Dr. Natalie V. Bailey
Perhaps you are feeling down, hurt or anxious - maybe you are unsure about the future of a relationship, bereaved or just feel that you are not living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to provide a warm, safe and non-judgemental space to support you on your journey towards healing, self-discovery, and development.
Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in our sessions, I promote behavioural transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and years of professional experience from working in the NHS and private sector to help you to get back on track.
Quote "Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength” - Sigmund Freud
As a Psychologist of Black Caribbean ethnicity, I have a keen interest on the impact culture and racial identity has on psychological health. I am committed to the practice of equal opportunities for all and challenge all oppressive practices.
Face to face and online services available. Availability by appointment only.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a Chartered Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist, I am committed to the well-being and development of all my clients. I work with adults (including older adults), children and families. I am an integrative practitioner, drawing on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) Person-Centred and Humanistic approaches. I tailor our sessions to suit your personality and the issues which you bring.
Services I offer
The difficulties I have worked with include but are not limited to:
- Worry and anxiety (including panic attacks, phobias and obsessions/OCD)
- Depression and low mood
- Self-esteem issues
- Anger Management
- Adaptation to life events (e.g. the arrival of siblings, divorce, bereavement)
- Family/relationship issues
- Cultural issues
- Identity issues
- Pre-school problems (eg. sleeping, eating, toileting, tantrums)
- School-based difficulties (e.g. peer relationships, attendance, examination anxiety/stress)
- Parenting advice (from birth to adolescence)
- Behavioural management of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
If you are experiencing any other difficulties, I would be happy to discuss these with you to see whether I can help or give you information on where to seek appropriate assistance. Please also feel free to visit my website where you can find further services I offer relating to psychological health (e.g. training and development).
Registered / Accredited
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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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
From £80.00 to £100.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Therapy Sessions and Fees
I understand that the first session may be daunting and you may feel apprehensive. I offer a free 15 minutes telephone consultation to see how I can help you or to give you information on where to seek appropriate assistance.
I offer face to face and online sessions. Sessions last 50 minutes and take place at the same time each week. I practice in an open minded way within a goal focus approach.
Our first session will explore what has brought you to therapy and how we might work together. After our first session if you are happy to continue we'll set up a second session, and arrange to meet weekly/fortnightly.
£80-£100 for a 50-minute session.
£65 for Counselling Psychologist Trainees
Saturdays - In person or online
Tuesdays - online
I am a published author in the *International Review of Psychiatry and in the book *‘Mental Health, Mental Illness and Migration’.
Bailey, N.V & Tribe, R. (2021) Help seeking views relating to depression among older Black Caribbean adults living in the UK in D.Moussaoui, A. Ventriglio, Tribe, R. & Bhugra, D. (eds) Mental Health, Mental Illness and Migration Sinapore: Springer
Bailey, N.V & Tribe, R. (2020) A qualitative study to explore the help seeking views relating to depression among older Black Caribbean adults living in the UK. International Review of Psychiatry