Dr Jacqueline Champagne

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London SW5 & N3
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About me

Hello, it's good to meet you. I understand that looking for a therapist can feel confusing and overwhelming. I hope the information below might help to answer some of your initial questions. If you would like to know more or discuss anything in more detail, please don't hesitate to contact me. I'm always here and happy to speak over the phone, video call, email, or in person, whatever's most helpful for you.

A bit about my role and what I can offer you

To begin with, I'd like to explain a bit about my role and what I can offer you. I am a Clinical Psychologist which means I am trained to doctoral level to deliver evidence-based or research informed therapy from a variety of therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), "third-wave" CBT approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), as well as Narrative and Systemic Therapy. I also interweave psychoanalytic/psychodynamic theory to support a client's deeper knowledge and understanding of their difficulties where necessary. You can find more information about these therapies further down.

Having received extensive training in this way, I can offer or combine a range of therapies, selecting aspects of different therapy models that will be most helpful to you, and subsequently tailoring therapy to your individual needs.

Of course, there are many different reasons why people experience low mood, stress, anxiety, self-doubt and self-criticism. Starting therapy can be a courageous step towards learning about and healing from past experiences. My therapeutic approach is centred around the idea that our life experiences, cultural, diverse, and possible neurodiverse (eg., ASD, ADHD) backgrounds shape the views we hold about ourselves, others and the world around us, affecting how we think, behave and interact day-to-day. Initially, we might work together to help you make sense of your past experiences, to understand how they may have impacted you, and how they might be keeping you stuck or maintaining the current difficulties. From here, the healing process can begin, and change and new ways of coping, thinking and being can start to grow.

My intention is to create a safe space and, through building a strong therapeutic relationship, provide a platform that enables you to develop useful coping skills, and empowers you to reach your full potential whilst living a more meaningful and connected life.

My experience

I have worked across a range of psychological services since 2013 supporting adults, parents, children and adolescents to grow, by building their awareness, understanding and management of physical and mental health and wellbeing. I have worked with a range of complex and diverse client groups across mental health services in London, for example adult primary care (South London and Maudsley NHS Trust), crisis (Hounslow, West London NHS Trust) and inpatient units (Hammersmith & Fulham, West London NHS Trust), chronic pain management (Whipps Cross, Barts NHS Trust), child and adolescent primary care mental health (Westminster), community neuropsychology (Tower Hamlets, Barts NHS Trust) and adult and child primary care trauma response (Kensington & Chelsea).

I have experience working with a broad range of client difficulty, including social/relationship/relational difficulties, psychological issues including depression, anxiety, stress, anger, trauma, panic, OCD, low self-esteem, perfectionism, social anxiety, and phobias, as well as emotional difficulties, including emotion dysregulation and coping with distressing or overwhelming emotion and self-harm, and physical health issues (e.g. chronic and enduring health difficulties such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and chronic pain/Fibromyalgia). 

I am accredited by the BABCP and am registered as an HCPC practitioner. My additional BABCP accreditation ensures delivery of highly specialised CBT and third-wave approaches where needed. I currently work part-time in the NHS and part-time in private practice. 

What to expect in our therapy sessions

I aim to create a safe and confidential space, offering weekly sessions to ensure you get the most out of therapy, whilst going at your pace. The first session or two usually involve an initial assessment, allowing space for us to get to know each other, to build our awareness and understanding of your life experiences and personal difficulties, and what might be maintaining them. It can be useful to reflect together on what has brought you to therapy right now, whether you've tried anything in the past, and what has helped or not helped. 

After the assessment, together we will create a shared picture, story and understanding of how your life experiences have affected you and how they have led to your current difficulties. In this way, 'Formulation' is a particular skill of Clinical Psychologists, enabling us to make sense of your individual difficulties, identify unhelpful ways in which you have learned to cope, and ultimately tailor therapy to fit your needs.

