Dr Erin Ferguson MA (Hons), DClinPsych, CPsychol
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist providing psychological therapy to individuals, couples and families in Charlbury and Deddington. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and am a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society. I have worked in both NHS and private settings and am committed to offering high quality, effective and compassionate therapy.
Through studying my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Oxford I have gained experience and knowledge of a wide range of therapeutic approaches and psychological difficulties across the lifespan. My practice is primarily informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Whilst being mindful of the evidence base for effective therapeutic interventions I am also respectful that every person is an individual so I am conscious that finding the most effective way of dealing with an issue involves starting with what the person sat in front of me says they want to gain from therapy. I am very interested in 'third wave' approaches in CBT such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy.
Over 10 years experience in both NHS and private settings experience has taught me that therapy can, at times, be an emotionally challenging process however I believe strongly that therapy can provide us with a means of understanding ourselves better and enriching our lives as a result. I am strongly influenced by ideas from solution-focused therapy and subscribe to the view that we all have the ability to find solutions for the challenges that life throws at us. My job as a therapist is to help the people I work with to find those solutions, consider alternative perspectives and ultimately empower them to become their own therapist.
Common issues I work with include, but are not limited to; depression, anxiety-related conditions, OCD, panic attacks, phobias, anger issues, stress, dealing with life transitions/changes (e.g. loss and bereavement), postnatal depression, low self-esteem/self-confidence and relationship problems.
I presently run two clinics - in Charlbury and Deddington. I appreciate that making the decision to see a therapist can be potentially daunting and anxiety-provoking. For this reason I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to help determine if we are able to work together and answer any questions you might have.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Master of Arts - MA (Hons) Psychology - University of St Andrews
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - DClinPsych - University of Oxford
- Chartered Clinical Psychologist - CPsychol - British Psychological Society
I have worked with people experiencing a wide range of psychological difficulties across the lifespan in both NHS and private settings.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions cost £80 for 50 minutes and run on a weekly or fortnightly basis. I can also offer sessions via Skype or telephone.
I am registered with a number of private health insurance providers.
Please feel free to email me and we can arrange a time that is convenient to discuss your needs and determine if I can help.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My working days are Mondays-Thursdays. Please contact me for further details about the times and locations at which I am available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|