Dr. David Chapman, CPsychol.
Hello, I am a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist helping improve the well-being of those experiencing mental health difficulties.
I offer individual psychological therapy to adults who find themselves struggling with their mental health and believe that seeing a psychologist could be helpful. The therapy available will be adapted to your needs and goals based on the application of research evidence, theories and principles from psychology.
The most frequent models of therapy considered will include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).
I believe that the bond you develop with a psychologist is key to how helpful you will find sessions, so I aim to create a trustworthy, compassionate, hopeful and open environment where you will be listened to and we can work together.
I can work with people who feel distressed and unhappy and are not certain why and those experiencing more specific problems such as;
anxiety and stress, general anxiety disorder and worry, depression, panic disorder, relationship difficulties, abuse, anger management, bereavement, abuse and specific phobias e.g. fear of flying
difficulties with low self-esteem, sleep, OCD, trauma, shyness and confidence
What to expect
Please contact me and we can have a brief discussion about whether arranging a 50 minute assessment session could be useful. During an assessment session, we will explore what you are struggling with, explain confidentiality, see if you feel comfortable with me, decide if therapy could be helpful and for you to ask any questions.
If you wish to go ahead with therapy, typically we will arrange a set number of sessions followed by a review.
Feel free to either call me on 07421 768 278 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you require any further information or we can have a brief discussion about whether arranging a 50 minute assessment session could be useful.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have spent six years studying psychology at university, three to obtain a BSc in Psychology and a further three to complete a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (ClinPsyD). This enabled me to register as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (License 217436).
I have spent many years working as a psychologist in the NHS and I am currently employed part time in an NHS community mental health team helping those with severe and enduring mental health difficulties. I supervise Trainee Clinical Psychologists and I am on the selection panel for the Clinical Psychology doctorate at the University of Hertfordshire. I have experience of working with people across the age and ability range but my specialist interest is in adult mental health.
I have completed additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Mindfulness.
I am regulated by the Health & Care Professions Council (License PYL27364)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I can also work with people who feel distressed and unhappy and are not certain why and those experiencing more specific problems such as;
Stress, worry, difficulties with low self-esteem, sleep, OCD, trauma, shyness and confidence
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I charge £90 per 50 minute session and fees can be paid by cash, credit/debit card or cheque. I am an approved provider with Vitality health insurance, AXA PPP Healthcare, Aviva and Simply Health.
Face to face appointments take place in very high quality therapy rooms in central London with comfortable reclining chairs. When you arrive for your appointment, I will meet you at the door and take you straight to the therapy room, so there is no waiting around in a waiting room.
I have regular supervision from a registered and experienced psychologist. This is to ensure I provide a safe and effective service.
Please also note, that unfortunately I am not able to provide a 24 hour crisis service. If you need speak to someone urgently, your best options are;
-NHS direct on 111 if you need urgent help but it is not life threatening
-999 in an emergency
-The Samaritans who provide 24 hour a day confidential emotional support on 116 123
-SANE helpline on 0300 304 7000 who offer specialist emotional support and information from 6pm to 11pm everyday of the year
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I'm available weekday daytime and evenings
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer individual clinical supervision to other psychology professionals, specifically clinical or counselling psychologists.View supervision profile