Dr Charlotte Mawbey BSc (Hons)., MSc., DClinPsy., CPsychol., AFBPsS., HCPCReg.
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working both privately and in the NHS. This means that I have expertise in assessing and treating a range of psychological difficulties including depression/low mood, anxiety/generalised anxiety disorder, panic, OCD, agoraphobia, body dysmorphic disorder, PTSD and so on.
I believe that the client is the expert on themselves and the Psychologist the expert on the psychology, and that in working together, therapy can successfully assist in helping even complex and longstanding difficulties.
I provide gold standard talking therapies, that are flexibly tailored to the individual so that you can get the most out of every session. I am a trained CBT therapist and have further training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which is a specialist intervention for post traumatic stress disorder. I apply techniques also from my training in ACT, CFT and narrative therapy. I am directed by my clients - some want to dive into the past and its relation to now, and others want to focus on what is maintaining a problem and develop a "toolkit" of practical strategies to manage - this is absolutely acceptable, in either instance!
Sessions are uniquely tailored to a client's needs and can involve community visits where needed - for example, one may feel that talking endlessly about panic in a safe therapy room is enough to manage or resolve the feelings, but others may need support in situ to confront, manage and conquer panic in a more hands-on way in more natural and realistic environments. I offer a mixture of options as we progress through therapy.
No problem is too small, however it is the impact that it has that can feel unmanageable. I also believe that every therapist and therapy varies and that it's worth finding a good fit for you, even if sessions have not been helpful previously. In fact, many of my clients come to be saying "CBT hasn't worked before" but there may have been a range of factors affecting the work that they did, so please get in touch for a chat to figure out if we can tackle the issue in a different way.
I tailor therapy so that the individual gets the most out of their sessions, as one type of therapy doesn't necessarily suit everybody. I practice exclusively using evidence-based therapies that have been found, through extensive research and clinical trials, to successfully target whatever the difficulty may be. These are the gold standard frontline talking therapies that are recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). You can view the recommended guidelines for different types of difficulty here: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/conditions-and-diseases/mental-health-and-behavioural-conditions
You will also notice I do not cater for a long shopping list of difficulties and do not offer a confusing list of twenty different therapy types. This is because my training has been specialist and specific - I prefer not to "dabble" in lots of different approaches, ensuring that I deliver high quality services in the areas in which I have full competence and expertise.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Training
- Training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (BPS)
- Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
- Masters degree in Cognitive Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuropsychology (MSc)
- First Class Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, with Honours (BSc Hons)
- Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) therapist.
I have over 10 years of experience working privately and in the NHS with clients from all walks of life who are experiencing emotional and psychological changes. This work includes managing teams, supervising other Clinical Psychologists up to band 8A level.
Memberships and accreditation
- I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol) with the British Psychological Society (BPS)
- I am also a member of two BPS specialist divisions: the Division of Clinical Psychology and the Division of Neuropsychology
- I am also a registered Practitioner Psychological with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
- I am also a member of the Society of Sports Neuropsychology.
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
Please contact me in order to discuss current fees.
Please note that I am a highly trained and experienced specialist at consultant level. I do not offer concessions for my session rates.
I have taken this decision having considered several factors. Firstly, in receiving consultant-level care, you are receiving a level of quality expertise that will likely impact the number of sessions and overall level of input and costs in the long-term. Secondly, many of my clients have spent hundreds and thousands of pounds in many, many hours of therapy in the past. In my experience though, too much therapy can often be counterproductive and experience has shown me that a shorter, semi-structured, evidence-based interventions, are highly effective in treating difficulties.
I therefore usually offer 6-15 sessions (agreed at assessment) in the knowledge that this is usually an adequate amount of time to treat the difficulty effectively, and in the long run, is often more cost-effective for clients.
I specialise in the NHS as a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist and also offer neuropsychological and psychological assessment, therapy and rehabilitation for physical health and neurological conditions, including (but not limited to):
- Acquired disorders: traumatic brain injury, concussion, stroke, epilepsy, brain tumours and brain cancer, spinal cord injuries
- Neurodegenerative disorders e.g. Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis
- Memory disorders e.g. Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia
- Physical health conditions: diabetes, cardiac, pain etc.