Malena Hallahan CPsychol, PgDip, MSc, BScHons.
3 The Ropewalk
A psychologist understands that the difficulties you experience are real and will take it very seriously. The role of the psychologist is to help you develop new ways of dealing with your problems so that you can enjoy a good quality of life.
Research suggest that psychological therapy can immensely enhance people's quality of life by changing your relationship to your thoughts and feelings dramatically that can be a positive life changing experience.
Individual, couples or group sessions can be arranged to suit your needs.
The sessions usually involve exploring how you think and feel about your problems, learning new ways to respond, developing new ways of managing and changing old habits, helping you to adjust to changing circumstances, discussing the effects of stress and how it can be managed, developing strategies to use when feeling low or anxious, helping you to achieve your own manageable goals and the things you value in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with the HCPC and Chartered by the British Psychological Society and have worked with the NHS since 2000 as a Psychologist.
Drawing upon years of experience working in an NHS setting as well as in private practice I deliver evidence based, cutting edge psychological treatment such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)-Mindfulness based therapy.
I have extensive experience working within multidisciplinary teams in various settings such as adult mental health and Physical Health settings. I am a highly specialist psychologist within the field of Physical Health Psychology including working with problems such as Chronic pain as well as genetic disorders.
In private practice, I specialise in treatment of depression, stress and anxiety related conditions, obsessive behaviours, phobias and addictions problems (such as drug related, alcohol, gambling, sex addiction and food addictions).
I also treat individuals with anxiety and depressive disorders.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Family/systemic therapy
- Group therapy
Assessment is £110. Follow up sessions £90. The initial assessment and follow up sessions/ therapy sessions are one hour long.
Fees include all handouts and "homework" material. No commitment is necessary after assessment.
Intensity and frequency is tailored to each individual case in order to maximise efficiency and offer best possible rate based on the clients' individual needs.
If you have been referred to me or if you are self-referring the first step would be for you to arrange to meet for an initial face to face consultation. You can do this very easily by sending me an email. I will then contact you as soon as possible and we can arrange to meet for an individual face to face consultation at a time that is suitable for us.
Please contact me for a no-obligation consultation to discuss how my services might best meet your needs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Swedish and German|
Week days, evenings and limited weekend sessions.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|