Dr Anne-Marie Daly

Dr Anne-Marie Daly

Senior Chartered Clinical Psychologist specialising in adult mental health

DClinPsy; C Psychol, MA Hons Psychology, AFBPsS; RoPSiP; M.Ps.S.I


Education and clinical experience

Anne-Marie completed her MA Psychology degree at Aberdeen University in 2002, followed by further studies in Counselling Skills and Transactional Analysis. Her pre-qualification experience as a Graduate Psychologist and Assistant Psychologist led her towards Clinical Psychology training and she went on to complete a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Oxford University in 2008. Anne-Marie completed a number of core and specialist clinical placements as part of this training and she gained experience working with children, those with intellectual disabilities, adults and older adults. Her clinical training nurtured an ongoing interest in working with and supporting young people, students and adults experiencing a range of mental health problems.

Since completing her training, Anne-Marie worked in the UK National Health Service (NHS) for over 10 years where she specialised in adult mental health psychotherapy. Anne-Marie then secured a role as Senior Counsellor and Deputy Head within Oxford University Student Counselling Service where she worked for a further 10 years. In 2022, Anne-Marie moved into the corporate / commercial sector with Bupa Health Clinics, offering clinical work to clients alongside team leadership across the mental health service as part of her role as Mental Health Clinical Lead. In conjunction with her organisational roles, Anne-Marie has worked in a clinical psychology led team of private practitioners in Oxford since 2013, where she provided individual therapy to clients with a wide range of psychological difficulties. Anne-Marie started work as a Senior Clinical Psychologist at Evidence-Based Therapy Centre in September 2023.


Anne-Marie works with adults presenting with a variety of complex mental health problems, interpersonal relationship issues and challenging life stage adjustment and transitional issues. She is also interested in working therapeutically with healthcare professionals and university staff who encounter difficulties in their occupational roles, specifically around the challenge of blending a clinical and managerial skillset. In addition to psychotherapy, Anne-Marie offers clinical supervision and consultancy to qualified psychologists and colleagues. She also offers training related personal therapy to clinical psychologists in training.

Approach to therapy

Anne-Marie offers an integrated approach to the problem or conflict you bring to therapy, with a specific focus on your emotional experience and building tolerance to difficult emotions as you confront and eventually relinquish redundant coping defences you may have constructed in your earlier life. This involves working with a combined cognitive-behavioural, emotional and interpersonal focus to your difficulties.

Anne-Marie works flexibly using models of brief experiential dynamic psychotherapy, attachment-based therapies and third-wave therapeutic models (mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, solution focussed models etc). Her work also emphasises client feedback in the therapeutic relationship, given a longstanding interest in the factors involved in the process of therapy. Unresolved ruptures in therapy can have a significant impact on outcomes (e.g. drop out; early termination; deterioration in mental health) and Anne-Marie believes it is possible to both avoid and resolve ruptures with your therapist leading to increased self-awareness and assertiveness, and ultimately more satisfactory therapeutic outcomes.

Research interests

Anne-Marie has a special interest in the therapeutic relationship and specifically rupture identification and resolution within the therapeutic alliance.  She continues to collaborate with colleagues in this area (see below for published research).

Daly, A., Llewelyn S., McDougall, E. & Chanen, A. (2010). Rupture resolution in cognitive analytic therapy for adolescents with borderline personality disorder. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 83, (3), 273-288. View Document.

Professional Registration

Anne-Marie is currently registered with the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) as a graduate member and is awaiting confirmation of her Chartership status.  Once this happens, clients will be able to claim on their insurance for sessions with Anne-Marie.

Anne-Marie is also a full member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and she is registered as a Psychologist specialising in Psychotherapy (RoPSiP). Anne-Marie is committed to continual professional development, supervised practice and therapeutic writing to support best practice and safe, supportive engagement with the clients she works with


Anne-Marie is currently available for online psychotherapy appointments on fortnightly Thursdays (evening hours) and weekly Fridays (day-time hours).