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Counselling Psychologist, University of Glasgow

Liza is a Chartered (BPS) & Registered (HCPC) Counselling Psychologist with a strong background in research (PhD) working clinically in independent practice. As an affiliate of Glasgow University her research interests include promoting psychologically informed medical care to prevent medical trauma for people with congenital heart disease. Her experience in this area bridges academia, clinical work, lifelong personal experience & advocacy.


  • –present
    Counselling Psychologist , Strathclyde University


  • 2015 
    British Psychological Society , C Psychol, Professional Qualification in Counselling Psychology
  • 2005 
    University of Dundee, MSc Psychological Therapies in Primary Care
  • 2003 
    University of Glasgow, PhD by research in Psychology
  • 2000 
    University of Stirling, BSc (1st) in Psychology


  • 2018
    Born with a Heart Condition: The Clinical Implications of Polyvagal Theory, Clinical Applications of The Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal Informed Therapies. Edited by Stephen Porges & Deb Dana
  • 2016
    A Controlled Trial of a CBT Group for Women with Low Self Esteem, Clinical Psychology Forum
  • 2015
    Improving wellbeing and self-efficacy by social prescription, Journal of Public Health
  • 2015
    The heart of medicine: growing up with pioneering treatment, BMJ
  • 2014
    Addressing the Psychological impact of Living with a Heart Condition from Birth., Cardiology News
  • 2012
    Publication Preview Source Healing Hearts and Minds, The Psychologist
  • 2011
    An Evaluation of a CBT Group for Women with Low Self-Esteem, Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
  • 2011
    Can Interpersonal Psychotherapy meet the Psychological Cost of life gifted by Medical Intervention?, Counselling Psychology Review
  • 2004
    Task requirements modulate feature integration, Journal of Vision
  • 2003
    Attention enhances feature integration, Vision Research
  • 2002
    Attention modulates the binding of information across the 2-D visual array, Perception
  • 2002
    Attention modulates perceptual asynchrony in binding, Journal of Vision
  • 2002
    "Superstitious" perceptions to depict pure internal object representations, Journal of Vision
  • 2001
    Category knowledge can form prior constraints on scene recognition from luminance and chromatic cues, Journal of Vision

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Psychologist - British Psychological Society
  • Counselling Psychologist - HCPC

Research Areas

  • Psychology (1701)