Collette Sharbel-Merven (MSc in CBT; BA (HONS) Clin Psych)
The Hale Clinic Ltd
7 Park Crescent
07444 538 853
Making the decision to attend therapy can often feel overwhelming but for most people, therapy can be an extremely positive and empowering experience engendering greater self-awareness and understanding. In your therapy, you will learn to take responsibility for improving the quality of your life: by developing and applying new, realistic skills and techniques to change the unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour maintaining your problems. My role is to guide, assist and support you through this journey.
The quality of my therapeutic relationship with clients is important as I firmly believe this to be a major contributor to the overall success of therapy and to the development of a positive therapeutic experience. An open, informal, relaxed, empathic, warm, collaborative and honest relationship, based on good rapport and trust, is an approach that has contributed to many of my clients' ongoing motivation to attend their therapy sessions and to improve the overall quality of their lives. This also allows for a safe and comfortable space to allow you to explore your thoughts, feelings and unhelpful behaviours maintaining your problems without judgement. Through the use of numerous specialist and transferable skills and knowledge, I am committed to providing an individualised, high quality therapeutic experience based on best practice and prioritisation of you and your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (Distinction)
PGDip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Adults)
Adult Protection Joint Investigator Award
Post Qualifying Award in Social Work
BA (Hons) Clinical Psychology
BSocSC (Hons) Clinical Social Work
I am a highly qualified and experienced fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist specialising in work with adults. My extensive experience of working as a Senior Social Worker and Counsellor for over 20 years, in various community and hospital settings and with various physical and mental health presentations, has contributed my holistic approach when working with individuals rather then focusing on the medical nature of the individual’s symptoms and problems.
During and following my professional training, I worked within a large NHS Staff Counselling Service as a CBT Psychotherapist where my role comprised of assessing and providing therapy to various NHS staff members exhibiting a variety of anxiety disorders, depression, work related stress and self-esteem difficulties. Thereafter, I joined and worked within a well-reputed, national and independent Cognitive Behavioural Therapy practice where I provided individual therapy to self-referring clients whom presented with a wide and diverse range of mental health problems such as Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, addictions, low self-esteem, sexual difficulties and relationship problems. Within this role, I also provided a specialist psychotherapy service to NHS staff and thus dealt with a wide range of mental and physical health concerns impacting upon their work.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a keen interest and specialist experience in working with a wide range of anxiety presentations such as Generalised Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive behaviours, Body Dysmorphia, Panic, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety and specific Phobias. In addition to this, I have achieved high success rates in my work with people suffering from anorexia and bulimia, depression, work related stress and low self-esteem.
Individual daytime therapy sessions - £86
Individual evening therapy sessions - From £96 depending on location
I operate a sliding scale of reduced fees dependent on individual financial circumstances. Please do contact me to discuss this further.
If you have private Health Insurance please contact me to discuss fees, as the rate for this differs. I am currently registered with the following major Health Insurance providers if using Health Insurance to cover the cost of your sessions:
AXA PPP, AVIVA, CIGNA, PRUHEALTH, HEALIX
The number of therapy sessions required will be determined by the type and severity of your problems and will be reviewed and mutually agreed every few sessions.
I do not have facilities to accept credit or debit cards. You will be invoiced for any missed or cancelled sessions if they are not cancelled within 48 hours.
Appointments are available from Monday-Friday 9am-8pm.
My therapy rooms are comfortable, cosy and quiet and are all within close walking distance to various mainline and tube stations.
Do contact me to discuss your specific needs and how I can help.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Semi-proficient in German|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|