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Dr Emma Gray DClinPsych, BA (Hons) Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Richmond TW9 & London SE22
0800 0029068 0800 0029068 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist available for face to face appointments in Richmond and East Dulwich as well as Telephone and Online Counselling Sessions. Should you wish to book online with myself or any of my colleagues then please go to http://booking.thebritishcbtcounsellingservice.com/ for a Live Online Diary.

I work with adults, children, families and couples and use a range
of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (including Third Wave approaches; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy {ACT}, Mindfulness and Compassionate Focused Therapy), Psychodynamic Therapy and Schema Therapy. I create an individualised treatment programme for each of my patients based on what they need and feel comfortable and taking into consideration what is proven to bring the fastest and most long lasting relief for their particular difficulty.

I have over 21 years of experience and have held senior positions in the NHS and in Private Sector organisations. I am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with The Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and as a Chartered Psychologist with The British Psychological Society (BPS).

I am experienced in helping people to resolve the majority of problems that cause emotional distress and discomfort including (but not limited to):

Services Offered

I also offer the following services:

My Philosophy

There are always options, different ways of thinking about things that bring about different outcomes and opportunities. Sometimes these alternatives are hard to see, but with consideration, support and understanding we can always find them.

My Approach

I have been involved in the field of psychology for more years than I care to mention here but as a result I am highly skilled in a wide range of different models and techniques, specialising in CBT with a particular interest in third wave approaches. I appreciate the importance of following the evidence base and keeping up to date with the most effective approaches but believe it is easy to get carried away with this and forget that there is a person sitting front in of you. So I always start with where my patient is and what they are asking for from me. My approach is straightforward, use-able and always relevant.

My Motivation

I am often the first person with whom my patients share significant and intimate thoughts and memories; I never take that privileged position for granted nor the opportunity to help someone to feel better about themselves and discover a more fulfilling life. One of my colleagues once described me as natural psychologist; I guess she was alluding to the fact that I feel at ease being a therapist, I can empathise with people’s distress and discomfort but don’t feel overwhelmed by it, I can understand their problem and know how to help, it has always just felt like what I should be doing.

A Little More About Me

I am a terrible cook and have the equivalent of a library of unfinished books by my bed. I try to make the most of what is in front of me and believe that there is always something good that can be taken from an experience.

Training, qualifications & experience

Doctor of Clinical Psychology
BA Psychology
21 years of experience in NHS & private practice

I have published peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on CBT and presented papers and training workshops at national and international conferences. I am also co-author of two books on CBT and the treatment of eating disorders.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Equine therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Fees

I offer everyone a Free of Charge Pre-Assessment Telephone Consultation

The fees below are for a 50 minute face to face, telephone or video counselling session.

Self Funded Treatment

  • Individual Therapy: £140 per session
  • Couples/Family Therapy: £150 per session
  • Online/Skype: £105 individuals / £115 couples and families.

Health Insurance

Most national and international Private Healthcare companies are accepted including (but not limited to):

  • Bupa
  • Axa
  • Cigna
  • Pru Health
  • Aviva
  • Simply Health
  • WPA
  • and more…

It may be possible to use your private health insurance to cover the cost or part of the cost of your appointments. Each healthcare provider (Bupa, Axa, Aviva, Cigna etc) have slightly different policies but most of them are happy for you to approach us directly in the first instance.

Axa require a referral from a Psychiatrist in order to access your policy and we are happy to help arrange this with you.

Bupa require a referral from your GP in order to access your policy. GP’s are often happy to provide a referral following a phone consultation instead of a traditional face to face appointment in the surgery as it is more time efficient.

With the above a quick call to your healthcare provider should allow them clarify these details.

It is worth noting that not all policies will cover the full cost of your treatment. We will advise you of the availability of healthcare appointments, and any cost implications in your initial enquiry.

Some healthcare providers have fees which are different to our self funding rates detailed above. If these are less than our own rate we have to ask that the shortfall is made up by the patient. Please just remember to tell us who your provider is as soon as possible to avoid any confusion when booking.


Further information

Recent Testimonials

“I have been having Online CBT Counselling for about 9 months and it has made such a difference. I struggled for years with an eating disorder and depression and I really feel like I’ve got my life back. The online CBT Counselling programme fitted in with the long hours I work and it actually felt more supportive that other types of counselling I have tried because I had contact with my psychologist up to 3 times a week. I am so glad that I tried this approach and would recommend it to anyone who needs help sorting out a problem”.

– Lizzie (Richmond)

“I initially only agreed to couples counselling so my wife couldn’t accuse me of not trying but I have been pleasantly surprised by how it has helped us. Our psychologist didn’t take sides, didn’t judge and was able to identify what the problem was and help us to work out a solution in a relatively short space of time. I am pleased that we did this and would definitely recommend this service to other couples who are struggling to make things work.”

– Jonathan (Marylebone)

“Feelings of anxiety will always be part of a busy lifestyle, but in my experience, having a strong CBT counsellor to help get those harsher aspects is essential. This is what I have achieved with 20 sessions and will continue to build on.”

– Rebecca (London)

“I had a course of CBT Counselling and although it didn’t provide me with the quick fix miracle solution I was hoping for, it has made my problems feel more manageable”.

– Chris (Richmond)

“CBT Counselling is hard work, but I think it is worth putting in the effort”.

– David (London)

“For the first few CBT Counselling sessions I actually felt more anxious and thought about giving up, but I’m 10 sessions in now and things are starting to shift. It’s still isn’t plan sailing but I am hopeful that if I keep at it I will get there”.

– Anna (Marylebone)

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Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Counselling available in English, Portuguese, Italian, French, Polish & Spanish

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair accessible only in East Dulwich

Availability

Appointments available throughout the week, both daytime and evenings including Saturdays. Please call or e-mail to confirm my latest availability.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I have been supervising practitioners to work therapeutically for 15 years as the clinical lead of services both in the NHS and private sector.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Dr Emma Gray DClinPsych, BA (Hons) Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr Emma Gray DClinPsych, BA (Hons) Consultant Clinical Psychologist