Hello and thank you for visiting my page. I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist working with adults and children. My clients may be experiencing difficulties ranging from the ups and downs of life, to significant anxiety, depression or trauma.
A Clinical Psychologist is a mental health professional who is interested in each person’s unique story to help understand what has contributed to the current situation and how to help. You’ll be asked about what has happened in your life, the impact of these events, and about your strengths. Therapy sessions are tailored to your goals using one or more of the following approaches. All of the therapies I use are based on a strong evidence base of research and are time limited, typically 6 – 18 sessions.
For Post Traumatic Stress symptoms such as nightmares, flashbacks and avoidance, I offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy. EMDR helps to process memories and the feelings attached to them into a more manageable form. It can be used for a range of situations including car accidents, bullying, childhood events and complicated bereavements.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a practical approach to change for common concerns such as anxiety, panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive problems and depression. I often find it helpful to combine CBT with ideas from self-compassion and mindfulness especially for people who are self-critical or troubled by overwhelming thoughts and worries.
These are useful strategies to learn to maintain good mental health, similar to doing exercise to improve and maintain our physical health.
I offer assessments of possible Dyslexia and Autism Spectrum Conditions for children and adults.
Therapy sessions are £90 for 50 minutes for people who fund themselves. EMDR sessions are £120 for 70 minutes. I am registered with all major private healthcare providers who will pay or contribute, including Bupa, AXA, Aviva, Cigna and Vitality. Rates are pre-agreed with each insurer.
Assessments usually take place in Southville on Tuesdays. Therapy sessions are held in Clifton Village Wednesday to Friday.
Please see my website for more details: www.skcpsychology.com. You are welcome to email or call to check availability
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