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About me

I'm an HCPC registered and BPS Chartered Clinical Psychology working in private practice in Darlington, County Durham. I offer psychological assessment and therapy to adults with a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety or worry, eating disorders, chronic pain and adjustment to illness or disability.

Training, qualifications & experience

Academic Qualifications

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - Lancaster University - 2012

Postgraduate Certificate in Psychological Research Methods - Open University - 2007

Diploma in Psychology (Conversion for Graduates) - Open University - 2006

Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Care

Mental Health Practice - University of Central Lancashire - 2004

BA Psychology - University of British Columbia, Canada - 2001

Therapy Qualifications

Motivational Interviewing Training - 2014

Foundational Training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy - 2012

Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy - 2012

Cognitive-Analytic Therapy Skills Training - 2009

Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - 2005

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.


British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness

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Please contact me for prices.

Further information

I know that it can be difficult and a bit confusing trying to find the right therapist so I am happy to have a free telephone consultation to help you decide if I might be the right person to meet your psychological needs.

The Business Centre
1 Blackwell Lane

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Wednesday evenings

Dr. Carey Viala, CPsychol, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Carey Viala, CPsychol, Clinical Psychologist