Dr Helen Bratton
Appointments currently available by Skype or Zoom
What is a Clinical Psychologist?
Clinical Psychologists are highly trained in the use of psychological interventions across the lifespan and a variety of settings. We are able to apply psychological theory and knowledge to a wide range of difficulties and incorporate a number of therapeutic approaches to help to understand and reduce distress.
What does a Clinical Psychologist do?
Overall we aim to help people understand the difficulties they are experiencing, reduce psychological distress and increase psychological well-being. We work together with you over a number of sessions to help make sense of your experiences to enable you to make changes that can reduce your levels of distress, increase your understanding and improve your quality of life.
What kind of difficulties can a Clinical Psychologist help with?
Clinical Psychologists are trained to help with a wide range of mental illness and mental disorder; we are also able to help with problems associated with the stresses of day-to-day life or difficult circumstances. Below are just some of the difficulties we can help with:
- Depression/low mood
- Trauma – experiences of abuse
- Relationship difficulties
What will happen when I meet with a Clinical Psychologist?
We will spend some time discussing your current difficulties and what’s going on in your life just now, we will consider how your past experiences may feed into your current difficulties and develop a shared understanding and find a way forward. We will then work on building resilience and enhancing well-being to help you manage the problems you are experiencing. The number of sessions required will vary from person to person and depends on your aims and expectations.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a MA(hons) in Psychology from the University of Glasgow and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinpsychol) from the University of Edinburgh.
I am Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered and British Psychological Society (BPS) chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol).
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual therapy sessions £100
Clinical Supervision also available, please contact directly for rates.
For any further information please do email or call.