Dr. Emily Callan, Clinical Psychologist & Neuropsychologist
I am a Chartered Psychologist and Chartered Scientist with the British Psychological Society (BPS), an Associate Fellow of the BPS and a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (HCPC). I'm a clinical psychologist working in the NHS specialising in adult neuropsychological rehabilitation. I also have extensive experience working as a senior psychologist within adult mental health services, specialising in the treatment of anxiety, depression and PTSD.
As a neuropsychologist, I am trained to provide specialist neuropsychological assessment and testing within the context of neurological illness and injury ( e.g. brain injury, stroke or any illness which has effected the brain). I also work with clients post injury/ illness using therapy to support neuro-rehabilitation. This might include developing strategies to support changes in cognitive and emotional functioning, or may be supporting with psychological adjustment following illness and injury. I also offer support to families and carers of those effected by neurological illness/ injury.
Choosing to come to therapy can be a difficult and worrying decision. Please do contact me with any questions you may have and I will be happy to speak with you about how we might work together.
During our first appointment, we will have opportunity to talk about what it is that is you would like support with. We can then decide together if on-going work would be helpful. There is no obligation to continue with sessions following our first meeting.
I offer a comfortable and confidential consulting room, with free parking available on site. I work within the strict professional and ethical guidelines of both the HCPC and BPS and receive regular clinical supervision from a Senior Consultant Clinical Psychologist, ensuring you receive the highest standard of psychological care.
As a clinical psychologist, I am trained to a high standard of expertise in a range of therapeutic models. I am happy to discuss with you any presenting difficulties you may be experiencing.In therapy, we will utilise a person centred approach, integrating a number of psychological approaches appropriate to your needs. Clinically, I draw on a theoretical background of:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) (Compassionate Mind Foundation Accredited) Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Skills (DBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDRworks Accredited) Neuropsychological Assessment, Formulation and Intervention Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
As part of our consultation, we will think about how to use these models to best help address the difficulties you are facing.
Please do contact me by text/ email if you would like to arrange an initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
-BA (Hons) Combined Honours (Psychology)
-Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
-Postdoctoral Diploma in Adult Clinical Neuropsychology
-Diploma in Neurology
-Post Doctoral Certificate in Clinical Neuropsychology Practice (ongoing in preparation for Specialist Register in Neuropsychology Registration)
Additional Clinical Training Completed:
- (Accredited) EMDR trained
- (Accredited) CBT for trauma PTSD
- (Accredited) Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders trained
- (Accredited) Dialectical Behavioural Therapy skills trained
Additional Non-Clinical Training
- Advanced NHS training in Mental Capacity Act
- NHS training in Adult and Child Safeguarding
- (Accredited) British Psychological Society Supervisor Training
-Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (CPsychol)
-Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)
-Chartered Scientist (CSci)
-Member Of BPS Division of Neuropsychology (DoN)
I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) in the United Kingdom. This is a non-departmental public body which reports directly to Parliament. It is the independent regulatory office (national data protection authority) dealing with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation, the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 across the UK; and the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and, to a limited extent, in Scotland.
I am experienced in working psychologically using evidence based therapy interventions recommended by UK clinical guidelines. I have extensive clinical experience working with a broad range of clinical presentations. My clinical specialisms include anxiety, trauma, PTSD, health psychology and specialist neuropsychology for adults (16+).
As well as my regular clinical supervision, I also receive regular specialist and accredited supervision for EMDR, DBT and specialist Neuropsychology ensuring you receive the highest quality of psychological care throughout your therapy journey.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Traumatic or complicated bereavement
- Support for those effected by suicide
- Medically unexplained symptoms (Functional symptoms)
- Dermatitis Artefacta
- Non-epileptic seizures
- Health Anxiety
- Chronic pain/ fatigue
- Fabricated and Induced illness
- Cognitive/ Neuropsychological assessment
- Post ABI
- Post TBI
- Neuropsychological rehabilitation post brain injury
- Specialist trauma
- Historical abuse
- Childhood abuse
- Adult survivors of abuse :
- sexual and violent assault
- Physical abuse
- emotional abuse and neglect
- childhood sexual abuse
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Fees are compatible with other psychologists working within the county.
Individual therapy for self funding clients: £90 per session (55 mins)
Couples Counselling for self funding clients: £110 per session (55 minutes)
Clinical supervision: £60 (1 hour)/ £80 (90 minutes)
*** INSURANCE COMPANIES AND COMPANIES ACTING ON BEHALF OF REFERRERS***
Please note that quotes per hour for specialist neuropsychological assessment will include time for scoring and report writing. Regrettably, I do not accept referrals for neuropsychology assessment unless report writing is included.
Clients wishing to fund sessions through their health insurer, please ensure this has been agreed prior to therapy starting. Insurance companies will be invoiced accordingly.
Please make yourself aware if you are required by your insurer to pay an excess on your policy. This is payable at the first session
I am currently registered with: AXA PPP, AVIVA, Pru Healthcare, WPA, Cigna Healthcare and Vitality
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
First floor consulting room. Unfortunately there is no disabled access
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have completed BPS accredited supervisor training at the University of Hertfordshire and provide clinical supervision to clinical psychology doctorate trainees, assistant psychologists, psychology students (undergraduate and post graduate), counsellors, trainee counsellors & speciality doctors (psychiatry).