Angela Gilchrist CPsychol AFBPsS Clinical Psychologist
I am an experienced, BPS Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, working on-line and by telephone during the COVID-19 Pandemic. I have been a Psychologist for the past twenty-one years, thirteen of these post-Chartered. I have a wealth of experience having worked in health care organisations in the private and public sector both in the UK and overseas.
I see adult clients with a broad range of psychological difficulties and life issues (please see below). My particular interests are PTSD, anxiety - including generalised anxiety, panic attacks and phobias; depression and bipolar mood problems; relationship issues and work-related stress. I employ a number of different approaches in my work, including CBT, EMDR, hypnotherapy and mindfulness. I can also provide focused psychodynamic therapy and am interested in integrative approaches to clinical issues.
I am working on-line and by telephone during the COVID19 crisis. After lockdown, I will be available as usual in Sevenoaks by appointment. Please email me so that we can set up an arrangement to meet - I will get back to you within a few hours. We will use the safe space of my therapy room to discuss your concerns and ascertain whether I am able to meet your needs. There is no obligation to continue after an initial meeting if you should not wish to do so. If your questions are not answered by reading this profile, then please email me and I will do my best to help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained in a number of therapeutic modalities, including CBT, EMDR and focused psychodynamic work. I am also interested in using Integrative psychotherapeutic methods that draw on a number of approaches. I have trained in Clinical Hypnosis and use this as an adjunct to psychotherapeutic work where it seems appropriate, and if the client should want this. Mindfulness and Meditation are particular interests of mine that may be used to help support you on your healing journey.
I am an experienced trainer of Clinical Psychologists, having taught on the Doctoral Training course in Clinical Psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University (Salomons), for the past twelve years. I continue to regularly teach Clinical Psychology trainees and am an examiner on the Salomons course. I also offer supervision to Clinical Psychologists and other mental health professionals.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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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.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
Self-Referrals: Individuals £90 per one hour session. Please note that EMDR sometimes requires 90 minute sessions - these are £135. Registered with major health insurers.
I accept cash, cheque, online transfers and credit cards.