Dr Alesia Moulton-Perkins
University Of Surrey
01903 357 012 / 07903653177
I specialise in offering psychological therapy online via video call ('Skype') and am therefore not restricted to a geographical location - the world is my office!
I run a private practice from my home in Worthing, but work the rest of the week at the University of Surrey in the psychology department, training the next generation of clinical psychologists (hence the address above - please note I don't see clients there).
Please feel free to visit my website for more information about me https://onlinepsychologyandcounselling.com
There is also more information about the teaching and research I do at the University of Surrey here https://www.surrey.ac.uk/psychology/people/moultonperkins_alesia/
Who I work with
I work with adults, particularly people in the health or educational sectors who are experiencing stress at work, or struggling to maintain a balance between their personal and work lives. My clients might be ex-pats, doctors, nurses, psychologists, teachers or university lecturers/researchers – anyone who wants a safe listening space to find a solution to their emotional or work-related problems.
The type of problems I work with
I have particular expertise in working with people with anxiety and depression who also have physical health problems such as chronic pain, cardiac disease, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other long-term conditions. I also have specialist training and expertise in working with people who have neurobehavioural conditions like ADHD or Tourette’s Syndrome.
The kind of therapy I use
I use CBT to work with these issues in a very practical way, helping people to develop strategies to cope. I combine this with third wave approaches such as compassion focused therapy, mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and qualifications
I am a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC (PYL24461), and a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (203219). In addition, I am an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (100817). I have completed further specialist training in online avatar therapy with ProReal, a virtual reality platform for therapy and coaching. Currently, I am completing a general certificate in online working with the Academy for Online Counselling and Psychotherapy.
In addition to my private practice, I work at the University of Surrey on the clinical psychology doctoral training programme, where I lead on CBT. My interest in developing the skills of others began during my first career as a teacher. I worked as an English as a Foreign language teacher and then as a class teacher in primary schools. During my 10 years in education, I worked in both the UK and Spain, in private international schools and state schools.
Then in 2006, I started retraining as a clinical psychologist at the University of Surrey, gaining my doctorate in 2009, followed by a specialist diploma in CBT. My first post after qualifying was in an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies primary care mental health team where I delivered individual CBT to individuals experiencing depression and anxiety disorders such as PTSD, generalised anxiety disorder, health anxiety, OCD, specific phobias, social anxiety, low self-esteem and agoraphobia and panic disorder.
From 2010 to 2013 I worked in an NHS clinical health psychology department with patients who had chronic pain and other health difficulties, many suffering additionally from stress and depression. I also had a role in the occupational health department, working with hospital staff who had work-related stress and depression. Many had also experienced bullying or trauma at work. In 2013 I moved into a neurobehavioural service working with adults who had ADHD or Tourette’s syndrome. In 2017 I left the NHS and started my private practice, combining it with training the next generation of clinical psychologists at the University of Surrey and conducting research into online therapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
People with long term physical health difficulties
Expats struggling to adapt to their adopted country
Individual psychological therapy sessions via video call ('Skype') £90 for a 50 minute session.
Initial assessment via video call ('Skype') £135 for a 90 minute session.
Book a free 15 minute consultation on 01903 357012 or via my online booking calendar here - https://onlinepsychologyandcounsellingltd.gettimely.com/book
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Various times available. Book a free 15 minute consultation on 01903 357012 or via my online booking calendar.
Types of client
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Supervision & training
I offer CBT specialist supervision via video call to therapists seeking to gain, or maintain BABCP accreditation. .View supervision profile