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About me

14/9/2021

I'm sorry but my practice is currently full with a closed waiting list so I am unable to take any new enquiries. 

My training and experience

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, which means I trained to doctorate level within the NHS to work with people of all ages and with all psychological issues, from mild to severe and complex. I am trained in several evidence-based models, including CBT and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I qualified in 2006.​

During my time in the NHS I held a senior post that included managing and training others, collaborating in research, and holding a large caseload of therapeutic work. The clients I worked with  usually had complex and long-standing psychological issues. I bring these skills to my work now, where I use a combination of models. I left the NHS in 2016 to take up an academic post and focus more on my private work. I now have my own practice in Tooting.

I also hold a part-time academic post at The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, where I work as an Associate Clinical Tutor on a Masters programme offered by University College London.​

What I can help with

People come with different problems, but these are a few examples:​

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for depression or anxiety
  • Low confidence or self esteem
  • Bereavement
  • Trauma
  • Longer term or exploratory work because of deeper or longstanding issues, for example in sustaining relationships or controlling emotions
  • Some people come because they want some help in understanding themselves and moving forward​

Whatever the issue, I will work with you to identify what the concerns are, what you want to get from therapy and what steps we need to take to do this. Sometimes this is a short course of CBT, sometimes it will be a longer more exploratory therapy. During our first meeting we can decide together what type of therapy will suit you best.

My approach

As your therapist I will take a calm and non-judgemental approach, helping you to consider how your concerns may have started and what seems to be preventing you from moving forward. As we progress I will gently challenge you, encouraging you to see things from different perspectives and learn new skills that will enable you to move forward in life. Therapy can be interesting and rewarding but it can also be challenging or painful. I will pay close attention to how you are finding the process and will adjust the pace and depth to suit your needs.

Please see below for more details of my training and qualifications. Please also click through to my own website or get in touch if you have any questions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, 2006, University of East London
  • MSc in Systemic Psychotherapy, 2014, Kings College London
  • MSc in Philosophy and Ethics of Mental Health, 2000, University of Warwick
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology, 1999, University of York
  • I am registered with the BPS (Membership no. 456123) and HCPC (Registration no. PYL17582).

I am trained in a number of models, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systemic Psychotherapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (please see my website for descriptions of these therapies). I use elements of each of these models in my work, adapting the therapy to the client’s needs. I work with adults.

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.

BPS

British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

Fees

£80.00 per session

Additional information

Fees:


Assessment session (75 mins) £120

Ongoing sessions (50 mins) £80




Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Daytime and evening on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Further information

My practice is based in Tooting, SW17. It is a short walk from Tooting Broadway tube station and close to several bus routes. Tooting overground is also nearby. Parking is metered on the street outside but I can direct you to free parking in nearby streets. There is a bike stand outside.

I am a registered health provider for Bupa, Cigna, Vitality, WPA, Aviva and AXA PPP.

London
SW17

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Dr Debbie Stuart

Dr Debbie Stuart