Dr Louise Tarrant, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, D.Clin.Psych, CPsychol
I am an experienced, warm and empathic Clinical Psychologist. I am skilled in supporting people, who are struggling with Chronic Pain, to move forward and to have more fulfilling lives.
With over 15 years of experience in these therapy styles, I provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I have specific skills in helping people who are overwhelmed by pain flares and who feel guilty about letting others down due to changes in their abilities with pain.
I often work with people who feel terrified that things will get worse, or who feel confused by contradicting advice on whether to rest more or to 'push through' pain.
Do you feel like you are in an exhausting fight with Chronic Pain? Are you feeling confused and struggling to live life alongside pain? Is chronic pain causing you loneliness, hopelessness and stress?
I teach pain management skills to manage these distressing symptoms so you may live your life more fully despite chronic pain, depression and anxiety. I will also provide a non-judgemental space to explore other aspects of emotions and relationships that pain may be having an impact on.
I will continue to provide online therapy into the future as this is typically preferred by those who have chronic pain. When it is safe to do so I will also return to some in-person work.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed a Masters in Applied Psychology in 2000 and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2006.
I have gained many years of experience working in a range of specialist chronic pain NHS services.
I have undertaken specific training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I am registered as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Chronic Pain and Persistent Pain management. Fibromyalgia, chronic back pain, migraine and headaches, musculoskeletal and joint pains, neurological conditions, CRPS, abdominal pain and gastroenterological conditions, and post viral fatigue.
If helpful I can offer a free 20 minute phone call so that you can decide if I am the right person to help you.
All sessions are 60 minutes long and are £90.
Should you wish to book a block of 6 sessions or more, paid in advance, a 10% reduction in fee is applied for self-funded therapy.
I can accept insurance paid therapy. Please feel free to enquire about this. I need to be made aware in advance if insurance is the intended method of payment. Insurance funded therapy fees reflect the additional administrative work required between sessions.
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