Dr Rosie Odhuba
I provide individualised assessment and treatment for adults and teenagers for a wide range of emotional problems. You can expect professional, clinically effective & evidence-based input from an experienced, well-qualified Clinical Psychologist, providing sensitive, collaborative and thoughtful therapy. All input is in line with The National Institute for Clinical Excellence, (NICE) guidelines, utilising well researched established psychotherapeutic methods.
Psychological Therapy is not just about supporting someone through reflective listening, though this is important. It is also about using established psychotherapeutic practices to help a person achieve the things they value in life and deal with emotional difficulties; learning strategies and techniques and how to apply them to their unique situation.
I use evidence- based models which I have extensive experience in, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness based approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I also use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing); particularly effective for dealing with past and recent trauma. I keep my knowledge up to date with regular training in all modalities, attending a monthly ACT workshop group and receiving regular clinical and EMDR supervision from other qualified clinical psychologists, to continue to improve my practise.
Individual therapy sessions are usually weekly (or fortnightly) dependent on need and convenience and usually last for 50 minutes per session.
I also offer video-call therapy as well as via the phone.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience after obtaining a Clinical Psychology doctorate (2000, Manchester University) following a Psychology degree (Manchester University '91-94). Since then I have worked in the NHS (leading a pain management programme; providing a psychological service for those with chronic health problems; assessment and intervention in mental health services) and private settings (adult and young people's mental & physical health; individual and couple assessment, intervention and consultation).
Why Clinical Psychology?
As doctors of psychology, Clinical Psychologists are trained to the highest level, with a minimum of 7 years training in a range of therapies and in many areas and age groups. They also have research experience so that they can assess effectiveness of treatments they provide. They are therefore able to work with complex issues, and have the ability to monitor and adjust therapies so that they are effective.
Clinical Psychologist is a legally protected title meaning it should only be used by someone with the correct qualifications. They should be HCPC registered (Health and Social Care Professions Council) and preferably be Professionally recognised by the BPS (British Psychological Society) and/ or the Association for Clinical Psychologists (ACP)
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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Physical health issues such as IBS and Chronic Pain
- Health anxiety
- Communication issues
- Controlling/ coercive Behaviour
- Diet / Weight & Body Image
- Shame / Guilt
- Questioning sense of identity
- School related stress
- Adjustment difficulties
- Addictions & unhelpful habits such as trichotillomania (hair pulling)
- Brain injury rehab including developmental disorders.
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
My usual fees are £110 per 50 minute session (for assessment and follow up treatment), with a limited sliding scale.
I am registered with all the main health insurers, and if you have health insurance you may well be covered for this treatment. Just contact your insurer to find out. You may also have health care cover via your work. This cover may also provide psychology assessment and treatment for family members.
Monday - Friday, school hours