Dr Freddie Byrne - Clinical Psychologist
Do you need some support to get your life back on track? Has illness or disability taken over? Or perhaps overwhelming emotions are making it difficult to cope? My name is Dr Freddie Byrne and I'm here to help.
I am an experienced and fully registered Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in supporting people who are living with (themselves or through family members) serious illness such as stroke, dementia, cancer, diabetes or traumatic brain injury.
I am currently working with individuals and families from my consulting rooms in Guildford and West Byfleet, Surrey.
Difficulties I can help with:
I believe in working in a respectful and strength focused way, to help people to feel better and live a life that is rich and meaningful. Whilst I see everyone I work with as unique individuals and not in terms of a label or diagnosis, people often come to therapy with difficulties that are sometimes referred to in the following ways:
- Adjustment to serious illness or disabilities
- Depression, low mood or feeling sad
- Anxiety, panic, phobias or worry
- Anger or other emotional problems
- Sleeping difficulties
- Adjustment following serious illness, such as stroke or brain injury
- Relationship issues
If you are unsure if I can help, I would invite me to give me a call and talk it over on the phone. If I'm not the best person to help, I will always try and recommend the right service or professional for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a clinical psychologist, I am able to draw on a range of evidenced based psychological approaches to suit the needs of the individual, couple or family. I take a particular interest in how difficulties such as illness or disability impact on people's relationships and believe in working in a respectful and strength focused way.
The specific therapy models that I use most frequently are systemic therapy, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT).
Alongside private practice, I currently work at a University on a teaching programme for clinical psychologists. Previously I have worked in a neuro rehabilitation service for adults and young people who experienced life changing illnesses such as stroke, brain injury, Guillen-Barre syndrome, and other neurological problems. I worked with both individuals and families to support adjustment to changes in relationships and life circumstances, as well as to learn strategies to manage cognitive and emotional difficulties.
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - University of Surrey
- Post Graduate Diploma in Working systemically with individuals, families and organisations - Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust
- Post Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions - University of Birmingham
- Masters of Research in Clinical Psychology
- HCPC Registered/Accredited
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
By choosing a clinical psychologist, you are choosing to work with someone with the highest level of training in delivering talking therapies. You can therefore be assured that you are working with an experienced, supervised and fully registered professional. I also offer a free initial 30 minute consultation to explore how we might work together.
Initial consultation - I offer a free of charge 30 minute consultation. This is an opportunity to explore how we might work together and what kinds of things may be helpful.
Hourly rate: £100 – (please note with families I may recommend a longer session less frequently).
Please note that I operate a 48 hour cancellation policy otherwise full fees will apply.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can be flexible in my availability, including evening working.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|