Alison Coad - Curriculum Vitae

Job Title

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist


Graduate Diploma in CBT, Anglia Ruskin University (2009)

Graduate Certificate in Systemic Practice (2008)

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, University of East Anglia (2001)
MA (The Novel) University of East Anglia (1990)

BA English Literature, University of East Anglia (1984)

Employment Record

2009-present  Established independent practice as Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Norwich

2001–present  Occupational Therapist (provision of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2005-present), Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust

2009-2012       Cognitive Behavioural Therapist - Diabetes and Gastroenterology Team,Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

1984-1996        Educational Administrator / Manager

1996-1998        Paston College, North Walsham

1990-1996        University of East Anglia

1986-1988        University of Loughborough

1984-1986        University of Staffordshire


I have a wide range of experience in mental health, having worked with clients across the age range,  children and adolescents, adults and older persons.  I specialise in the treatment of children and young people and have a particular interest in depression, anxiety disorders and eating disorders. I offer online CBT via a secure chatroom facility.

Management / Strategic Development 
The management experience gained during the earlier stages of my career has proved very valuable in the development of new services for clients within my clinical practice.

Supervision / Consultation
I regularly provide supervision to students, trainees and fellow professionals.

Teaching / Training
Throughout my career I have been involved in training within the various multi-disciplinary teams in which I have worked. I provide training sessions on various aspects of CBT in practice. I  am an assessor for the Children and Young Persons’ IAPT service training programme at the University of Reading. As an Occupational Therapist I have contributed to the taught courses at the University of East Anglia.

My current interests relate to the delivery of psychological support to young people within settings other than the mental health care system – for example, those with acute medical needs, or those needing additional support within the education system.  I have contributed to Nick Wrycraft’s Mental Health Nursing Case Book (2012) and am working with Nick Wrycraft on a proposal for a second book.

Continuing Professional Development / Training
I update my skills on a regular basis by attending training events locally and nationally. My most recent training has included CBT for clinical perfectionism, Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Case Formulation in CBT.