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 appreciate that making the decision to see a therapist can be potentially daunting and anxiety-provoking. Please contact me via email and we can arrange a mutually convenient time for a brief telephone consultation to help determine if my skills match your needs.
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.
Registered / Accredited
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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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions cost £90 for one hour and run on a weekly or fortnightly basis. I can also offer sessions via Zoom, WhatsApp Video calling and Telephone.
I am registered with a number of private health insurance providers.
Please feel free to email me at Dr.Erin.Ferguson@gmail.com and we can arrange a time that is convenient to discuss your needs and determine if I can help.