Dr Anne-Marie Catterall, Clinical Psychologist working with adults and teenagers
During the pandemic I am available for telephone and Zoom sessions (and I can use other online platforms if you prefer). Please do email me with a description of the issue you are looking for support with.
Hello, my name is Anne-Marie, I'm a Clinical Psychologist specialising in helping adults and teenagers over 15 with anxiety on adapting to transitions and achieving life goals. I have over 15 years experience of working in the NHS and I offer a friendly and approachable private psychology service. My focus is on providing practical support and strategies to create positive change and enable you to live your life the way you want to.
Currently I am offering telephone appointments and online sessions via Zoom. Outside of a pandemic the majority of my appointments are home and school visits, as well as ‘walk and talk therapy’ (see my website for more information). I will be re-starting clinic appointments at my Wimbledon and Clapham Common rooms from September 2020.
I currently have some online availability 1.30-4pm on weekdays (sessions from £175) and limited evening and weekend availability (sessions from £250).
Please do email me with a outline of the issues you are looking for support with (as well as when is best for appointments and if you have health insurance). My email address is: DrACatterall@gmail.com
I am registered with:
- The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the regulatory body for Clinical Psychologists.
- The Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice (ACHIPP)
Please do see my website for more information and feel welcome to send me an email outlining the issue you wish to work on. I will email you back to let you know whether I can help or if I can recommend someone else. If we sound like we would be a good fit in terms of issues to address and the practical aspects of therapy then we can arrange an free initial telephone consultation of 15 minutes to chat and you can discuss in more detail what you are looking for and we can talk through what therapy would be like.
I accept Aviva, Bupa International, Cigna and WPA health insurance. If you are with another insurer please do contact me if your insurer is happy to cover my standard rate.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Over 15 years of experience working in the NHS
- 10 years focusing on working with adults, parents and older teens
- BSc (Hons) in Natural Sciences from the University of Durham
- PGdip in Psychology from the University of Nottingham
- MSc in Health Psychology from the University of Southampton
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hertfordshire
- Specialist post qualification CBT training
- Multi-Systemic Therapy training
- Post qualification training in cognitive assessment for children and young people
- Training in the Autism Assessment ADOS-2
- Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support (SCERTS) training through the National Autistic Society
- Specialist post qualification in Anxiety
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Initial 15 minute telephone consultation: Free
- First appointment (50-60 minutes): from £175
- Therapy sessions / follow up sessions (50 minutes): from £175
- Evening sessions after 5pm and weekend sessions (50 minutes): from £250
- School / Home visits / “walk and talk therapy” (50 minutes): from £175 plus travel time at my usual hourly rate
- Telephone / Zoom sessions (50 minutes): from £175
- Supervision for other therapists and psychologists (50 mins): from £150
Support for adults' and older teenagers’ wellbeing:
- Adjustment to the impact of life transitions: job and house moves, illness, adjustment to a family member's additional needs, antenatal and postnatal support and therapy.
- Supporting self-esteem and resilience
- Anxiety issues: generalised worries and fears, phobias, health worries, panic attacks, exam and job worries.
- Low mood as a consequence of anxiety (I am not able to provide support for significant low mood or for self-injury in my private work)
- School and work related challenges (e.g. social relationships with peers and worries, the move to GCSEs, A levels, University)
- Cognitive assessments to identify strengths and needs
Specialism in different thinking styles:
- My NHS specialism has been working with people with different thinking styles, such as autism, Aspergers, ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia.
- A different thinking style can be a big positive, but these differences can create organisational, sensory and anxiety/self esteem pressures. It can be really valuable to work through your strengths and areas where you might need more support. We would often consider where you want to focus your emotional resources and what things are difficult. I provide practical strategies to scaffold any areas that you are finding challenging.
I use a integrative approach to provide therapy focusing on managing anxiety, building self esteem and dealing with transitions and life milestones. I really enjoy working with older teenagers, millennials and parents of young children on life goals.
This is a guide to the areas I offer support with, if you or your family member have a different issue you need advice and support with, then please do email me with a brief description of the issue.