The Clinical Psychology Practice was established in 2009 by Dr Hannah Bashforth and Dr Sophie Halliday to provide expert, evidence-based psychological services within the private sector. Hannah and Sophie trained together at the University of Manchester where they qualified as Clinical Psychologists in 2007.
The Clinical Psychology Practice is based in two locations: Hale village (Tuesday evenings) & Altrincham town centre (Wednesday evenings)
We are currently able to offer appointments between 1.30pm & 10.30pm (Tuesdays) and 4.30pm & 10.30pm (Wednesdays). We do not work outside of these hours or days due to other working committments.
Hannah has over 10 years experience working with adults with mental health difficulties. She currently works part-time in the NHS within a clinical health psychology department, and runs an evening clinic as part of her private practice.
After gaining a first class undergraduate psychology degree at Liverpool University (2002) she worked for 2 years at the Institute of Psychiatry on a large research study investigating the effectiveness of CBT & Family Interventions in severe and enduring mental health problems. Hannah went on to complete her Clinical Psychology Doctorate at Manchester University (2007) whilst developing a specialist interest in clinical health psychology. Since then she has worked as a Registered Clinical Psychologist in the NHS both full-time and part-time across a number of large hospital Trusts in the North West. Hannah is currently research lead for the Pain Management Programme Team at The Walton Centre for Neurology & Neurosurgery.
Hannah has worked in private practice since 2009.
Private Clinic: Wednesday Evenings
Sophie has over 10 years experience working with both adolescents and adults with mental health difficulties. She currently works full-time in the NHS within a specialist eating disorder service. She runs an evening clinic as part of her private practice.
Sophie completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with Healing Arts at the University of Derby (2000). She then went on to undertake research in Alcohol and Drug Misuse at Liverpool John Moores University whilst continuing her studies at The University of Manchester where she gained a Master of Science Degree in Applied Psychology (2004). She progressed her career by working with older adults both as a researcher with The University of Manchester and as an Assistant Psychologist for the NHS. Sophie completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The University of Manchester (2007). Since qualifying she has been employed full time by the NHS as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist working with adolescents and adults presenting with a wide range of mental health problems.
Sophie has worked in private practice since 2009.
Private Clinic: Tuesday/Wednesday Evenings
Clinical Psychologists hold a Protected Title, this means that you can only call yourself a Clinical Psychologist if you meet a high level of doctoral level training, competence and expertise. These standards are set by The Health Professions Council and endorsed by The British Psychological Society.
The Kings Rooms
Suite A Kings Court Offices
210a Ashley Road
You can contact us by:
Dr Hannah Bashforth: 07761 864639
Dr Sophie Halliday:
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Alternatively please feel free to email us at any time:
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We will endeavour to respond within 48 hours of your initial telephone or email contact