Dr. Stephanie Doig, BSC (Hons), MA, DClinPsy
85 Wimpole Street
Information for parents
Being a parent/caregiver is tough and the pressures of modern life can make the challenges all the greater. Being a parent can seem exhausting and very challenging at times, especially if your child is experiencing any particular difficulties. As parents, we are exposed to constant comparisons and it can feel hard to live up to the expectations placed on us or on our children. Sometimes we may need a bit of extra support to guide us through the parenting journey. Children may also need some individual support in order to enable them to thrive. Here are some of the areas I can help you or your child/ adolescent with:
- Parenting support and co-parenting
- Phobias including social phobia
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Low mood/depression
- Relationship difficulties
- Stress at home or at school
- Low confidence/self esteem
- Behavioural difficulties
- Developmental delays or concerns
- Feeding difficulties including picky eaters
- Support for children with concerns related to social communication or attention difficulties including Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Information for Adolescents & Young Adults
Going through adolescence and young adulthood is tough. Not only are your brains and bodies going through a whole heap of changes (as if that wasn’t enough!) it is also a time of transition into being more independent, developing a stronger sense of who you are, whilst trying to find your place in the world. Pressures on you today are ever increasing and constant with the likes of social media. This comes with its challenges and sometimes we need a bit of extra support to navigate all of this. These are some of things I can help with:
- Stress and anxiety
- Phobias, including social phobia
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Problems relating to particular life events, such as parental separation or bereavement
- Anger and aggression
- Depression and self-harm
- Dislike of appearance
- Problems with friends, family and other relationships
- Drug and alcohol issues
- Traumatic events
- Difficulties leaving home
- Difficulties coping with school, work, college or university problems, or unemployment
Training, qualifications & experience
- I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (UK).
- I specialise in working with children, young people, young adults and their families.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Newcastle University followed by a Masters at New York University and finally my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London.
- I have over 12 years' experience of working with children, young people and adults in various settings within the NHS as well as independently.
- I am a lecturer in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) at Masters level at the Tavistock and Portman.
- Therapeutic approaches I work with include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), systemic, narrative, behavioural, solution-focused and mentalization-based therapy (MBT).
- I work part time for the NHS in CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service).
I have lived, worked and travelled overseas extensively. I speak French fluently and have a working knowledge of Spanish.
- I’m a mum who is all too familiar with the challenges and complexities of family life.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Initial phone consultation is free of charge
- 90 minute assessment appointment and report £250
- Ongoing therapy sessions £140/hour
- Liaison with other professionals (such as social worker, school SENCO, teachers, GP or speech and language therapists), school meetings or school observations £140/hour.
- Payment can be made via bank transfer, cash or cheque.
- Cancellations within less than 48 hours notice are fully chargeable.
What to expect?
We would first have a brief phone consultation to understand more about your concerns and discuss what is going to be most useful for you and your family. This usually lasts 15-20 minutes and is free of charge.
If we decide to proceed we would have an assessment appointment where we would discuss in more detail what your concerns are and what you would like to be different. This usually lasts for 90 minutes. Generally the child or young person and their caregiver(s) would attend this.
Following the assessment I would recommend an intervention plan with a suggested number of sessions and we would come up with some goals to work towards. The formulation (understanding of the problem) will determine the intervention (what we will do). A range of psychological models influence my clinical practice but ultimately we will decide together which approach will fit best.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Fridays and Saturdays 9-6pm
Types of client