Dr Reetta Newell, Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol, DClinPsych, HCPC Registered)
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). I provide psychological assessment, consultation, formulation and therapy to children and families in a private clinic in Bishops Stortford. With 10 years experience of working in the NHS, most recently in a north London child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS), I am now concentrating on my independent practice.
I am committed to working with families in a professional, non-judgemental and honest manner. I do this by using modern, evidence based psychological approach, building on individual and family strengths and resources.
WHY SEE A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
Psychological difficulties, such as worries and low mood, are very common in children. It is estimated that 10-20% of children experience psychological difficulties in the UK. These can have a negative impact on the child, his/her parents, wider family, friendships and schooling. Sometimes children, like adults, can benefit from psychological therapy.
PSYCHOLOGICAL DIFFICULTIES THAT I WORK WITH
- Behavioural difficulties (such as oppositional, angry behaviour); emotional difficulties (such as anxiety, worry, low mood, fears/phobias, obsessions, low self-esteem); developmental issues (such as autism, ADHD - post-diagnostic support)
- Other issues impacting on the child’s functioning, such as sleeping, feeding, toileting, changes in family circumstances.
- Adjustment and emotional support when a child has additional needs (e.g. autism, learning disability).
- Difficulties and dilemmas in parenting, parent mental health
WHAT I OFFER
Clinical psychology aims to reduce psychological distress and to enhance the promotion of psychological well-being. By using modern, evidence based psychological approaches, I will aim to help children and their families to 1) understand the difficulties they are experiencing, 2) cope with a variety of psychological difficulties, and 3) develop and practice new ways of managing the difficulties. Through my clinical psychology training, I am experienced in using a range of approaches, including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic approaches and Behavioural Therapy. I tailor her approach to each individual’s specific needs, often using elements from each of the models (this is called an integrative approach).
If you / your child are experiencing issues that are not included above, please contact me to discuss your specific needs. Parents / carers and professionals are welcome to phone or email me with any enquiry or for an informal discussion at no cost.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych) - University of East London
- BSc (Hons) Psychology - London Metropolitan University
- Practitioner Psychologist with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) with the British Psychological Society (BPS)
- Enhanced DBS clearance and professional indemnity insurance
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Autism spectrum disorder (children and adults); parent mental health; antenatal and postnatal psychology; under fives.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Fees start from £80 per session. See website for further details about fees. Please enquire about your specific requirements.
I am a recognised provider with a number of leading UK health insurance companies: BUPA, Vitality/PruHealth, AXA PPP Healthcare, Aviva Health, CIGNA and Nuffield Health. Please speak to your company to find out what your policy covers, as policies vary.
"I no longer have days where I have full on stress, cry, worry and be angry. I have learnt to cope with my emotions and when I worry, I use the tool box that Reetta helped me make". 13 year old girl (Feb 2016)
"The discrete piece of work that you have done with B has been very useful. It has helped her clarify her thinking, legitimise her thoughts and feelings, consider alternative perspectives and recognise that there's a lot she can do to help herself. Hopefully she'll be able to refer to the strategies and issues discussed with you if she stumbles on trouble again in the future". Parent of a 14 year old (Jan 2016)
“I was able to relate my worries and feelings to a professional who was able to provide objective advice… The communication and understanding between my daughters and I has improved. I feel better able to tackle the future… I was very happy with the sessions. I felt they were about us and did not just provide generic advice as is sometimes the case”. Parent and two children (Feb 2015)
“Thank you for helping R to be so positive. He definitely has more confidence and is getting back to his cheeky old self!” Grandparent of a 17 year old (Sept 2014)
“I am so delighted with the progress my son has made with Reetta as I feel a huge sense of relief. As a parent I had exhausted all my attempts at helping him and didn’t know what else to do. A lot has changed as my son has gone from feeling suicidal without a future to understanding himself a lot more and not putting so much pressure on himself. He has gained some useful skills to help him with his anxiety which has meant that he can function and enjoy life again. Reetta really worked very hard with my son and was extremely flexible in her approach. All the visual aids such as charts and diagrams she used enabled him to describe his feelings in a way he was very comfortable with. We have them to use for the future. It was also hugely beneficial to have Reetta telephone the school and discuss my son’s issues so that the school is fully aware and understanding of his situation”. Parent of a 15 year old (Dec 2014)
“It was helpful to discuss W’s emotional needs with a professional psychologist for a fresh perspective. We wanted W to have some strategies to support his self esteem and not just how he copes with the school environment. It was also really useful to have W present as this is the first time a psychologist has interacted with W about his feelings”. Parent of a seven year old (Feb 2015)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Appointments available on Mondays (9.30am-5pm), Tuesdays (9.30am-5pm) and Wednesdays (9.30am-2.30pm).
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|