Amy Stoddard Ajayi is initially trained as an Anthropologist and then studied for an MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy under the globally recognised Professor Windy Dryden. She specialises in both the clinical application of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and the design of health services for the NHS and private sector. She has been a Consultant Advisor to some of the largest NHS Trusts and Private Healthcare providers operating in the UK. Her research, which focused on equality of access to UK mental healthcare has been published internationally. Alongside her clinical role as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist at the Specialist Psychotherapy Service at East London Foundation Trust, Amy was the Strategic Development Lead for a global mental health organisation and later the Head of Service Design and Development for a national social care provider.
She now runs a private psychological therapies clinic and a Consultancy that supports and trains national and international healthcare providers to design effective, patient led mental and physical health services.
Amy has written and delivered international training programmes for GP's, Medical Consultants and Health and Social Care Providers. She is a regular conference speaker and is a visiting lecturer for Southampton University where she teaches the MSc and Phd Psychology students in specialist subjects including cultural adaptations to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She sits on the Steering Group for the UK Wessex Global Health Network and is a Board member of Enlight Abilities, a charity supporting people with disabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa.