Dr. Claire Buky-Webster DClin CPsychol
I understand that trying to find a therapist can be a daunting process, so I hope the information I’ve provided here helps to answer some of your questions. If you would like to know more please get in contact – I can discuss therapy in more detail with you; over the phone, by email or in person.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and this means that I am trained at doctoral level to deliver evidence based therapy from a wide range of therapeutic models. As a psychologist I am particularly interested in tailoring therapy to the individual, and I can select the ideas from different therapies which will be most helpful to you, providing a bespoke approach.
My training also means that I am qualified to work with lots of different presentations and difficulties. People come to therapy for many different reasons including psychological, emotional, personal and relational problems. Some people also come to therapy without any specific issues and may be more interested in exploring ideas such as identity, childhood and hopes for the future.
I am passionate about working collaboratively, that is, working together to explore and understand the reasons why individuals come to therapy. I find that working in this way provides the firm grounding in the therapeutic relationship, and allows us to start thinking about change and growth.
I have worked in psychological services since 2005 mostly with adults but also with children, adolescents and families; offering time to think, understand and improve their wellbeing. My experience is wide ranging and has included mental health difficulties, relationship issues and supporting those with physical health problems. I also have experience in working with existential difficulties.
I have spent my career working in the NHS and local authority settings, alongside my private practice.
Which Therapies Can I Offer?
I am trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Systemic Therapy (Family Therapy), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Compassionate Mind Therapy.
I am also influenced by other approaches such as Attachment Theory and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
I believe it is important to appreciate that each individual comes with unique requirements, and I am able to tailor my approach to each client, specific to their needs.
What should I expect when I contact you?
When you contact me I will aim to get back to you on the same day for a brief discussion over the phone about what you would like to work on in therapy. We will arrange a time to meet for an initial assessment.
During our first meeting we will consider if I am able to offer the support you need and whether you think we can work well together. There is no obligation to arrange any further sessions at this point. If we do decide to meet again we will then use the next sessions to plan what you want to focus on and we will start our therapeutic work.
How many sessions will I need?
It’s difficult to know exactly how many sessions each individual will have. Some people benefit from a couple of sessions, whilst others might decide to opt for longer term therapy. This is something we will discuss when we first meet.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have the following qualifications:
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2005-2008); University of Bournemouth
- Post Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Advice Work, with Distinction (2008-2009); Canterbury Christ Church University
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (2011-2014); University of Southampton
I am affiliated with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society and Division of Clinical Psychology. I am also a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science.
My memberships confirm the reliability and validity of my qualifications and my professional status, as well as my credibility as a competent and effective Clinical Psychologist.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
The fee for individual therapy is £100 for 50 minutes, I am able to offer discounts in some instances.
I currently have availability on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings at the Bussey Building, which is very close to Peckham Rye train station. Peckham Rye has transport links to Brixton, Clapham, Shoreditch, London Bridge and Victoria. Find out more here: www.thecouch.org.uk
If you are able to cancel our appointment 48 hours in advance, there will be no charge.
Unfortunately if you are unable to let me know 48 hours in advance, cancelled sessions will be charged at the full price, if the session isn't filled.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Currently I have space on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings.
Types of client