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About me

I am a clinical psychologist running a private practice in St Albans.  

As an experienced and person-centred clinician, I offer assessment and therapy for a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship difficulties, and bereavement.

I also have particular expertise in the treatment of Complex Trauma (i.e. childhood sexual, physical and emotional abuse, and/or neglect) as well as a special interest in working with the emotional impact of long term physical health conditions.

As a warm and approachable clinician, I work in an integrative way drawing on a range of therapies (e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), narrative, systemic, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy) and work closely with you to establish the most appropriate approach to meet your individual needs.

I also specialise in the provision of exploratory psychodynamic psychotherapy.  For some, this approach can have a more enduring positive impact on emotional wellbeing as it aims to address the 'root causes' of difficulties which are usually linked to early childhood experiences and attachments. 

Please get in touch for a FREE 15-minute initial video consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol) registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).  In addition to my private practice, I also work as a senior clinician in an adult secondary care setting, supporting people with severe and complex mental health problems.

I have more than 15 years of experience working in the NHS. In addition, I have many years experience of working with people with severe mental health problems and I am well versed in working with complex and enduring difficulties.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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


£75.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

My clinic room is in the heart of St Albans and I am also able to some video call availability.

St. Albans

Type of session

In person
Dr Charles Heinson

Dr Charles Heinson