Dr Naomi Law (MA Hons, DPsych, DIT Practitioner)
I'm a Clinical Psychologist working with adults in private practice and in the NHS. I have over 8 years NHS experience and have worked in a range of services with people with difficulties from depression and anxiety, to psychosis and personality disorder, to chronic pain and IBS.
I am registered with the HCPC and abide by their code of practice and ethics. I am also a qualified Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) Practitioner. My consulting room is less than 5 minutes from Walthamstow Central tube station.
Training, qualifications & experience
I draw on a range of models including psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dynamic interpersonal therapy (DIT), mentalisation-based therapy (MBT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT) and systemic therapy. Common to all of my work is a focus on relationships, both the relationship that we have with ourselves and with others in our lives.
I am interested in exploring patterns in these relationships, which may have their roots in early or significant experiences we've had and which may therefore have an impact on what we struggle with today. I believe that by having the space and time to explore these relationships with someone who can listen, understand and make connections, with warmth and lack of judgement, people can find different perspectives on or new ways of managing their difficulties. I will strive to make sure that you feel heard and understood by me as I know that coming to see a therapist can be a nerve-wracking experience.
I offer both short- and long-term therapy depending on what is right for you and I am guided by your needs as to the way that I work.
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
The initial consultation session is a chance for us to get to know each other and to think about what's brought you to see me. I can explain to you more about how I work and we can decide whether or not we are a good fit. If we decide not to continue to meet I can help you to think about or find somewhere that may be more helpful for you. We may decide to meet for more than one consultation session before making a decision about ongoing therapy.
If we decide to meet for therapy we will agree whether to meet for a set number of sessions or whether to work in a more open-ended way. The sessions will be weekly, at the same day and time and last for 50 minutes.
My fee is £90 per 50 minute session, for either consultation or ongoing therapy. I operate a 24 hour cancellation policy for initial consultation sessions and a 48 hour cancellation policy for ongoing sessions.
I do not accept payment by insurance providers.
For further information please visit my website at https://naomilawpsychology.wixsite.com/naomi