Dr Marie Ferguson Chartered Clinical Psychologist
* Please note, that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I will be offering sessions remotely. I am more than happy to offer you sessions via phone or video.
Hello and thank you for visiting my web page. My name is Dr Marie Ferguson and I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I have 20 years of experience and have had the pleasure of treating many people over the years.
I offer a variety of evidence-based psychological therapies. I have spent the majority of my clinical career in a senior role, and I was a Consultant Psychologist and manager of an Adult Psychology Service within the NHS.
More often than not people don’t know what’s wrong when they first decide to see a psychologist. They just know that they are ‘not themselves’ and want help to understand what is happening to them and also how to move forward.
The most common difficulty I come across in my clinics is anxiety, people tend to suffer from some form of it, even when it is not the main reason that they are attending. In my experience mental health problems, can make people feel more vulnerable and life feels more unpredictable which in itself can lead to anxiety and stress.
I have experience of working with people with anxiety, panic, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. If you don’t identify with this list then don’t worry, it’s just a brief summary.
I am experienced in a wide variety of psychological interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. However, I tend to use an integrative approach. This means I do not rely on one approach, I tailor my intervention to best suit the needs of my individual clients. I also believe having a good therapeutic relationship, compassion and at times humour, are very important in therapy.
If you would like to find out more, or have any questions, please feel free to contact me by phone or by email.
Training, qualifications & experience
First Class Honours Degree in Psychology, the University of Strathclyde 1995 - 1999
Awarded the Gustav Jahoda Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement in 1999
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, the University of Glasgow 2000 – 2003
Both Degrees are accredited by the British Psychological Society.
I am a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society which is the benchmark of professional recognition.
I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council which regulates Psychologists in the UK.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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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
My fees are £85 - £95 per session. I am registered with many of the large insurance companies such as Bupa, AXA PPP Healthcare and Aviva.