Dr Emma Stevens, DClinPsych, CPsychol
Welcome to Ashdown Psychology Services (APS), run by Dr Emma Stevens. We are an independent, private provider of psychological assessments and interventions based in the South East of England. The aim of APS is to work creatively and flexibly to meet the needs of our clients, whilst maintaining the highest of professional standards. APS offers a range of psychological services to individuals, families, communities and businesses.
What kinds of therapy do we offer?
At APS we draw on a range of different psychological models to inform our practice. Once we have a shared understanding, we consider this, alongside the individual's goals, to decide on an intervention. We draw on the NICE guidance and the wider evidence base to inform our work, but also work collaboratively with those we support in order to create a bespoke service tailored to the individual needs of the client.
Therapy sessions are held at a comfortable therapy room in Lewes.
What happens in a first session?
Therapy will always start with an assessment session. This first session is typically a 1.5 hour session. During the assessment we will discuss with you the reasons you are seeking support and what your goals are for therapy. We would hope to develop a shared understanding of the difficulties and come up with a plan together for how best to move forward. We believe that whilst we 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 and then review things after this. At this review if more sessions are required we would agree further sessions before a review, and continue in this way. At the end of the first assessment session you are under no obligation to book any ongoing sessions. If we do not feel we are the best service to meet your needs we will endeavour to signpost you to a service that may be able to help.
We offer free initial phone consultations (up to 30 minutes) if you wish to discuss things prior to arranging a first appointment. Please contact us to arrange a time for this consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and Chartered with the British Psychological Society. 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 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 Senior Clinical Psychologist with adults with Learning Disabilities.
- BSc in Psychology
- PGDip in Health Psychology
- PsychD in Clinical Psychology
- Advanced Professional Diploma in Positive Behaviour Support
- Membership of Professional Bodies
- 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)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
Assessment sessions (80 minutes) are priced at £120
Ongoing therapy sessions (50 minutes) are priced at £90
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available on Thursdays between 9 and 2 currently
Types of client