Dr Chloe Walker - Chartered Clinical Psychologist
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with 10 years' experience of working in the NHS. Over this time I've worked with individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds and a broad spectrum of psychological difficulties – from severe and complex mental health problems, to those who simply want to understand themselves better. I am aware that coming to see a therapist might feel daunting initially, so I provide a warm, empathic, non-judgemental space to help you feel at ease.
Through collaborative therapy, I aim to help people improve their psychological wellbeing, reduce distress, and to make meaningful changes in their lives. I offer both short and longer term psychological therapy for a wide range of mental health difficulties including, but not limited to:
- Anxiety (Panic Disorder, Phobias, Generalised Anxiety Disorder and worry, OCD, Health Anxiety)
- Low mood and depression
- Work or exam related stress
- Sleep problems
- Low self-esteem
- Trauma, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
- Anger Management
- Feeling 'stuck' in life, lacking purpose, or finding it difficult to adjust to major life changes
I provide an integrative approach to therapy, drawing on various different models as I believe that no one model of therapy can fit everyone all of the time. The main approach I use is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), however, I also utilise ideas from third wave approaches including Mindfulness, Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as systemic approaches. I work closely with clients to understand why they are seeking help and work with them to identify unhelpful patterns that might be contributing to their difficulties, and strategies to cope with them.
Finding the right therapist for you might seem like a daunting task, which is why I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to discuss your situation and your hopes for treatment, so we can decide whether to arrange an assessment appointment.
If you decide to start therapy we would agree on a therapy plan, including your goals, the number of sessions, and the responsibilities we have towards each other. Sessions last for 50 minutes, usually weekly.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a decades' worth of experience working across NHS and private settings. In addition to my private practice, I currently work in an early intervention team, offering individual and family therapy to people presenting with a first episode of psychosis. Prior to this, I was based in a secondary care community mental health team working with adults with a wide range of severe and enduring mental health difficulties including psychosis and personality disorder.
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) – Canterbury Christchurch University
BSc (Hons) Psychology – University of Bath
Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professional Council (Registration Number PYL32423)
Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (Membership Number 450206)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Initial 15 minute phone call - free
Psychological assessments and therapy sessions (50 minutes) - £90
My fees reflect the fact that I have attained extensive training to doctorate level. I am therefore able to utilise a number of skills and techniques outside the remit of a standard counsellor. I hold the protected title of Clinical Psychologist and am governed by the HCPC, the only legally-recognised body for counselling and psychotherapy. I hold a Chartered status with the British Psychological Society, reflecting the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise.
Please note the fee I charge to health insurers may differ to the fee I charge to private clients.
I adhere to the strict ethical guidelines proposed by the HCPC and BPS.
If you would like any further information about me or my clinic, please do get in touch. Choosing a therapist can be a really tricky decision so I am happy to help in any way that I can.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday evenings (6:30pm-9:30pm)
Types of client