Dr Anna Preston BSc ClinPsychD AFBPsS
At difficult times, people can find many aspects of life a great challenge. Never more so than now. But recovery and progress is possible with the right therapy, or an integration of different therapeutic approaches to suit your specific needs. I offer a range of therapies for adults who struggle with: Anxiety disorders; Depression; Low self-esteem; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Self-harm; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Body Dysmorphic Disorder; and Body image difficulties.
In adults, I also carry out assessments of cognitive, memory and intellectual functioning.
I offer psychological consultation to organisations around psychological wellbeing for staff, and deliver sessions related to managing conflict within teams.
I also deliver a number of training packages for staff (from any discipline) to help them understand and work more effectively with, for example, people with personality disorder, bipolar affective disorder, autistic spectrum disorder and trauma and dissociation.
I am chartered with the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I am also registered as a provider with a number of health insurance companies.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Batchelor of Science (Hons) degree in Psychology (3 years). This was followed by 3 years as an Assistant Psychologist working in a range of settings with various client groups. I then completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (ClinPsychD) at the University of Surrey and subsequently worked for the NHS for 11 years.
Following qualification as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, I have worked in inpatient and outpatient mental health services, secure forensic services, learning disability and specialist personality disorder services. I am a visiting lecturer at The University of Surrey and provide expert witness services to the Family, Immigration and Criminal Courts.
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
Individual therapy sessions: £100 per (50 minute) session.
Intellectual, cognitive or memory functioning: £100 per hour plus test scoring and interpretation, and report writing.
Costs for delivery of consultation and training to organisations is dependent upon service required.