Dr Rebecca Lee, Clinical Psychologist
Offering video call sessions and 'walk and talk therapy' during the COVID-19 lockdown
Life can throw some tricky challenges at us at times and this can lead to the erosion of our sense of wellbeing. We may find ourselves feeling constantly fatigued, struggling to enjoy the things we used to, withdrawing from activities, feeling bleak about life, feeling anxious or having physical complaints such as being more frequently unwell and struggling with digestive issues or muscular aches and pains. These issues could suggest that stress is having an impact on your psychological wellbeing. Symptoms that your mental health may be deteriorating could often be more obvious such as beginning to hear or see things that others don’t; becoming dangerously underweight or having episodes of mania, to name a few. These patterns may in time become a familiar way of being and we may slowly drift from our own sense of ‘normality’. It can often prove challenging to work out how you got from A to B and how to navigate a way back to A.
I developed Insight Psychology as I am passionate about helping people understand what stands in the way of them leading a happier and more fulfilling life. Developing insight is the key to what I do, as this is the fundamental first step in making change. As they say, ‘knowledge is power’ and what is important in living a better life is understanding how our difficulties have come about and what keeps them going. I will then help you to alter your relationship with the problematic patterns that have led you to this place. Whether this is over-thinking, perfectionism or avoiding difficult thoughts or feelings, to name a few.
Why a Clinical Psychologist?
As a Clinical Psychologist I have spent 7 years at University receiving extensive teaching and training in the psychological theory of human behaviour, mental health and therapy. I also have over 15 years of experience of working within the NHS providing evidence-based psychological therapy to individuals and their families. This has provided me with the expertise to provide you with a thorough assessment and understanding of the problem you face. I can then tailor a plan for therapy to you, based upon your needs but also drawing on the evidence base to inform us of what will most likely be effective. Due to the nature of my training I can draw upon a wide range of therapeutic approaches that have been found to be effective in treating a number of issues including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy and Mindfulness.
Seeing a psychologist can be a relatively brief intervention, I would estimate that on average I see someone for 8-12 sessions. My approach is to give you the knowledge and tools to feel empowered and confident in continuing to make change away from therapy.
Whether you have struggled with significant mental health problems for years or are just having a few specific issues making life a little tricky, I can help.
Evidenced Based Treatment for Mental Health Problems
I have spent much of my career developing specialist skills in working with those with severe and enduring mental health problems, in particular individuals with psychosis, bipolar disorder and eating disorders. I am able to deliver the treatments that have the best evidence of working for these conditions.
Supporting the Family
I believe it is also important to support the loved ones of those suffering from significant mental health problems. I know from experience that a mental health problem can put a strain on our relationships; often due to the worry it causes. Loved ones can often struggle to work out how best to offer support and can sometimes struggle with their own feelings of hopelessness. The family work I offer provides specific strategies to help you feel more empowered and to give you a clear way forward.
Please call or email to see how I might be able to help.
A 50-minute session costs £95
For more information please visit: http://insight-psychology.co.uk/
Training, qualifications & experience
2009 – Behavioural Family Therapy, Meridan
2008 – Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, University of Southampton
2002 - BSc (Hons) Human Psychology, Aston University
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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Areas of counselling I deal with
50 minute session - £95