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Dr Helen Childs, BPS-Chartered & HCPC Clinical Psychologist

Odiham, Hampshire, RG29 1JY
07375859529 07375859529 Registered / Accredited
Odiham, Hampshire, RG29 1JY

About me

I am an experienced Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the HCPC and British Psychological Society. In addition to my independent practice, I have worked in the NHS in a community and inpatient mental health and physical health settings for 18 years.

Perhaps you are experiencing emotional distress or seeking to change some aspect of your personal or working life? You may simply be feeling stuck and want things to be different, without knowing exactly what you wish or need to change.

I provide psychological assessment and therapy based on clinical research evidence of 'what works' and follow treatment recommendations published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). I offer a confidential and collaborative space to adults and adolescents (16 years +). Sessions can be structured around particular goals you wish to achieve or can provide a reflective space for you to explore how you are feeling at the moment.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Psychology, 2001

Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), 2008.

British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Clinical Psychologist

HCPC Practitioner Psychologist

Training in:
CBT, ACT, Schema Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy

I work with a broad range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma, adjusting to loss and life transitions, and with individuals who find it hard to build and maintain healthy relationships. I work also with adjustment to physical ill health and overcoming stress.

I work within a CBT framework but use an integrative approach, drawing upon acceptance and commitment therapy, schema-focused therapy and and cognitive-analytic therapy (CAT) in formulating psychological difficulties. I often incorporate compassion-focused and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy approaches in my work, and this can be particularly helpful for individuals seeking to develop self-confidence and reduce shame or self-criticism. I believe strongly in identifying and building on an individual’s current strengths and resources and will use solution-focused approaches, when appropriate.

More recently, I have trained in Schema therapy, which is helpful for individuals who may have been struggling with difficulties for some time, and have difficult or repeating patterns within relationships.

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.

HCPC

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

£150 90-minute initial assessment

£95 per 50 minute therapy appointment

I am registered with the major health insurers: BUPA, AXA-PPP, Cigna, WPA, PruHealth, Aviva, Allianz.

Further information

I have confidential therapy room within Odiham Health Centre. You do not need to be a patient of the practice to attend sessions. The health centre is easily accessible from Hook, Basingstoke, Fleet, Hartley Wintney and surrounding areas.

I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation to explore your difficulties. Please do contact me if you wish to discuss whether psychology sessions might be helpful.

Further information is available on my website, www.hartpsychology.co.uk

Odiham Health Centre
Deer Park View
Odiham
Hampshire
RG29 1JY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Parking available on site, including disabled parking.

Availability

Tuesdays-Thursdays 9am-3.15pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Supervision

Clinical supervision for psychologists and counsellors - I use an integrative approach in my work including CBT, ACT, compassion-focused therapy and schema therapy.

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Dr Helen Childs, BPS-Chartered & HCPC Clinical Psychologist

Dr Helen Childs, BPS-Chartered & HCPC Clinical Psychologist