Malena Hallahan CPsychol PgDip MSc BSc (Hons)
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with over 15 years of experience post qualifications. I work in Nottingham; West Bridgford, Southwell and Mansfield. My areas of expertise include: dealing with stress, work-related stress, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Social anxiety, GAD, phobias, depression, managing physical health conditions including Chronic Pain, addictions problems (such as alcoholism, gambling, sex problems, compulsive shopping and internet addictions) and dealing with various relationship issues.
I am a registered health provider with the majority of the main insurance health companies such as Bupa, AXA ppp, Cigna, WPA, Vitality Health and Allianz.
I use a wide range of therapeutic modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive and Behavioural therapy (CBT) in addition to Compassion Focused therapy (SFT) and Mindfulness.
Individual, couples or group sessions can be arranged to suit your needs.
The sessions usually involve exploring how you think and feel about your problems, learning new ways to respond, developing new ways of managing and changing old habits, helping you to adjust to changing circumstances, discussing the effects of stress and how it can be managed, developing strategies to use when feeling low or anxious, helping you to achieve your own manageable goals and the things you value in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
PgDip Counselling Psychology
MSc Counselling Psychology
BSc Hons Psychology
I am registered with the HCPC and Chartered by the British Psychological Society and have worked with the NHS since 2000 as a Psychologist.
Drawing upon years of experience working in an NHS setting as well as in private practice I deliver evidence based, cutting edge psychological treatment such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Mindfulness.
I am also a highly specialist psychologist within the field of Physical Health Psychology including working with problems such as Chronic pain as well as genetic disorders.
In private practice I have extensive experience working and treating individuals who suffers with anxiety and depressive disorders as well as working with individuals who have addiction problems.
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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The initial assessment is one hour long and follow up sessions/ therapy sessions are 50 minutes long. Please note the rates may vary as in some cases a sliding scale is utilised. I accept self funding referrals as well as various private health insurance companies.
Fees include all handouts and "homework" material. No commitment is necessary after assessment.
Intensity and frequency is tailored to each individual case in order to maximise efficiency and offer best possible rate based on the clients' individual needs.
If you have been referred to me or if you are self-referring the first step would be for you to arrange to meet for an initial face to face consultation. You can do this very easily by sending me an email. I will then contact you as soon as possible and we can arrange to meet for an individual face to face consultation at a time that is suitable for us. I am usually able to arrange an assessment session within a week at point of contact.
Please contact me for a no-obligation brief consultation to discuss how my services might best meet your needs.