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Dr Robyn Carrington

Twickenham TW1 & London SW12
0800 0029068 0800 0029068 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a Clinical Psychologist available for face to face appointments in Twickenham and Clapham as well as Telephone and Online Counselling Sessions. Should you wish to book online with myself or any of my colleagues then please go to http://booking.thebritishcbtcounsellingservice.com/ for a Live Online Diary.

I work with adults, children, families and couples and use a range of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (including Third Wave approaches; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy {ACT}, Mindfulness and Compassionate Focused Therapy), Psychodynamic Therapy and Schema Therapy. I create an individualised treatment programme for each of my patients based on what they need and feel comfortable and taking into consideration what is proven to bring the fastest and most long lasting relief for their particular difficulty.

I am registered as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with The Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).

I am experienced in helping people to resolve the majority of problems that cause emotional distress and discomfort including (but not limited to):

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Problems
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Counselling for Carers
  • Child & Teenager Counselling
  • Depression & Low Mood
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Therapy
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Problems
  • Stress

Services Offered

I also offer the following services:

  • Bereavement Counselling
  • Child Counselling
  • Expert Witness
  • Family Counselling
  • Marriage Counselling
  • Medico-Legal Assessment and Treatment
  • Specialist Eating Disorder Counselling

My Philosophy

I believe that everyone has the potential to live a rich and meaningful life, but sometimes events in our lives can leave us feeling helpless and unable to move forward. This is where I can help. Therapy can support you to develop or rediscover skills that will help you to overcome problems and build up the resilience to tackle future challenges. It can provide you with the space to understand yourself and your relationships better so that you can reconnect to things that truly matter and bring joy to your life.

My Approach

I am an enthusiastic and committed Clinical Psychologist with over 6 years of experience working in the NHS with children, young people, families and adults struggling with a range of difficulties across a variety of settings (including working in schools).

I draw upon a range of therapeutic models during assessment and therapeutic work, depending on the individuals’ presenting needs and preferences. These include CBT and behavioural therapy, attachment and play based approaches, narrative therapy, solution focused therapy and systemic approaches.

I am experienced in supporting individuals across the lifespan to overcome a range of difficulties including: anxiety, specific phobias, stress, anger, low mood, low self -esteem, trauma, adjusting to changes in circumstances (e.g. changes at home), sleep problems, OCD, behavioural difficulties, social difficulties (e.g. problems making or keeping friends, issues with bullying), parenting difficulties, relationship difficulties, developmental delays or concerns, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders and cognitive assessments (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC).

At the beginning, we will spend time to create a safe and collaborative relationship so that we can come to a shared understanding about the difficulties you are facing and how you would like things to be different. From there we will explore the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may be (inadvertently) maintaining the problems as well as considering other responses and strategies that may be more helpful. I encourage feedback and reviews throughout the process to ensure the sessions are helpful and remain focused on your goals. In my work with children and young people, I value working alongside parents as their active involvement is essential to gain a better understanding about the child and to ensure that progress continues outside of sessions.

My Motivation

I am passionate about supporting people to overcome difficulties that can get in the way of living a fulfilling life. I feel it is a privilege to be able to learn about an individual’s life, which is something I treat with the utmost respect and empathy. It is such a pleasure to be able to witness people achieving their goals and growing as individuals. The strength and commitment that it often takes to be able to do this is so inspiring to me.

A Little About Me

When I am not at work I love being outdoors, going on long walks (and trying not to get lost). I also really enjoy reading and becoming completely immersed in a good story.

Training, qualifications & experience

DClinPsy, BSC (Hons)
Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

HCPC

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Equine therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Fees

I offer everyone a Free of Charge Pre-Assessment Telephone Consultation

The fees below are for a 50 minute face to face, telephone or video counselling session.

Self Funded Treatment

Individual Therapy: £140 per session
Couples/Family Therapy: £150 per session
Online/Skype: £105 individuals / £115 couples and families

Health Insurance

Most national and international Private Healthcare companies are accepted including (but not limited to):

  • Bupa
  • Axa
  • Cigna
  • Pru Health
  • Aviva
  • Simply Health
  • WPA
  • and more…

It may be possible to use your private health insurance to cover the cost or part of the cost of your appointments. Each healthcare provider (Bupa, Axa, Aviva, Cigna etc) have slightly different policies but most of them are happy for you to approach us directly in the first instance.

Axa require a referral from a Psychiatrist in order to access your policy and we are happy to help arrange this with you.

Bupa require a referral from your GP in order to access your policy. GP’s are often happy to provide a referral following a phone consultation instead of a traditional face to face appointment in the surgery as it is more time efficient.

With the above a quick call to your healthcare provider should allow them clarify these details.

It is worth noting that not all policies will cover the full cost of your treatment. We will advise you of the availability of healthcare appointments, and any cost implications in your initial enquiry.

Some healthcare providers have fees which are different to our self funding rates detailed above. If these are less than our own rate we have to ask that the shortfall is made up by the patient. Please just remember to tell us who your provider is as soon as possible to avoid any confusion when booking.

Further information

Recent Testimonials

"I would just like to say a big thank you for everything you have done for me.  When I came into therapy I had no idea in what way it could help, in the past I thought honesty was the answer to all and since I had already achieved that I was unsure how therapy would work for me.  I never thought it would be so, but I honestly believe that having a fuller comprehension of myself has really helped me come to terms, understand and be at peace with myself.  I feel much more grounded and in no way out of control".–

- Philippa (Marylebone)

"My husband and I tried a number of counsellors in Fulham before we found The British CBT & Counselling Service. It was such a different experience to the ones we had had before and this time it actually seems to have worked! I would recommend that if you are struggling in your relationship you should try them”.

– Polly (Fulham)

“I have been having Online CBT Counselling with The British CBT & Counselling Service for about 9 months and it has made such a difference. I struggled for years with an eating disorder and depression and I really feel like I’ve got my life back. The online CBT Counselling programme fitted in with the long hours I work and it actually felt more supportive that other types of counselling I have tried because I had contact with my psychologist up to 3 times a week. I am so glad that I tried this approach and would recommend it to anyone who needs help sorting out a problem”.

– Lizzie (Richmond)

Thurleigh Road Practice
88A Thurleigh Road
London
SW12 8TT

366 Richmond Road
Twickenham
Middlesex
TW1 2DX

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Counselling available in English, Portuguese, Italian, French, Polish & Spanish

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair access at Clapham Clinic No wheelchair access at Twickenham Clinic

Availability

Appointments available throughout the week, both daytime and evenings including Saturdays. Please call or e-mail to confirm my latest availability.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Dr Robyn Carrington

Dr Robyn Carrington