Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Head of Clinical Psychology & Psychological Services
Psychological Services (Paediatrics)
Contact Details: Fidelma Cordin (Secretary) 0151-252-5586
B.A. (Hons) Psychology University of Warwick
MSc Clinical Psychology University of Liverpool
Diploma in Psychotherapy University of Liverpool
Diploma in Executive Coaching and mentoring Office of Public Management London
Memberships and Registration
Associate fellow and National Assessor British Psychological Society
Health Professions Council
United Kingdom Council Psychotherapies
BPS: Division of Clinical Psychology
Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychology
Special Interest Group Oncology and Palliative Care
Paediatric Psychology Network (PPN)
British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (from June 2012)
2011 Judith Houghton PPN Award for significant contribution to the field of Paediatric Psychology
Annie has worked at Alder Hey since 1984. Working initially in GP practices, nurseries and with Social Services she saw children and families presenting a broad range of mental health problems and specialising particularly in the impact of sexual abuse. Since 1994 as a Consultant Psychologist she has headed up the Psychological Services department which works with children their families and staff facing acute and/or chronic potentially life threatening illness or trauma. In 1995 she became Head of Clinical Psychology and Child & Family Therapy across Liverpool and Sefton. This involves profession specific leadership and the strategic development of CAMHS. This role was extended during her 8 years as Clinical Director of CAMHS which she stepped down from in March 2011.
Professional and Clinical Interests
-Recruiting talented clinicians and nurturing leadership potential.
-Working with multi-agency strategic partners and commissioners creating effective services.
-Working in partnership with and learning from children,families and colleagues. -Developing flexible therapeutic approaches which acknowledge distress and also aim to maximise resilience. -Helping to create a health care environment which truly values children, families and staff.
-Working in partnership with and learning from children,families and colleagues.
-Developing flexible therapeutic approaches which acknowledge distress and also aim to maximise resilience.
-Helping to create a health care environment which truly values children, families and staff.