Works as Psychology Services Team Member at First Psychology Centre, Edinburgh.
Holly Church-Olney is a member of our busy Psychology Services Team. She arranges client bookings, responds to queries on the phone and by email and supports the effective running of our busy psychology centres.
She has a wide range of experience of working in both customer services and support roles and is passionate about mental health awareness.
Holly has previously been employed as a support worker, supporting adults with physical and / or mental disabilities while providing them with appropriate choice and independence. She assisted with medication (prompting or administering); helped with finances, recording, and filing in accordance with the organisation's policies and procedures; and provided emotional and physical support.
She has also volunteered with Girl Guides, where she planned and organised activities for the girls; and was part of a 'buddy scheme' at school, supporting vulnerable students (for example those with autism or bullied children).
She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology (MA) from the University of Edinburgh and has conducted research about men's experiences of anxiety at university. She also produced a First Class Psychology Literature Review entitled "Within Clinical Neuropsychology how can we assess a deficit in social cognition".
Her future aspirations involve continuing to learn more about the world of therapy.
Holly's interests include going to the gym, trying new food, going to the theatre, practising yoga and meditation, live music, reading and knitting.