Dr Andrew White MSc DPscyh. AFBPsS
A chartered (BPS) and registered (HCPC) former NHS psychologist, my approach is clinically-focused with an emphasis on the development of understanding and change within a time-frame, typical interventions lasting between 8-12 sessions.
In these difficult times, remote treatment allows for flexible access to treatment. Evening appointments are available.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is an evidenced-based approach which can be used to address many common psychological problems. A collaborative and dynamic approach is developed, allowing client and therapist to tackle problems together. Homework tasks are set between sessions to encourage change, each step of the way being supported in sessions.
Access to private CBT treatment can occur via a number of routes, the most common include:
- Self-referral – simply call or email directly and set up an initial assessment appointment.
- GP referral – as a privately funded client or via private medical insurance (BUPA).
- Psychiatric referral – as a privately funded client or via a large range of private medical insurers.
Typically, an initial meeting is arranged to take the full history of the problem to facilitate the exposition of a formulation of the problem. The meeting is concluded with recommendations for the most appropriate way forward which may include a recommendation for CBT treatment or a variety of appropriate onward referral pathways.
Registered with the Information Commissioners Office, all information is treated as confidential within the parameters of the law.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a doctorate in psychology by research from City University. A chartered (BPS) and registered (HCPC) Counselling Psychologist, I have been working in private practice since 2007.
Over the years, I have enjoyed working in many settings; in the NHS as an assessing and treating psychologist in primary care, working with individuals and groups; as a salaried assessing psychologist and as the Clinical Manager for AXAPPP Healthcare.
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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Working remotely means I am very flexible and can usually accommodate most clients.