Dr Amanda Mwale DClinPsy, BSc (Hons), Clinical Psychologist

Dr Amanda Mwale DClinPsy, BSc (Hons), Clinical Psychologist

The Fulham Health Clinic
286 Munster Road
London
SW6 6BQ

0800 0029068

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The Fulham Health Clinic
286 Munster Road
London
SW6 6BQ

0800 0029068

About me

I am a Clinical Psychologist available for face to face appointments in Fulham 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 am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with The Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).

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

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Problems
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Counselling for Carers
  • Child & Teenager Counselling
  • Depression & Low Mood
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Therapy
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Problems
  • Stress

Services Offered

I also offer the following services:

  • Bereavement Counselling
  • Child Counselling
  • Expert Witness
  • Family Counselling
  • Marriage Counselling
  • Medico-Legal Assessment and Treatment
  • Specialist Eating Disorder Counselling

My Philosophy

Through the challenges of life, we have opportunities to discover new and different possibilities that lead to change and transformation.

I see talking therapy as a journey that equips individuals with protected and private space to explore their difficulties or challenges so that they can find ways to move forward. I believe that the time invested in caring for one’s mental well-being is a valuable investment in the present and the future.

My Approach

First and foremost; I believe that it is of utmost importance to develop a positive, trusting and respectful relationship with the people I work with. I have a warm interpersonal style and take a genuine interest in people’s life journey, including their hopes and concerns for the future ahead. I also believe that for some people, humour can be an important tool in their therapy.

To date, I have had experiences of working with people going through a range of challenges across the lifespan. I believe that distress occurs as an understandable reaction to overwhelming life circumstances. This distress can manifest in the form of fear, stress, panic, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, anger, alcohol problems and so on.

I am trained to a Doctoral level to help and support people using a different range of evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches. This includes Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Third Wave approaches that include Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion-Focussed Therapy as well as Systemic approaches such as Narrative Therapy. In my practice, I gravitate towards using an integrative approach that uniquely suits the person I’m working with.

I believe it is helpful to work with the goals that a person brings as well as recognising and supporting the strengths and resources that they already have.

My Motivation

I believe that every individual should have an opportunity to live a valued, fulfilling and joyful life. It is a real honour and privilege to be part of someone’s journey to improved mental wellbeing. That is why I find the work so fulfilling and rewarding.

A Little Bit About Me

I am a huge fan of drinking Earl Grey tea. For me, it’s not just a cuppa, but I treat it as a wellbeing ritual! I also enjoy eating fresh sea food and learning about different cultures and communities.

Finally, I try to live out what I say to others. I believe that you can only be a consistently good friend, student, parent, partner, therapist, colleague or leader, if you take time out to take care of yourself.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • DClinPsy, BSc (Hons)
  • Clinical Psychologist

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC

Photos & videos

  • Fulham Health Clinic

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

“My husband and I tried a number of counsellors in Fulham before we found The British CBT & Counselling Service. It was such a different experience to the ones we had had before and this time it actually seems to have worked! I would recommend that if you are struggling in your relationship you should try them”.

– Polly (Fulham)

My experience of therapy has not only been positive, but effectively lifesaving.  When I sought help, my anxiety was so bad I couldn’t sleep for more than 30 mins at a time, I had multiple panic attacks per day, and could barely leave my home.  I had also been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which interfered with my life so badly I couldn’t work, study, or have a social life.  I sought therapy through Skype, as the idea of going out to an appointment was too overwhelming.  Within 2 or 3 months, my condition had improved so much I was back at work part-time, I was controlling my panic attacks enough to have a social life, and 5 months after that went back to university.  The CBT we worked with in sessions (and the individual work I did outside of the sessions by myself) was able to cure my CFS (a controversial statement, but I can say that this no longer affects my life in any way), and get a strong handle on my anxiety, meaning the idea of any future panic attacks no longer scared me:  I had a fool-proof way of dealing with them.

I continued to have therapy more sporadically over the following 3 years, and even though I often felt strong again, this was possibly the most helpful part of my therapy.  While I was in such a good place, I was able to rationally analyse the reasoning behind my difficulties, which has helped to tackle the problems at the source.

Since this, I have turned a new corner, and am now much more self-sufficient in terms of my therapy.  When a panic attack is provoked, I am able to work through CBT myself, sometimes in my head, sometimes by taking myself away from the situation and writing it down on paper.  I have become a much stronger, more resilient person.  These are words that had you asked me 10 years ago, I never would have thought I’d use to describe myself.

– Anne (Skype)

Maps & Directions

London, SW6 6BQ

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

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

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

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