Dr Luisa Fernandez-Ford
BSc (Hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol. AFBPsS
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I am Registered Clinical Psychologist with over twenty two years clinical experience within the NHS and in private practice.
I am a friendly, down to earth and compassionate therapist currently offering private clinical psychology sessions within the Herefordshire and Monmouthshire area. I have a wide range of experience, have worked across the age spectrum and with psychological and emotional distress of differing levels of severity.
I have considerable experience in providing therapeutic interventions to children, young people and adults with a broad range of difficulties; including anxiety, mood problems, depression, low self-esteem, parenting issues, attachment issues, bereavement, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (OCD) and deliberate self-harm and family difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked as a qualified clinical psychologist since 2003, within the NHS and private practice.
As a clinical psychologist, I have trained in a number of different therapies which allow me to find the right approach that will suit your needs. These include the evidence based approaches of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Brief Solution Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) informed practice.
I have also completed postdoctoral training in the assessment of autistic spectrum conditions, assessment of attachment in children and in parenting approaches and strategies.
Registered / Accredited
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British Psychological Society (BPS)
British Psychological Society
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
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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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees will be discussed with you at the outset of therapy and are dependent on intervention needed. As a guide, sessions are charged at £85 per hour for self funding clients.