Emma Offord, Clinical Psychologist, DClinPsy
My name is Emma Offord. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).
If you are experiencing problems or you would like to explore what is most meaningful to you in your life, I may be able to help. I have knowledge and experience in offering therapeutic support across a range of psychological difficulties, such as anxiety, low mood, loss, anger, stress, pain, life transition and adjustment, negative body image, relationship difficulties and self-criticism. I am able to offer one off assessment and consultation appointments, short-term therapy and long-term therapy dependant on the presenting problem and your goals. I also welcome requests for a positive psychology approach, where individuals want to understand what is important and meaningful to them in their life in order to maintain and extend this self-understanding to others aspects of their lives.
Acute and chronic health conditions
I have a special interest and expertise in the psychological impact of acute and chronic health conditions. I have worked extensively with individuals who have been affected by a health condition or chronic pain as well as working with the significant challenges experienced by family members. I have worked in a variety of medical hospitals and have gained experience in the specialist areas of respiratory disease (including COPD, cystic fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension), organ transplantation, chronic pain, diabetes, medically unexplained symptoms, epilepsy, oncology and craniofacial conditions. I may be able to help you explore how to live alongside your health condition with the hope that your overall quality of life would improve.
I draw upon the ideas of a variety of evidence-based therapeutic models including Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness techniques. I have a flexible approach and tailor therapy to your individual needs. I always aim to work collaboratively so that you have an understanding of what the aims of therapy are and how you are progressing.
I am able to provide bespoke training and group workshops on a variety of psychological topics. For example, mindfulness skills, coping with illness and management of chronic pain. Please contact me to discuss your specific needs and requirements.
I can offer regular supervision to a range of therapists. Supervision is an essential process to any professional offering therapeutic services to ensure good quality services, safe practice and skills development. Supervision can be provided on a group or individual basis and also by telephone.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Education
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) 2007-2012, University College London (UCL)
Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) in Psychology 2001-2004, University of Leeds
Masters (MA) in Organisational Analysis and Behaviour, Lancaster University, 1998-1999
Bachelor (BA Hons) in Business Studies 1994-1998, University of Central England
I have additional training in Narrative Therapy, EMDR, Cognitive Analytical Therapy and Mindfulness.
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.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Chronic Pain
- Medically Unexplained Symptoms
- Chronic Health Conditions
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Heart and Lung Transplantation
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Non-epileptic Seizures
- Gynaecological Cancer
I offer a brief free telephone consultation for individuals interested in working with me.
Please email me to discuss my fees.
I charge more for couple and family work as it can be useful to have longer appointments.
I am registered with most major health insurance companies. If your treatment is covered by health insurance, it is possible to claim for the cost of therapy through them.