The space can then be used however you wish, depending on your choice of therapy or combined therapies that we feel will meet your personal needs. For example, we might focus on building more useful coping skills, tools and techniques to help you break away from vicious cycles and navigate towards a more valued or meaningful life. We might reflect on any relational challenges or conflict that you encounter in the week, linking them back to our original formulation to support your knowledge and understanding of why you might interact and respond in certain ways, and how you might be able to respond more effectively.

Every few sessions, we will review how the therapy is going for you, whether you feel we are on track and targeting your needs, and whether a change of course is necessary. 

Everyone's needs are different coming into therapy. I aim to work with a person for as long as it is helpful, empowering them to leave therapy with the skills they need.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am deeply committed to working in line with these values across my private practice and NHS work, supporting adults, parents and children to navigate through the challenges and complexities of life. 

Having received extensive training across the NHS, I provide a high-quality service of talking therapy. I can offer or combine a range of therapies, depending on what you need. These range from Narrative, Systemic and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), including "third-wave" approaches such as Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance & Commitment (ACT) Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). I also interweave psychoanalytic theory to support a deeper knowledge and understanding of an individual's difficulties. See below for further information on these therapies. My additional BABCP accreditation ensures highly specialised Cognitive-Behavioural and "third-wave" treatment approaches where needed. 

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) focuses on identifying and challenging unhelpful thought/thinking patterns and behaviours or responses to challenging situations. The aim is to develop healthier and more balanced ways of thinking and being, overall improving emotional wellbeing.

Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT): A "third-wave" CBT therapy. CFT aims to help clients recognise their fears, vulnerabilities and self-critical responses to challenging situations. This therapy focuses on helping clients build a more compassionate tone of voice towards themselves, in the same way they might interact with others, as well as build self-soothing and regulation skills and techniques. Overall, CFT boosts self-esteem and emotional resilience, and improves relationships with others.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): A "third-wave" CBT therapy. ACT focuses on increasing a client's mental flexibility by offering skills and techniques that enable clients to observe and accept their thoughts and feelings, without attaching judgment, engaging in a war or battling with their experiences. ACT supports clients to unhook from or let go of thoughts and feelings, and commit to goals and actions that are in line with their personal values.

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT): A "third-wave" CBT therapy. DBT is designed to help clients manage their emotions, emotion regulation, self-destructive behaviours, or relationship issues. DBT helps clients accept themselves and their emotions as they are, while also working towards positive changes in their behaviour and life. It provides practical skills that people can use in their daily lives to manage stress, handle emotions, and improve relationships.

Narrative Therapy: This approach looks at how we tell the stories about our lives that shape our identity and how we see the world. Instead of seeing problems as a part of you, narrative therapy helps you see them as separate from you. This therapy is empowering as it highlights your strengths and the more positive aspects of your story. During therapy, you might rewrite parts of your story, focusing on your abilities, achievements, and hopes for the future.

Systemic Therapy: This approach considers problems within the context of relationships and groups, including e.g., families, carers and professionals. It helps people see how their relationships and interactions with others influence their problems and aims to improve these connections and overall well-being.

Psychodynamic Therapy: This approach focuses on uncovering unconscious patterns in thoughts, feelings and behaviours, as well as any unconscious or unresolved conflict that may be maintaining the current difficulties, particularly in your relationships with others. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BABCP
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

HCPC
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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

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Fees

£120.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

I can adjust my fees according to your insurance provider. Please do get in contact with any questions about fees & concessions. 

When I work

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I work in the NHS Monday-Wednesday 9am-5pm but am available for private appointments in the evenings and on Thursdays and Fridays in Earls Court and Finchley. 

Dr Champagne Therapy, 2-4 Kenway Road, London, SW5 0RR

Dr Champagne Therapy, Finchley Therapy Practice, 296 Nether Street, London, N3 1RJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Families

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Dr Jacqueline Champagne
Dr Jacqueline Champagne