Dr Kate Bexley

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Psychologist (DPsych, HCPC), EMDR, CBT Therapist (BABCP)
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Purley CR8 & London W6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome!

Firstly, well done. Accessing support from a stranger can be a daunting prospect. You might think you're problems are 'no big deal', but they are, and they don't need to be anymore.

I am proactive psychologist, keen to help you gain a deeper understanding of your difficulties and make actual changes to the way you think, feel and behave. 

I specialise in helping people with:

  • Low Self Esteem/ Lack of Confidence/ Imposter Syndrome
  • Depression

And Anxiety related problems, including:

  • Social anxiety- a persistent fear about social situations and being around people
  • Panic Attacks- periods of intense fear or apprehension that are of sudden onset and of variable duration from minutes to hours
  • Agoraphobia- anxiety in and avoidance of certain situations often due to crowedness or vastness.
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)- unwanted, unpleasant thoughts, images or urges that repeatedly enters a person's mind, causing anxiety and motivation to engage in a behaviour to reduce the anxiety.
  • Health anxiety- persistent worrying about your own and/or others health
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)- anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events including road accidents, violent personal assaults, such as sexual assault, mugging or robbery, prolonged sexual abuse, violence or severe neglect and military combat
  • Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)- anxiety and uncontrollable worry about a wide variety of situations associated with restlessness, trouble concentrating or sleeping
  • Specific phobias- irrational fear and avoidance of a specific object (e.g. animal) or situation (e.g. heights)
  • Relationship Issues- including romantic, family, friendships and other platonic relationships.

I am near completion of ADHD Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP) Certification and am welcome those who have either been diagnosed with ADHD, or suspect this is something that they may have. 

I also have experience in working with:

  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Binge Eating Disorder and Bulimia
  • Co-dependency
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Hoarding
  • Trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling) and Dermotilomania (compulsive skin picking)
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Domestic Violence
  • Paranoid Delusions
  • Personality Disorders

My Approach

For personal reasons and as required by the numerous psychology and therapy degrees I have completed, I have undergone extensive personal therapy myself.

I am very aware of how bad things can get when someone finally decides to seek help; the shame sometimes felt, and just how anxiety provoking it can be to open up to another person.

With that, my aim as a therapist first and foremost, is to hear you, be present, empathise, and to really listen, with compassion and without judgement. 

However, as a CBT therapist, I also aim to gently challenge unhelpful thoughts and change unhelpful behaviours where they may be negatively influencing your mood.

Training, qualifications & experience

Work Experience Overview:

2014-Present: Director/ Principal Psychologist, Counselling Psychology Online Ltd

2017-2019: Clinical Lead/Principal Supervising Clinician / Counselling Psychologist, NHS 
2016-2017: Senior High Intensity CBT Therapist/ Counselling Psychologist, NHS
2013-2014: Counselling Psychologist, Addiction and Support Service.
2010- 2016 High Intensity CBT Therapist/ Supervisor, NHS.
2008-2010: Assistant Psychologist, The Priory Hospital, Roehampton.
2008-2009: Honorary Psychotherapist, Kids Company.
2007-2008: Mental Health Support Worker, MCCH.
2006-2008: Supportive Listener, Samaritans.

Qualifications Overview:

2023: CBT-E Centre for Research on Eating Disorders at Oxford University.
2022: Internal Family Systems / Parts Work. Ongoing training /CPD
2018: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Practitioner Certification, EMDR Academy
2016: Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, City University, London.
2015: Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Anna Freud Centre
2011: Post Graduate Diploma in CBT, Royal Holloway, University of London
2010: Post Graduate Certificate in CBT (Expert Practice), Kings College, University of London
2009: Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Roehampton University, London
2008: BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Kent, Canterbury.

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Fees

£75.00 - £120.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

My usual fees are £120 per 50-minute session.

Fees reflect the level of experience and quality of the therapy received.

Please note: I do offer a limited number of low-cost spaces, however, these are currently full.

Registered provider with: Aviva, AXA-PPP, BUPA, Cigna HealthCare, Exeter Family Friendly, WPA and Vitality (Pru) Health.

Please do ask if you are registered with an alternative provider - some insurance companies require that I am approached by an individual for services before I am able to register with them.

Please note: I have a slightly different fee schedule for treatment that is funded by health insurance.  This is due to specific requirements for reports that insurance companies request.

Additional information
I am Director and Principal Psychologist of Counselling Psychology Online Ltd, a small and friendly team of Psychologists, CBT, EMDR Therapists and Counsellors.

Session rates within our team range from £75 to £120 depending on the practitioner who is delivering therapy. 

When I work

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Weekdays, weekday evenings and weekends.

Further information

I am part of a small group of qualified and experienced therapists. If for any reason I feel someone else may be better suited to meet your needs, I will happily and promptly put them you in touch with them.

Purley, United Kingdom, CR8

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Additional languages

Italian

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Skype
VSee
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

For me, good supervision means ensuring that you as a supervisee feel valued and respected, safe to express any doubts and needs.

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Dr Kate Bexley
Dr Kate Bexley