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Dr Lisa Morgan, North Hertfordshire Psychology Services

Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1NB
Registered / Accredited
Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1NB

About me

JUNE 2020 - I CURRENTLY HAVE NO SPACES AVAILABLE FOR NEW CLIENTS

Why might people see a Clinical Psychologist for therapy?

  • It’s important to know that others have probably experienced something similar before – you are unique but not alone.

  • When life feels overwhelming, confusing, or you've been through tough times, it can help introduce some understanding, some structure, some hope and a way forward.

  • You don’t need to protect the Clinical Psychologist from some very difficult thoughts and feelings – they can absolutely handle it.

  • You don’t need to worry about whether the Clinical Psychologist will approve or agree with what you say, feel or think - you are not there to be judged.

  • You don’t need to worry about giving back to the Clinical Psychologist. It is a space to fully focus on you - it is not a friendship.

  • To take part in therapy sessions that are flexible. They can be based on dialogue alone if that is what you feel you need to support you. They can also be both reflective and practical, and with new approaches or strategies to try putting into practice between sessions. The approach is flexible according to need.

I am a qualified and experienced HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist, with a clinic in the heart of the town centre of beautiful Hitchin, North Hertfordshire. The NHPS clinic is a 15-minute walk from Hitchin train station, and 2 minutes walk from the nearest bus stops which serve routes to local towns including Letchworth, Stevenage, and Luton. If you are driving, Hitchin is a few miles from both the A1M and the M1, and there are a number of pay and display parking options within a few minute's walk of the clinic.

How to choose a Clinical Psychologist

Whenever I am about to meet a new client for the first time, I remind myself that the client might be experiencing a range of feelings about coming to the appointment. Positive feelings such as anticipation and hope. Or, less welcome feelings such as anxiety or embarrassment. Whatever you’re feeling before the first appointment, I realise you may be keen to know whether we will get on, and I would agree that a good connection is very important. The initial consultation session will help you decide whether we get on well enough and whether you want it to be me who helps you find your way forward.

Whomever you choose, they should be registered with the HCPC which regulates our profession. ‘Clinical Psychologist’ is a protected title, meaning only those who have completed the standardised professional Doctoral training within the NHS are allowed to use the job title. Those with the job title will be formally known as Dr.

What support can I provide?

I can support individual clients who are living with a range of psychological challenges, problems and conditions, including:
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Stress management
• Panic
• Self-esteem
• Assertiveness
• Needing redirection/ refocusing
• Lifestyle and daily routines
• Handling strong emotions
• OCD
• Phobias
• Trauma and PTSD
• Obesity
• Loss and bereavement
• Transitions/ stages of life
• Living with long-term health condition/s
• Living with acquired brain injury/ life after stroke

The above list is not exhaustive – please do contact me to see if I could support you with psychological difficulties not listed above. I do not currently offer sessions for couples or families.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed my academic studies in psychology at Goldsmith’s College, University of London, and at the University of East London. I have continuous service in the NHS since 2004 in psychology roles. I continue to work in the NHS three days per week, in a Clinical Health Psychology Service,  for which I am the Principal Clinical Psychologist. This role involves supporting people with a combination of long-term health conditions, and a range of psychological difficulties and challenging life events.

As part of my clinical role I provide regular supervision to Assistant Psychologists, Trainee Clinical Psychologists and a number of qualified Clinical Psychologists. I have provided teaching to the Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology training programme at the University of Hertfordshire. I have also been part of the selection process for the Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology training programme for the University of East London.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

HCPC

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Initial Consultation (50 minutes) plus brief letter if required £100
Psychological therapy sessions (50 minutes) £80

103c Bancroft
Hitchin
Hertfordshire
SG5 1NB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.

Wheelchair user access

Ramp available for single step entrance to the ground floor clinic. Please request in advance of appointment.

Availability

June 2020 - I currently have no spaces available for new clients. In light of Covid-19, I am currently running late evening telephone clinics on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Dr Lisa Morgan, North Hertfordshire Psychology Services

Dr Lisa Morgan, North Hertfordshire Psychology Services