Dr Isobel Scaife

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Counselling Psychologist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

As a Counselling Psychologist, registered with the HCPC, I recognise that there is not one approach to therapy that will suit everyone. Taking the first step to access therapy can be a nerve-wracking process. The most important indicator of therapeutic success is the relationship between client and therapist so do get in touch for a free consultation to see if I am the right therapist for you.

I use an integrative and person-centred approach to work alongside clients to offer a space where they can move towards a better understanding of themselves and the challenges they are facing. I have over 10 years experience working in mental health in a variety of settings. I am committed to evidence-based practice - I incorporate humanistic, CBT, psychodynamic, solution focused and cognitive analytic therapy models in my work. An integrative approach to therapy means that I can meet each client as an individual to explore what they need out of therapy.

My work emphasises the importance of the therapeutic relationship and I pride myself on offering a warm and non-judgemental space where clients feel comfortable. I am confident in my abilities to offer help and have worked with people struggling with a range of conditions including low self-esteem, anxiety, mood disorders, stress, eating disorders, personality disorders, trauma and bereavement. I have a particular interest  and expertise in working with people with self-harming behaviours.

Training, qualifications & experience

Below is a list of my clinical experience and qualifications:

- HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist

- Member of British Psychological Society

- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych) from City, University of London

- Trained in a variety of psychological and therapeutic models including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), person-centred counselling and psychodynamic approaches.

- MSc Psychology with Distinction

- Over 1000 hours of clinical practice

- Experience of working with individuals and families/systemic work.

- Experience of working across the lifespan including children and adolescents as well as older adults.

- Experience of working in multiple settings including NHS, private hospitals and third-sector.

- Experience of working therapeutically with adults and young people with autism and ADHD.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch to find out if I am the right therapist for you and I will be happy to give you more details about how we can work together to tackle your psychological difficulties.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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£100.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

The cost of a 50 minute session is £85. Assessments are charged at £110 for 1.5 hours.  Some concessions may be available, please contact me for more information or to book an initial consultation.

When I work

I currently have availability for remote sessions.

Further information

My practice is based a short drive from Calne, Chippenham and the M4 where clients can enjoy rural views and free parking.

Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Dr Isobel Scaife
Dr Isobel Scaife