Dr Naomi Page, Clinical Psychologist (BSc, MSc, DClinPsy, CPsychol)
I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist drawing on a range of psychological models to help individuals live more fully and suffer less. My main focus is one-to-one, and couple work, with the aim of working together to improve your quality of life and meet your goals, whether the issue be within your relationship, pregnancy or postnatal difficulties, anxiety, depression, behavioural or addiction.
What I do:
I work with clients with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, mood swings, phobias, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive behaviour, difficulties in social situations, anger management issues, stress management, bereavement, postnatal depression, relationship issues and family problems. I have a specialist interest and skills in supporting women and couples through the perinatal period, through losses, antenatal and postnasal anxiety, OCD and depression. Many of my clients come with a question about life - a feeling of stuckness, lack of purpose, longing for things to be different or a struggle to adjust to life changes. I provide individual therapy in my private practice to support people with these difficulties
I have experience of working with individuals using a range of specialist therapeutic interventions, guided by the current evidence base. The approaches that I draw from include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness Approaches, and Solution Focused Therapy. I am also mindful of the impact families and wider social systems can have on an individual and the importance of understanding psychological problems within these contexts, and therefore I also value the importance of approaches such as cognitive analytic therapy (CAT), Systemic Therapy and Narrative Therapy. I am a creative person and feel it is important to be flexible, adapt models and tailor approaches to meet the needs of an individual and their context.
Most of my private clients receive short- or medium-term therapy at a frequency of one session a week. These sessions may take a more structured approach with a particular problem or goal that an individual would like to work on. However, sessions can also be far more explorative in nature, for example examining stories we tell ourselves, and our relationship patterns. Such work can help shift patterns we continuously get stuck in to give renewed creativity and interest in life and its possibilities.
I ensure that all my clients experience my private practice as respectful, compassionate and safe. To do so, I ensure that our work is collaborative, transparent and that you are put at the centre of your therapy. Alongside this, I ensure confidentiality and safeguarding policies as is required of me as a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Please make contact with me to discuss the issues you are experiencing and the ways in which we can work together to achieve your goals.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Bachelors degree in Applied Psychology (BSc)
- Masters in Clinical Forensic Psychology (MSc)
- Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
- Chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol.)
I have over 10 years therapy experience of working in the NHS and am registered with the British Psychological Society and the Health Professions Council (regulating body for Clinical Psychologists).
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
Psychological assessments and therapy sessions are paid per session. Once we have agreed to begin working together you will be provided with terms and conditions, and the cancellation policy.
Initial 10 minute phone consultation – Free Individual Psychological assessments and therapy sessions - £100 per 50 minute session. Couple/Family Psychological assessments and therapy sessions - £110 per 50 minute session.
My fees reflect the fact that I have attained extensive training to doctorate level. I am therefore able to utilise a number of skills and techniques outside the remit of a standard counsellor. I hold the protected title of Clinical Psychologist and am governed by the HCPC, the only legally-recognised body for counselling and psychotherapy. I hold a Chartered status with the British Psychological Society, reflecting the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise.
What will happen?
I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to ensure that I am able to provide what you are hoping for from therapy. You will then be invited to an initial assessment session which will involve exploring the difficulties you may be facing and coming to a joint understanding of why professional help has been sought and consideration of what change may look like, ultimately establishing personal and meaningful goals for our work together.
Most of my private clients receive short- or medium-term therapy at a frequency of one session a week. This could be any number of sessions between 6-24 sessions or more if necessary.
I am able to offer clinic appointments covering Guildford and surrounding areas.