Dr Rebecca Oldaker, Senior Clinical Psychologist, BSc Hons, PsychD, CPsychol
I am a Senior Chartered Clinical Psychologist who works compassionately and collaboratively with young adults and adults experiencing psychological distress. I can work with a range of psychological difficulties including anxiety, OCD, worry, shame, low self-esteem, low mood, sleep difficulties, trauma and grief/bereavement to help you achieve a fulfilling and meaningful life.
My area of specialism includes working with people who are struggling to create a fulfilling life as a result of a chronic health condition (e.g. pain, fatigue, cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, fibromyalgia etc), anxiety/OCD/shame (which was the topic of my doctorate research) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Your story combined with psychological theory helps gives us the best platform for understanding your hopes/aims for therapy and how sessions could help. My main therapeutic approaches employed include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). However I also draw upon ideas from a systemic family therapy, compassion-focused therapy, solution-focused therapy and object relations approaches. My goal is to help you make significant steps towards your goals of a more meaningful life.
I have also completed part 1 of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) training which is a therapy specifically focused on helping individual process traumatic memories. Sessions for this therapy last 90 minutes.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 10 years’ experience working with adults both in the private and NHS settings including community teams and large teaching hospitals in Surrey. I have also worked in the specialist OCD clinic in the Maudsley Hospital in London obtaining specific clinical experience and working on several research projects.
- BSc (Hons) Psychology 2004 - 2008
- PsychD in Clinical Psychology 2011 - 2014
- Part one in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) training 2018
- Compassion focused therapy - An introduction 2014
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - Beginners workshop 2015
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - Intermediate workshop 2015
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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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
My fee is £100 for a 50 minute psychology session.
For trauma therapy such as EMDR, my fee is £150 for a 90 minute session.
My fees reflect the high level and number of years of training I have undertaken, the breadth of psychology theories I can pull upon to utilise in our sessions and the years of experience I have in my specialist areas.
I strictly adhere to regulations set before me by my professional body, the British Psychological Society and the Health and Care Professional Council. My HCPC number is PYL31162 and BPS number is 201661. In the assessment session, I will explain the confidentiality policies and GDPR requirements I comply with.