Dr Isabelle Micklewright, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Thrive Psychology Bucks
Are you feeling frustrated by how much your physical health condition is getting in the way of your day to day life?
Is chronic pain leaving you feeling down and making it difficult to imagine a better future for yourself?
Would you like to learn ways to live better with your physical health condition and meet other people who have a similar experience to you?
If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then please read on or click on the link to my website to find out more about me and how my workshops may be able to support you.
I am a Buckinghamshire-based Clinical Psychologist, with over 10 years' experience in the NHS, and I am developing evidence-based workshops to help people live better with their health condition. I create a space where people feel comfortable and safe and their experiences and feelings are acknowledged and validated. With this foundation I am passionate about supporting people to thrive and achieve goals in line with what matters most to them.
What psychological approaches do I use in the workshops?
I draw on understanding and techniques from the following approaches:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Compassion Focused-Therapy (CFT)
My passion lies in supporting people to build on their own strengths and develop additional tools to weather life's storms.
Where are workshops held?
Both online via Zoom and also face to face in local locations.
My work in the NHS
I have over 10 years' experience in the NHS as a Senior Clinical Psychologist, specialist experience in physical health. In 2018, whilst working at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, I was privileged to be nominated by patients for a Patient Choice Award for compassionate care.
Training, qualifications & experience
- University College London 2008-2011 Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
- University College London 2002-2005 BSc Hons Psychology
What did the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology involve?
The Doctorate in Clinical Psychology is a demanding and rigorous full-time 3 year postgraduate training programme that is funded by the NHS. It blends intensive academic teaching with several clinical placements in a range of specialist areas under supervision from experienced Clinical Psychologists. I worked in an adult mental health service, sexual health, older adult mental health which included working with people with cognitive difficulties associated with acquired brain injury or dementia, child and adolescent mental health and with adults with learning disabilities. Prior to this I worked for 2 years as an Assistant Psychologist in the NHS and 1 year as a Research Assistant before being offered a place on the course.
Why choose a Clinical Psychologist?
Clinical Psychologists are unique in that we hold a 'scientist-practitioner' approach. This means we have a grounding in understanding and applying evidence-based psychological approaches and extensive knowledge of research methods and analysis. Therefore we are able to provide group-based psychological interventions that have been shown in clinical research to be effective at addressing psychological problems.
Continuous Professional Development
It is a requirement of our profession to engage in a minimum 40 hours of CPD annually, as directed by the British Psychological Society. Workshops I attend and my own self-directed learning focuses on expanding my knowledge, skills and practice of my preferred therapeutic orientations.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am a registered provider with AXA Health, AVIVA, Aetna, Vitality Health, Cigna and WPA. I am awaiting confirmation of provider status with BUPA. I can request to be registered with an additional provider if clients have a policy with a different insurance company.
Free initial telephone session
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Payment of Workshop Fees
Course fees vary. Payment is to be made using bank transfer in UK pounds. My fees cover the cost of delivering the workshop, professional indemnity insurance, my own professional clinical supervision, my preparation time, and, where applicable, room hire and meals.
In addition to working with self-funded clients I am a registered provider with AXA, VitalityHealth, AVIVA, Aetna, Cigna, WPA and Bupa.
Please visit my website for more information.