Dr David Chapman
Hello, I am a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist helping improve the well-being of those experiencing mental health difficulties.
I offer individual psychological therapy to adults who find themselves struggling with their mental health and believe that seeing a psychologist could be helpful. The therapy available will be adapted to your needs and goals based on the application of research evidence, theories and principles from psychology.
The most frequent models of therapy considered will include Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT).
I believe that the bond you develop with a psychologist is key to how helpful you will find sessions, so I aim to create a trustworthy, compassionate, hopeful and open environment where you will be listened to and we can work together.
I can work with people who feel distressed and unhappy and are not certain why and those experiencing more specific problems such as;
anxiety and stress, general anxiety disorder and worry, depression, panic disorder, relationship difficulties, abuse, anger management, bereavement and loss, abuse and specific phobias e.g. fear of flying
difficulties with low self-esteem, sleep, OCD, trauma, shyness and confidence
What to expect
Please contact me and we can have a brief discussion about whether arranging an assessment session could be useful. During an assessment session, we will explore what you are struggling with, explain confidentiality, see if you feel comfortable with me, decide if therapy could be helpful and for you to ask any questions.
If you wish to go ahead with therapy, typically we will arrange a set number of sessions followed by a review.
Feel free to either call me on 07421 768 278 or e-mail email@example.com if you require any further information or we can have a brief discussion about whether arranging an assessment session could be useful.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have spent six years studying psychology at university, three to obtain a BSc in Psychology and a further three to complete a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (ClinPsyD). This enabled me to register as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (License 217436).
I have spent many years working as a psychologist in the NHS and I am currently employed part time in an NHS community mental health team helping those with severe and enduring mental health difficulties.This is helping people with a very wide range of difficulties to recover
I supervise Trainee Clinical Psychologists and I am on the selection panel for the Clinical Psychology doctorate at the University of Hertfordshire.
I have experience of working with people across the age and ability range but my specialist interest is in adult mental health.
I have completed additional training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT), and Mindfulness.
I am regulated by the Health & Care Professions Council (License PYL27364) and a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and abide by their code of ethics.
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
I charge £70 for a face to face assessment session which lasts up to 90 minutes and £90 for any further face to face sessions.
Online and telephone sessions are £55 for an assessment session and £75 for any further sessions.
Fees can be paid by cash, credit/debit card or cheque. I am an approved provider for face to face sessions with Bupa, AXA PPP Healthcare, Vitality health insurance, Aviva and Simply Health.
I am available on Fridays only
I have regular supervision from a registered and experienced psychologist and I keep up to date with the latest developments in clinical psychology by regularly attending training workshops and subscribing to academic journals.This is to ensure I provide a safe and effective service.
Please also note, that unfortunately I am not able to provide a 24 hour crisis service. If you need speak to someone urgently, your best options are;
-NHS direct on 111 if you need urgent help but it is not life threatening
-999 in an emergency
-The Samaritans who provide 24 hour a day confidential emotional support on 116 123
-SANE helpline on 0300 304 7000 who offer specialist emotional support and information from 6pm to 11pm everyday of the year