Dr Lucy Furlong BSc (Hons), Psych D. CPsychol. Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Hello, I am Dr. Lucy Furlong and I’m a Charted Clinical Psychologist offering a safe, non-judgemental space where you can talk in confidence here at my clinic in Petersfield. My clinic is currently held on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
I completed my doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2006. My training included working with adults and children with a wide range of difficulties including, anxiety disorders, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, obsessive compulsive disorder and childhood difficulties. I have a particular interest in anxiety disorders and completed my doctorate research investigation into different Cognitive Models of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Since qualifying I have worked for Sussex Partnership NHS Trust in the early intervention for psychosis, rehabilitation and assertive outreach services.
I have worked within Hampshire and surrey psychology since 2011 with adults and adolescents with psychosis (e.g. voices, delusions and paranoia), mood difficulties (e.g. depression), anger, low self-esteem, anxiety disorders (e.g. panic attacks, health anxiety, social phobia, general anxiety disorder), post traumatic stress disorder (including trauma following accidents) insomnia, grief and stress.
Using an evidence-based approach I work mainly within a cognitive behavioural framework and draw on concepts from schema therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness based therapy approaches. I am able to work to flexibly and adapt this range of different therapeutic interventions to meet the particular needs of my clients.
I will work collaboratively with you to help explore how and why you struggle and enable you to understand and manage these challenges more effectively. As you learn to step back from difficulties and the distress caused you will be better able to discover new choices that can help change your life. These new perspectives will enable you to break free of repeating and unrewarding automatic behaviours and responses.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Surrey (Included professional training year at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Eating disorders Service).
- Practitioner Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsychD.), Canterbury Christ Church University
- Introduction to psychodynamic concepts, Tavistock Clinic London
- Anxiety Disorders workshop, Paul Salkovskis and David Clark
- Narrative therapy, Highbury, Michael White
- Building Resilience, Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, Christine Padesky
- CBT Master Class, Integrating Imagery into Cognitive Therapy, Dr Ann Hackmann’s Canterbury Christchurch University
- Teaching Clients to Use Mindfulness Skills BPS
- Schema Therapy for Complex Cases, Module 1, Tara Cutland and Gillian Heath
- Schema Therapy: the Model, Methods and Techniques, working with complex presentations, Arnie Reed
- Time-Limited Schema Therapy Workshop, Tara Cutland and Gill Heath
- Acceptance and commitment therapy for beginners, Russ Harris
- Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
- Chartered Clinical Psychologist (C.Psychol), British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Division of Clinical Psychology
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Road Traffic Accidents
The initial assessment usually lasts and hour and a half, subsequent sessions just under an hour. Hampshire and Surrey Psychology is a private practice but we are also committed to helping people to access the evidence-based psychological therapies recommended by NICE (the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) such as CBT and DBT. So, if you are claiming through a private healthcare provider you may need to check whether you need a referral from your GP or a psychiatrist. Normally we would be able to claim the cost of the sessions directly from the provider. We are registered with major insurance providers e.g. BUPA, AXAPPP etc.