Dr. Helen Sessions - C.Psychol., Clin.Psy.D., M.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons)

Dr. Helen Sessions -  C.Psychol., Clin.Psy.D., M.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons)

Friarsgate Practice
Stockbridge Road
SO22 6EL

07734 669876

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About me

I offer a range of psychological therapies, based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT), drawing on ideas and strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and mindfulness. All interventions are collaboratively tailored to your needs, based on presenting problems and individual goals.

I am able to treat a wide range of presentations, including (but not limited to):

  • Anxiety disorders, including health anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD);
  • Mood disorders, including depression / low mood, mood swings, bipolar affective disorder (manic depression), post-natal depression;
  • Eating problems, including over- or under-eating;
  • Trauma, including single-event traumas (e.g. a car crash) or multiple traumas (e.g. childhood abuse);
  • Interpersonal issues, such as difficulties forming or maintaining relationships.

Getting started

To started, call or email me to set up an initial session when we'll talk about what you want to get out of therapy. Following that, if you'd like to continue with therapy we'll set up a second session, and will usually meet weekly for an agreed number of sessions (typically 12-24 depending on severity and complexity).

Training, qualifications & experience

• Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (2005), University of East Anglia, Norwich
• Master’s degree in Research Methods in Psychology (2000), University of Reading
• Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (1999), University of Leicester

Additional Qualifications
• Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner Training (2016 – present), South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
• Cognitive Analytic Therapy Skills Training (2015), Southern Health NHS Trust

I have worked in the NHS since 2000 with a wide range of clients of different ages with learning difficulties and / or mental health problems. I continue to work part-time as lead clinician for the psychological therapies service in an adult mental health team. I provide specialist psychological support for adults with severe, long-term difficulties and offer support, consultation, supervision and training to other clinicians. I have worked in private practice since 2011.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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Psychological assessment £150 (up to 90 mins)

Therapy sessions £90 (50 mins)

Further information

Training and supervision available on request.

Maps & Directions

Winchester, SO22 6EL

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes


Monday afternooms

Types of client