Dr Philippa Bullemor-Day (Chartered Clinical Psychologist)
07379 806 356
Meeting with a psychologist for the first time and opening up about potentially distressing things that may be having a significant impact on your life can be a very difficult thing to do. To enable people to feel comfortable enough to do this, my primary aim in therapy is to always offer a safe, compassionate, and non-judgemental space. Through this, I hope to encourage individuals, in their own time, to be open, understand their difficulties and take positive steps towards the changes they desire. I see my role in therapy as supporting and guiding you towards where you would like to get to and believe collaboration between you and your therapist plays a huge role in getting you there. I take an honest and transparent approach to help build a positive relationship with my clients to enable this to happen.
I am trained to work in a variety of psychological models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic Therapy and Third-wave therapies including Mindfulness based therapies. In my experience, difficulties tend not to exist in isolation and are very often influenced by our relationships with those closest to us as well as the wider contexts we live in. To fit with this, I like to work flexibly, integrating different techniques and strategies from a range of therapeutic models to enable a collaborative and adaptable approach which can be tailored to your therapeutic goals and needs.
If you would like to get in touch, I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation, where we can discuss your hopes for therapy and how can we take things forward if you decide to. Please call, text, or email and we can arrange a good time to talk.
Training, qualifications & experience
In terms of my experience, I have worked in the NHS for 7 years across a number of adult and young people's health settings and have substantial experience working with adults, children, and adolescents to overcome difficulties such as low mood and anxiety disorders (including generalised anxiety, panic and phobias). I have particular expertise and interests in sexual health, sexual difficulties and couple’s therapy. Alongside my private work, I currently work as a Specialist Clinical Psychologist in an NHS sexual health service, where I work with individuals and couples with sexual difficulties, mental health difficulties related to diagnoses, adjustment to health conditions, and addictions. In this role, I am also the Lead Clinical Psychologist for the adolescent and young persons' HIV service.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London, followed by a Masters in Mental Health Studies at the Institute of Psychiatry and finally my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London. I am also currently completing a Foundation Course in Systemic Practice (accredited by the Association of Family Therapy).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sexual difficulties (including erectile dysfunction, low libido/sex drive, pain during sex, early or delayed ejaculation).
Coping with and adjusting to long term physical health conditions, including adjusting to a new diagnosis, taking or adhering to medication, managing blood tests (needle phobia).
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£100 per hour/individual
£130 per hour/couples
Key Words: Anxiety (including Generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder and phobias), Depression (low mood or feeling sad), Low self-esteem, Addictions (including sex addiction, alcohol addiction or alcoholism and gambling), Relationship issues, Sexual Difficulties (sex problems), London, Central London.
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