Dr Emilie Cassell
"Emilie's professional expertise and empathy is very reassuring and we always felt our son was in safe hands. He has benefited enormously from sessions where he was given space and strategies to help him cope with distressing feelings. As a family we have also developed our communication skills with Emilie's facilitation, with positive, lasting results. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending Emilie's services - working with her has been a pleasure and positively transformational. " August 2020
Hello and welcome!
I am a clinical psychologist with over 14 years experience of working with people with emotional and/or behavioural difficulties in the NHS and private sector. Until recently I held a senior post in the NHS and ran a private practice in Surrey my spare time. I then decided to leave the NHS to set up a dedicated therapy clinic in Banstead with a colleague where I offer psychological support to children, young people, adults and families as well as consultation and training to professionals. As a clinical psychologist I am trained to work with people of all ages and abilities and with a wide variety of issues using evidence-based techniques.
In order to do this I draw on:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
Systemic Family Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
This allows me to tailor my therapeutic approach to each individual or family depending on the nature of their issues, their preferences and what is proven to work scientifically and in my experience.
My aim is always to provide and safe and confidential space in which my clients feel able to talk openly about their difficulties and consider new ways of addressing them. I also like to work collaboratively with them to find the approach that suits them best.
If you are concerned about your wellbeing or that of a loved one please feel free to contact me for an informal conversation about how I might be able to help.
Training, qualifications & experience
Prior to completing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Surrey I obtained a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Leeds. Since becoming qualified I have achieved Chartered status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and become a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I have also completed training courses on:
Solution Focused Therapy (BRIEF)
Narrative Therapy (British Psychological Society)
Systemic Therapy (Central and North West London NHS Trust)
Strengthening Families Programme (Oxford Brookes University)
Cognitive Remediation Therapy (Institute of Psychiatry)
Domestic Violence (Standing Together Against Domestic Violence)
Group Work (Connexions)
Attachment Difficulties (Post-Adoption Centre)
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Initial Telephone or Video Consultation: Free
Face to face sessions (60 mins): £100
Telephone/Skype/Zoom sessions (60 mins): £100
I am a recognised provider with all the major UK insurance companies. Please check the list of recognised professionals on your insurance company's website to find my name.
Weekday daytimes and evenings
In addition to therapy, I offer consultation, training and supervision to professionals. Please visit my website at www.surreypsych.com for more information.