Dr Zara Lipsey is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. She works with people of all ages and often sees families and couples. She is consulted by people for a host of different reasons and takes referrals from individuals, families, doctors, solicitors and rehabilitation advisors.
Dr Lipsey is also a Fitness Instructor and teaches a variety of classes to people of all ages and all levels of fitness. She regularly consults with athletes from various sporting organisations and supports athletes before and after major sporting events.
Dr Lipsey was the founder of the Scottish Narrative Therapy Special Interest Group, and co founder of the West of Scotland Eating Disorders Network. She has been actively involved in the West of Scotland Clinical Psychology Doctorate training course as lecturer and research supervisor.
Dr Lipsey has been a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and presented scientific research paper at BABCP conference July 2000www.babcp.com.
She has also been a member of the The Eating Disorders Special Interest Group and presented paper at seminar 2004 www.sedig.co.uk.
Dr Lipsey was a co-member of research team involved with setting up a research project to evaluate the cognitive behavioural intervention using a CD ROM package for bulimia nervosa and a grant holder for a pilot study to evaluate the use of physical activity in the treatment of depression in young people.
Dr Lipsey is currently member of The British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology and the Division of Exercise and Sport Psychology. www.bps.org.uk. She is also a member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists www.bases.org.uk.
Dr Lipsey says “Seeking therapeutic help is the first step to living a more fulfilled life. My non-judgemental approach enables me to empathetically listen to your difficulties and empower you to make changes in your life. My therapeutic role is to hear your stories and encourage you to recognise the strengths and enormous resilience that has supported you through troubled times. I believe that you are the expert in your own life and by asking questions in a curious and genuine manner, together we are able to discover ideas that will help you solve the difficulties. As a qualified fitness instructor, runner and dance enthusiast for over 17 years, I am familiar with the mental and physical demands on athletes. By coupling this personal insight with my clinical training, I am able to help you substantially enhance your performance in sport".