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Dr Emma Stevens, DClinPsych, CPsychol

Lewes, BN7
07494 638656 07494 638656 Registered / Accredited

About me

If you are struggling with anxiety, low mood or depression, or previous traumas it is likely to be having a big impact on your life. You may be finding that it is affecting your work or relationships, leaving you feeling stuck and unable to live your life to it's full potential. I specialise in supporting people who are struggling with these difficulties.

Sessions can be held in person, online or over the phone. I tend to provide shorter term work, so usually we would arrange 8-10 sessions initially before a review. If following that we feel further sessions are needed then we would continue as needed.

I use a range of different psychological models to inform my practice. I spend time with my clients to help them to identify their goals and decide on the best approach to meet these goals. I believe that a collaborative approach, taking into account of the evidence base is what underpins good therapy.

What happens in the first session?

Therapy will always start with an assessment session. This first session is an 80 minute session. During the assessment I will discuss with you the reasons you are seeking support and what your goals are for therapy.  I would hope for us to develop a shared understanding of the difficulties and come up with a plan together for how best to move forward. I believe that whilst I might hold the psychological knowledge, people are the experts on themselves and so a collaborative approach works best.

​At the end of the assessment session we would usually agree on a way of working and a number of therapy sessions. At the end of the first assessment session you are under no obligation to book any ongoing sessions. If I do not feel I am the best person to meet your needs I will endeavour to signpost you to a service that may be able to help.

​I offer free initial phone consultations (up to 15 minutes) to discuss things prior to arranging a first appointment. Please contact me to arrange a time for this consultation.

Please click here to book in your first session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and Chartered with the British Psychological Society.

​I have worked in mental health services since 2006 and qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2011. I have worked with adults, children and young people, Looked After Children and adults with Learning Disabilities. I have worked for the NHS since 2007 and currently work as a Principal Clinical Psychologist, leading a team.

I work in an integrative way, drawing on ideas from a range of psychological models including; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systemic and Psychodynamic. I have a particular interest in Attachment Theory. I am able to offer CBT and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Qualifications and Membership of Professional Bodies

  • BSc in Psychology
  • ​PGDip in Health Psychology
  • ​PsychD in Clinical Psychology
  • ​Advanced Professional Diploma in Positive Behaviour Support
  • EMDR training completed
  • EDMR for children (part 1)
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (PYL27135)
  • Chartered with the British Psychological Society (180062)
  • ​Member of the Division of Clinical Psychology (a division of the BPS)
  • ​Member of the Faculty for People with Intellectual Disabilities (a faculty of the BPS)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

HCPC

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • EMDR
  • Integrative

Fees

Therapy

Assessment sessions (80 minutes) are priced at £150

Ongoing therapy sessions (50 minutes) are priced at £100 (day) and £110 (evening)

Assessments, training and supervision are all available and are quoted for on an individual basis, depending on the work involved. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Please click here to book in your first session.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

I provide sessions on Wednesday evenings and Thursday days.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Families
Organisations

Supervision

I am able to offer clinical supervision to people providing psychological services to others.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Dr Emma Stevens, DClinPsych, CPsychol

Dr Emma Stevens, DClinPsych, CPsychol