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Dr. Claire Buky-Webster DClin

London SW2 & W1D
07709 469122 07709 469122 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am now able to offer sessions via video link or telephone, please get in contact if you'd like to know more.

Welcome.

I understand that trying to find a therapist can be a daunting process, so I hope the information I’ve provided here helps to answer some of your questions. If you would like to know more please get in contact – I can discuss therapy in more detail with you; over the phone, by email or in person.

I am a Clinical Psychologist and this means that I am trained at doctoral level to deliver evidence based therapy from a wide range of therapeutic models. As a psychologist I am particularly interested in tailoring therapy to the individual, and I can select the ideas from different therapies which will be most helpful to you, providing a bespoke approach.

My training also means that I am qualified to work with lots of different presentations and difficulties. People come to therapy for many different reasons including psychological, emotional, personal and relational problems. Some people also come to therapy without any specific issues and may be more interested in exploring ideas such as identity, childhood and hopes for the future.

I am passionate about working collaboratively, that is, working together to explore and understand the reasons why individuals come to therapy. I find that working in this way provides the firm grounding in the therapeutic relationship, and allows us to start thinking about change and growth.

My Experience

I have worked in psychological services since 2005 mostly with adults but also with children, adolescents and families; offering time to think, understand and improve their wellbeing. My experience is wide ranging and has included mental health difficulties, relationship issues and supporting those with physical health problems. I also have experience in working with existential difficulties.

I have spent my career working in the NHS and local authority settings, alongside my private practice.

Which Therapies Can I Offer?

I am trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Systemic Therapy (Family Therapy), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

I am also influenced by other approaches such as Attachment Theory and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

I believe it is important to appreciate that each individual comes with unique requirements, and I am able to tailor my approach to each client, specific to their needs.

What should I expect when I contact you?

When you contact me I will aim to get back to you on the same day for a brief discussion over the phone about what you would like to work on in therapy. We will arrange a time to meet for an initial assessment.

During our first meeting we will consider if I am able to offer the support you need and whether you think we can work well together. There is no obligation to arrange any further sessions at this point. If we do decide to meet again we will then use the next sessions to plan what you want to focus on and we will start our therapeutic work.

How many sessions will I need?

It’s difficult to know exactly how many sessions each individual will have. Some people benefit from a couple of sessions, whilst others might decide to opt for longer term therapy. This is something we will discuss when we first meet.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2005-2008); University of Bournemouth
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Advice Work, with Distinction (2008-2009); Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (2011-2014); University of Southampton

I am affiliated with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Membership confirm the reliability and validity of my qualifications and my professional status, as well as my credibility as a competent and effective Clinical Psychologist.

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.

HCPC

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

The fee for individual therapy is £120 for 50 minutes, I am able to offer discounts in some instances.

Cancellation Policy

If you are able to cancel our appointment 48 hours in advance, there will be no charge.

Unfortunately if you are unable to let me know 48 hours in advance, cancelled sessions will be charged at the full price, if the session isn't filled.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Availability

Currently I have space on Saturday mornings, weekday evenings and I have some day time availability.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Families

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Dr. Claire Buky-Webster DClin

Dr. Claire Buky-Webster DClin