Dr Ramesh Perera-Delcourt MA (Cantab), CPsychol, PGDip
0770 447 9024
I am a Clinical Psychologist (trained for 7 years in a range of therapeutic approaches) who has specialised in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT is the most evidence-based treatment of choice for problems with anxiety. I work in a national specialist centre for CBT for anxiety, and have 8 years experience with over 200 people dealing with a range of anxiety and mood-related problems. My training has given me a broad grounding in therapeutic approaches beyond CBT, so my therapeutic approach fits you, rather than fitting you in a box.
I use approaches and techniques that are known to work, intelligently adapted to suit your needs. I help people make changes in their lives, such as feeling motivated and able to enjoy work, socialising and relationships.
I have specialised in Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT). CFT will be good for you if you struggle with feelings of shame, inadequacy, self-criticism or generally just not being able to engage with life fully. Even if you have had CBT before and found that it made sense but did not always help you ‘feel’ differently (even if it helped you ‘think’ about things differently), CFT can provide the missing element to help you move forward.
I also specialise in treatment sessions of different lengths (from the standard 50 minutes up to 3 hours). Longer sessions allow you to talk, be understood and helped to move towards solutions at a faster pace. This results in needing fewer sessions overall, which can be more easily fitted around the demands of your life. Longer sessions will be good for you if you have a specific anxiety problem you want to overcome, don’t want to take time off work, and would like to see results quickly.
Whatever the session length, my approach to therapy is an active one. Like all therapists, I listen and understand in a warm, professional way. Thanks to my training and knowledge, I will also teach you new ideas, exercises and skills to help you challenge and overcome your difficulties. These can include trying out new ways of thinking, behaving, managing emotions, relating to others, and dealing with stress.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PostGraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Distinction (Royal Holloway, University of London).
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - Pass, No Corrections (University of Surrey).
- MPhil in Psychology - Pass (University of Cambridge).
I have worked as a therapist in the NHS for over 8 years. I currently work at the specialist Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma at the Maudsley. I work closely with leaders in the field, who have developed the treatment approaches themselves, so you can be confident in the fidelity of the therapy you will receive. I keep my professional knowledge up-to-date by undertaking ongoing training from CBT experts.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Generalised anxiety disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
OCD is my specialism. I have greater expertise than most therapists (due to my training and where I work) in Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Emetophobia (Specfic Phobia of Vomit). I am experienced in working with anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, low self-esteem, depersonalisation/derealisation and stress.
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An initial telephone consultation is free of charge.
£100 per therapy hour (50 minutes).
The number and frequency of sessions can be tailored to meet your means and needs. Courses of therapy typically range from 6-12 sessions.
I am recognised by most health insurance providers, apart from BUPA.
What previous clients of mine have said:
"[Therapy] was something I hadn’t done before, and I was worried and anxious about facing my trauma, having tried to bury it for so long.
Although at times I found it upsetting and uncomfortable, the benefits and feelings of achievement far outweighed the hard parts. I really feel that I have tackled my issue...
We had plenty of time in sessions to really dig deep, and it allowed me to face my issue head on, rather than it dragging out over time... [In longer sessions,] you can cover more and speed the process of healing.
Although it was intense, I never felt pressured or too overwhelmed."
Selina, 34, City worker. (PTSD)
"I used to think I should just get on with my problems, so I just wanted to say thank you for all you have done these past few months. Your kindness, patience and compassionate approach have helped me through the hardest time of my life. Thank you so much, your support has been invaluable and truly appreciated."
Charlotte, 28, Lawyer. (Depression)
"At first I wasn't sure if I needed therapy, but it has been fantastic. Ramesh was incredibly good at getting me to open up, very professional but caring too. I feel like I'm leaving with a very different outlook than when I arrived."
James, 33, Manager. (Depression and Social Anxiety)
"Felt like I was totally understood. Ramesh was very sympathetic/patient which helped a great deal."
Indira, 41, Finance Analyst. (Low Self-Esteem)
"I had heard that CBT was rigid and 'put people in boxes', but I found the help I received to be very flexible and open to engaging with whatever issues come up. I also felt safe in the environment to discuss a wide range of highly different issues."
Richard, 54, IT Consultant.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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6-8pm Fridays. (Available for supervision on Thursdays.)
Types of client
Supervision & training
As a Fully-Accredited BABCP Therapist and Chartered Clinical Psychologist, I offer high-quality CBT supervision.View supervision profile