Stella Compton Dickinson
1-7 Harley Street
07966 528298 / 08458323774
I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist offering brief and longer term counselling and psychotherapy for a whole range of psychological problems such as anger management, addictions, bereavement, anxiety and depression. I specialize in time-limited cognitive analytic therapy with a developing evidence base of clinical effectiveness.
With over fifteen years of continuous professional development I have developed an integrative approach which can be tailored to individual needs, providing cognitive behavioural, creative arts therapies and longer-term psychodynamic therapy as required.
With extensive knowledge and experience from which to draw, I am trained to assess and advise individuals on the most suitable course of treatment for their problems. Professionals working in medicine,science, law and media as well as Mums, Dads and troubled adolescents and people suffering with eating disorders have all benefited from courses of therapy. I also provide training therapies for psychologist trainees, psychotherapists, doctors and nurses.
I have recently retired from my post as a clinical research lead in which my main role was to develop the evidence base and the skills of my team. i continue my registration with the health care professions council (HCPC).
My private practise clinics are held at the McNiell Partnership Clinic in Muswell Hill, North London; and at the Munro Centre, Guy's hospital, London Bridge.
I see people who self-refer and also through private health insurance.
i also take referrals and work closely with several consultants who specialise in the psychological care of people who have undergone cancer treatment,also those ho are suffering with profound anxiety and/or depression.
I am an approved BUPA Provider,also registered with other leading healthcare insurance companies. I also receive referrals through the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine( BAPAM) Specialising in helping people who suffer various forms of performance anxiety or depression.
If you have an arts based background or a creative desire that you have never had a chance to safely express without feeling fearful, judged or exposed, the non-verbal forms of artistic or musical expression may be included within your CAT therapy at your choice. For example:
If you find it difficult to put your thoughts and feelings into words.
If you feel numb and cannot easily access your feeling.
Choosing the right Therapist is important and is vital to a satisfactory outcome.
Your therapy session is time for you to share what you feel safe enough to confide. I recommend an initial consultation with no further obligation unless this feels like the right path for you to stake.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Registered, Accredited by the Standards of Health and Social Care.
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
ACAT Accredited Practitioner.Trained at St Thomas' Hospital.
Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists NO606329
Healthcare Professions (HCPC) registered Music Therapist.
Approved BUPA Provider and with all Health Insurance Companies.(excluding AXA PPP)
BAPAM Approved Provider to treat Performing Artists.
MSc Mental Health Studies, Guys and St Thomas' Medical School. Kings College London.
I have recently completed twenty years of continuous NHS service as Clinician, Head of Arts Therapies and Clinical Research Lead.I can now focus wholly on my private clinical practice, which has been established over seven years. Recently Awarded the title of Honorary Fellow of The Institute of Mental Health Nottingham and Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, I am currently completing PhD studies on anan NHS clinically basedResearch project. I studied through Guys' and St Thomas' School, Kings College London,at the Institute of Psychiatry and Anglia Ruskin University.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Dependent personality disorder
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Can help with spiritual dilemmas and crises within the psychotherapeutic context.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Humanistic therapies
I have a sliding scale of payments depending on circumstances. The standard fee is £95 if gross income is over £40,000 but this is negotiable at the initial consultation. If you are unemployed or an under-graduate student the minimum payment is £65. You may only need a short course of treatment, so you can plan your budget in advance.
You are paying a fee in order to get to grips with your own specific issues. Yet anyone might need reassurance that the person you choose to consult is robust, astute, has integrity and that none of the personal circumstances brought to therapy are either insurmountable or insignificant.
I am the clinical director of CWH Psychological services. We offer a compassionate, efficient, professional service based in North and central London as well as psychiatric assessment if required. In this way we achieve joined up treatment to help you to recover relatively swiftly. We liaise with your GP on your behalf as required.
We are a select group of highly skilled clinicians who collaborate to bring you a broad range of cognitive and analytic psychotherapy choices from our private and NHS experience covering everything from Transpersonal Psychotherapy in Wood Green to Cognitive Analytic Therapy or Music Therapy at both North and south London clinics.
We provide a range of therapies for a whole range of conditions: Relationship problems; bereavement, substance and alcohol dependency; public performance anxieties, depression and anxiety.
We are aware of the cost involved in therapy and we plan and provide less expensive and effective group-work programmes from time to time, as well as couples therapy. We have the resources, knowledge, skills and experience to advise on the best course of treatment for you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays, afternoon and evening except wednesday evening. North, Central and South London clinics
Supervision & training
I am an ACAT accredited clinical supervisor with many years of experience in NHS forensic, in-patient and community based services.View supervision profile