Dr Isabelle Micklewright

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Clinical Psychologist, Thrive Psychology Bucks
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Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire, HP8
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About me

Chronic pain leading you to feel depressed or anxious?

Struggling with insomnia?

Battling with Long Covid?

Frustrated by chronic fatigue and how it's getting in the way of how you want to live your life?

Brain fog leading you to forget people's names, what you've done and find it difficult to concentrate?

I am a Buckinghamshire-based HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist, with over 12 years' experience in the NHS and private practice supporting people living with physical health conditions.  I am highly skilled in evidence-based psychological approaches (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy, and mindfulness).

I create a relaxed space where you will feel comfortable and safe and your experiences and feelings will be acknowledged and validated.  I am passionate about supporting you to put you back in the driving seat of your life and achieve goals in line with what matters most to you. 

What do I offer?

I offer individual psychological assessment and therapy for adults. I am also developing group-based psycho-educational programmes to provide a space for connection and mutual understanding.

Why choose an HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist?

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) regulates practitioner psychologists.  The title of 'Clinical Psychologist' is a term protected through the HCPC: it can only be used by professionals who have completed a Postgraduate university qualification in Clinical Psychology, who can prove good character, and up to date continuing professional development.  I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist and registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC.

What psychological approaches do I use?

I draw on understanding and techniques from the following approaches:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Compassion Focused-Therapy (CFT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Health behaviour change theory

My passion lies in supporting people to build on their own strengths and develop additional tools to weather life's storms.

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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

I am a registered provider with AXA Health, AVIVA, Aetna, Vitality Health, Cigna and WPA. I can request to be registered with an additional provider if clients have a policy with a different insurance company.

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£115.00 - £190.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • BUPA

Additional information

Individual psychological assessment (up to 2 hours)


Individual therapy sessions (60 minutes)


Workshop Fees

Course fees vary.

Payment is to be made using bank transfer in UK pounds. My fees cover the cost of delivering the session, professional indemnity insurance, my own professional clinical supervision and my preparation time.

In addition to working with self-funded clients, I am a registered provider with AXA, VitalityHealth, AVIVA, Aetna, WPA and Bupa. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer sessions between 9:15am and 3pm.

Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire, HP8

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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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.

I offer appointments over telephone and Zoom. For outdoor-based sessions in nature I work with what is manageable and accessible for the client.

Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams


In person

I provide 1:1 clinical supervision for qualified psychologists in addition to reflective practice supervision for allied healthcare professionals.

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Dr Isabelle Micklewright
Dr Isabelle Micklewright