in the UK.
  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (203219) 

Selected relevant specialist post-qualification training

  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Second Edition (ADOS-2)
  • Autism Diagnostic Interview, Revised (ADI-R)
  • Behavioural therapy training for Tourette’s Syndrome: Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics
  • Diagnostic assessment of ADHD in Adults and Children and Young People
  • CBT for ADHD
  • 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)


Peer-reviewed journals:

Harvey, B., Simonds, L., Perman, G., Moulton-Perkins, A., Irons, C., & Woodger, N. (submitted). Online Self-Compassion Training for Mental Contamination: A Feasibility Study. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Realted Disorders.

Cox, K. E., Simonds, L. M., & Moulton-Perkins, A. (2021). Therapist-targeted googling: Characteristics and consequences for the therapeutic relationship. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/pro0000405

Cox, K. E., Simonds, L. M., & Moulton‐Perkins, A. (2021). Patient‐targeted googling by psychological therapists: A narrative review of the literature and ethical implications. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research.

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.
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.
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).


Book chapters:

Moulton-Perkins, A, Cavanagh, K., Masheder, J., Strauss, C. & Taravajra. (2022). Mindfulness groups by videoconferencing. In H.Wilson (Ed). Digital delivery of mental health therapies: A guide to the benefits, challenges and making it work, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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.

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.



Moulton-Perkins, A., Pote, H. Papadopoulu, E., and Rides, G. (2021). Training psychological therapists in digital mental health: an e-learning course. Poster presented at the MindTech conference.

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.


Online publications

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

Pote, H., Moulton-Perkins, A., & Rides, G. (2020). Digital Competencies for Psychological Practitioners in IAPT services