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

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Additional information

Please contact me for prices.


Wednesday evenings

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
Dr Carey Viala

Dr Carey Viala