Dr Noreen Dowling
Thank you for taking the time to visit my page.
I am a fully qualified Registered Clinical Psychologist by profession working as a clinician in the NHS and in private practice.
My aim as a therapist is to create a safe space where people can explore their difficulties, develop an understanding of where they have come from and find ways to make improvements in their lives. This can involve thinking about how people understand themselves, their relationships with others and how they can make positive changes and move towards the life that they want. As a clinical psychologist, I draw from a variety of models in order for the therapy to be personalised for each individual to ensure that the therapy we complete together is the best suited to you.
Which Therapies Can I Offer?
I am trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Systemic Therapy. I am also influenced by other approaches such as Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy. As part of my clinical training, each individual's therapeutic work would be personalised for them drawing from these models.
I understand that finding a therapist can be difficult, so please feel free to contact me on either phone or email so that I can give you further information and we can discuss any concerns you may have. If following this, you would like to arrange an initial appointment, this can be arranged with no further commitment required.
Number of sessions
The number of sessions required by each person is very individual and will be suited to your needs. This is something that we will discuss together in our first meeting.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a qualified clinical Psychologist, I am a registered with the Health & Care Professions Council which guarantees my level of training and professional qualifications. Previous to my Doctoral training, I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Clinical Neuropsychology. Throughout my years in clinical practise, I have worked in a variety of clinical settings, including working with children, adolescents, adults and groupwork, offering both short-term and long-term evidenced-based therapy. Within these areas, I also enjoy working with adults with learning disabilities and cognitive impairments following brain injuries. I am currently completing my training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy which focuses on supporting individuals in managing difficulties in their relationships and finding new ways of being, which is a particular passion of mine.
During my clinical practise, I have gained extensive experience of working with depression and anxiety disorders such as panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder and generalised anxiety disorder.
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 fee for individual therapy is £120 for 50 minutes. I am able to offer a discounted rate in some instances so please contact me if this is something you would like to discuss.
I am currently registered with Axa and Vitality insurance providers and it may be possible to add others so please do ask.
From 6pm on weekdays.