Andrew White chartered and registered psychologist
A 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 6-12 sessions.
Many clients lead busy lives and require flexible access to treatment. So, in addition to offering evening and weekend appointments, five locations are offered: Dorking, Redill, Horsham, Guildford and Hampton Hill (Middlesex).
See www.dorkingpsychology.co.uk for all clinic locations.
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.
- Rehabilitation – referral by rehabilitation agencies following an accident or traumatic event.
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.
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Training, qualifications & experience
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.
I am currently conducting research for a PhD at City University.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Fees range between £100 -£80
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|