Dr Miriam Inder
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 13 years post-qualification experience working with individuals who are experiencing psychological distress. I treat adults with a wide range of difficulties, including depression/low mood, anxiety (OCD, health anxiety, phobias), childhood trauma, adjusting to major life changes, relationship difficulties, work stress, over reliance on alcohol or drugs, and difficulties sleeping. Clinical psychologists integrate clinical knowledge, science and theory to understand and treat patients. The doctorate qualification is highly regulated and requires clinicians to be competent in a minimum of three types of therapy. This means I can choose the right approach for you.
Cognitive behavioural therapy has a considerable evidence base, and is influential in my work. I also draw on psychodynamic theory, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and compassion focussed therapy. The treatment approach taken will be decided by your individual formulation along with the evidence base. Clinical Psychologists are also aware that successful treatment is consistently linked to the relationship between themselves and their patient. With this in mind it is important that I help you feel safe and contained throughout our work together.
My aim is to offer people immediate access to psychotherapy which is individualised with regards appointments, treatment length, and approach taken. I believe in patient choice and providing the right treatment in a timely and accessible way.
Finding the right therapist can feel very difficult. Please contact me to arrange an informal conversation. There is also more information about me, and psychological therapy in general, on my website www.inderpsychology.co.uk
What to expect when you contact me?
I aim to respond to voicemails and e-mails within 24 hours. We will have an initial free telephone consultation, where I will ask you about what you are looking for help with and arrange an initial assessment appointment. During this appointment we will talk about your current situation, and aspects of your history, to develop a plan for therapy. If you decide that you would like to work with me, we will arrange a series of 50 minute appointments.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a clinical psychologist in 2006 from University College London. For ten years I worked in an NHS community psychology service treating adults with a range of difficulties, including low mood and sadness, anxiety, hopelessness, worry, obsessive thoughts or behaviours, relationship difficulties, self-harm, and erratic changeable moods. Frequently (but not always) difficulties had their roots in childhood trauma. These presenting problems can also be understood in diagnostic terms (e.g. anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, complex PTSD, personality difficulties, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder).
I am a published author in psychological research and a visiting lecturer at the University of Essex
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Tokophobia (fear of giving birth
- Pre-natal and anti-natal depression
- Pre-natal and anti-natal anxiety (including OCD)
- Bonding difficulties with baby (born or unborn)
I offer an initial free telephone consultation to decide whether a face to face meeting would be beneficial. Fees are as follows:
Therapy sessions (50 minutes) £110
Other meetings, consultation, report writing all charged at £110 per 50 minutes Any brief telephone/text/email contact between sessions is not charged
Fees include reflective time, assessment tools/measures, scoring of questionnaires, copying handouts, writing notes and preparing materials for sessions.
I accept self referrals and am registered with all major health insurance companies, including Bupa, Axa PPP, WPA, and Vitality.
I have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I am a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Thursday 08:00 - 20:00 Friday 08:00 - 20:00 Saturday 08:00 - 20:00
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|