Dr Eleanor Sorrell, Chartered Psychologist
I am a Clinical Psychologist, and have worked in the NHS for more than ten years. Clinical Psychologists are trained in a range of different therapies, which enables us to choose the right approach for each client we work with. We meet with clients to develop a good understanding of what they are currently struggling with and tailor the therapeutic approach offered according to each individual’s needs. I strongly believe that it is essential to develop a good therapeutic relationship with clients, so that we can create a safe space from which to explore difficulties.
I see young adults and adults with a range of psychological difficulties including low mood, anxiety (including OCD and phobias), disordered eating, difficulties with adjusting to major life transitions such as becoming a parent, and to those with a history of trauma. I also work with people encountering relationship problems, having difficulty managing work stress, problematic drinking and problems sleeping.
I know that finding the right person to see for therapy may seem difficult. If you’d like any further information about me or engaging in therapy, please contact me by either telephone or e-mail. There is also a lot of information about me and frequently asked questions about therapy on my website.
What to expect when you contact me?
I aim to respond to voicemails and e-mails within 24 hours. We will have an initial free telephone consultation, where I will ask you about what you are looking for help with and arrange an initial assessment appointment. During this appointment (which lasts for between 60 and 90 minutes), we will talk about your current situation, and aspects of your history, to develop a plan for therapy. If you decide that you would like to work with me, we will arrange a series of appointments.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I am a Chartered Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
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 offer a free initial telephone consultation to decide whether a face to face meeting would be beneficial. Fees are as follows:
Initial assessment session (60 - 90 minutes) £100 - £150
Therapy session (60 minutes) £80
I am registered with BUPA, AVIVA and AXA PPP.
Please see my website for further information, including details of specialist assessments that are available.