Dr Sam Spedding, Chartered Counselling Psychologist
I am a counselling psychologist working with people of all ages and backgrounds. I work collaboratively and create a safe space in which peoples' difficulties and fears can be explored non-judgementally. I have worked with people who have been diagnosed with a variety of mental illnesses including anxiety, depression and eating disorders, but I believe in focusing on a person's unique needs without making assumptions based on diagnostic labels. I pay particular attention to how peoples' difficulties impact the way they relate to others.
I am registered with and able to provide psychological therapy through the following insurance companies: Aviva, AXA PPP, PruHealth and WPA.
Enquiries are dealt with confidentially and promptly. I will aim to get back to you within 24 hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with the Healthcare Professionals Council and chartered by the British PsychologicaI Society. I am also a member of the BPS Department of Clinical Psychology's Faculty of Eating Disorders.
In addition to my private work I work in a specialist NHS eating disorders service where I treat people diagnosed with anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and in a general hospital where I provide assessment and therapy for people who have undergone major surgery and have to come to terms with major physical and psychological changes.
I have worked previously in the NHS with people diagnosed with anxiety disorders and depression and people coming to terms with bereavement. In addition, I have experience working with families, groups and with people diagnosed with learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders.
I received my doctorate in counselling psychology from the University of Surrey. I also have a postgraduate diploma in psychology from the University of East London and a master's degree in classics at the University of Cambridge.
I have done further professional training in cognitive behavioural therapy for eating disorders, psychological assessment following bariatric surgery and psychoanalytic approaches to eating disorders.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£90 - £120 depending on time and location
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available on Saturday mornings and Monday evenings High Street Kensington. Please see my website for further details.
Types of client