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Dr Heather Dyson, BSc, MSc, DPsych, CPsychol

Surbiton, Surrey, KT6
01483 917000 01483 917000 07449 642 745 07449 642 745 Registered / Accredited

About me

We all experience emotional distress at some point in our lives. Sometimes these feelings of anxiety and sadness can leave us feeling isolated and overwhelmed.

At my practice in Surbiton, I am able to offer individual therapy sessions in a safe, supportive space and help you navigate these unsettling, often difficult, emotions.

As a registered member of the BPS (British Psychological Society) and HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council), I adhere to the highest ethical standards. These fundamental guidelines inform my practice every day, meaning that I provide gold-standard care and maintain strict confidentiality, without judgement.

There are many reasons why individuals choose to access therapy and it can be a daunting, sometimes painful, step. Please be assured that, with over a decade of experience, I offer an even-handed yet supportive approach in a safe, confidential setting.

If you...

  • Are feeling disconnected from yourself and those around you.
  • Are struggling to manage feelings of anxiety.
  • Are managing your distress through strategies such as self-harming behaviours.
  • Have experienced a trauma, or witnessed a traumatic event.
  • Identify with one of the following...
    • Generalised Anxiety Disorder.
    • Panic Attack.
    • Abuse.
    • Trauma.
    • Depression.
    • Anger.
    • Low self esteem.
    • Interpersonal difficulties.

I can help.

My doctoral training means that I am able to work drawing on a variety of therapeutic approaches, including, cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and existential and humanistic therapies.

Seeking help from a qualified psychologist can be a positive step forward in addressing these difficulties. As well as working in private practice, I have over ten years of experience working within the NHS and various charitable sectors.

I specialise in working with individuals who have experienced trauma resulting in enduring mental health issues, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, as well as complex interpersonal and relational difficulties.

I have experience of working with armed forces personnel (having worked for several years with Combat Stress), as well emergency service personnel. I currently work in the NHS as a Senior Chartered Counselling Psychologist, providing individual therapy, supervision, and training on trauma-informed care. 

Training, qualifications & experience


  • PTSD
  • Anxiety/Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Obsession Compulsive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Psychosis
  • Manic-Depression/Bi-polar disorder

Working with veterans and emergency service personnel has provided me with a unique insight into how individuals manage their distress.

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​If you...​

  • Are having nightmares
  • Are struggling to connect with others and feeling increasingly isolated
  • Are feeling more irritable and possibly more aggressive to those around you
  • Are using unhelpful coping strategies (drugs, alcohol, self-harming behaviours) to manage your emotions
  • Are avoiding anything which reminds you of your traumatic experience...

I can help.

Many of my clients initially stated how they didn't feel that anyone would be able to understand their experience. You may also agree with this sentiment. Whilst it's true that we can never truly know another's experience, my extensive training and years of experience will help me to connect with your subjective experience, without any assumptions or judgement.

Together, we will work on processing these experiences to decrease your levels of distress and increase your wellbeing.

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.


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Emergency Service Personnel

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy


Assessment sessions  (90mins) - £140.00

Individual sessions (50mins) - £90.00

Assessment reports - £90.00 per hour


Concessions will be offered to Trainee Psychologists (on production of evidence of enrollment on an accredited PsychD course), Veterans (on production of evidence of service number), and currently employed emergency service personnel for their individual sessions. Charges for initial assessments will not be discounted.

Trainee Psychologists - £75.00

Veterans/Emergency Service Personnel - £75.00


Your appointment will be kept solely for you. Therefore, any cancellations within 24 hours will be charged at the full rate.

Health Insurance:

I am a registered healthcare provider with:-

Aviva                                                                                                                            Cigna                                                                                                                          Vitality Health                                                                                                                      AXA PPP                                                                                                                      Aetna Global Benefits

Further information

Please note: I am unable to offer a crisis service. If you experiencing suicidal thoughts and need urgent help, please contact your GP or go to your nearest A+E for immediate help.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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


Due to the current pandemic, I am only offering online therapy.

I have availability on Mondays

Types of client



I have over ten years experience of working within clinical settings with a specialism in trauma and PTSD.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Dr Heather Dyson, BSc, MSc, DPsych, CPsychol

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